Scat scat

Asked October 15, 2015, 9:12 AM EDT

What animal is leaving its scat on my deck steps? I've found this numerous times this fall and last fall. Not sure why it likes my steps. The scat has berries in it however my yard doesn't have berries so it is an animal that roams. How do I discourage it from leaving me "presents"?

Prince George's County Maryland scat id animal

1 Response

We cannot say for sure but the scat may be from a raccoon. You can look at the link from the Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Mgmt for scat identification
http://icwdm.org/Inspection/Scat.aspx Do not leave out any cat or dog food or bird seed. See our link for more information http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/raccoons
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