Animal Scat

Asked October 12, 2018, 5:09 PM EDT

I picked up some poop in my yard last Sunday and when I went out today to do some work, there were two more little piles within a few inches of the first one. Something seems to be marking its territory. There are a couple dogs in our neighborhood but they're on leashes or in fenced yards. I wonder what critter is doing this? I've seen raccoons and foxes in our neighborhood but they've never bothered me. And I'm not particularly bothered by this mess, but I am curious to know what it is. Any thoughts?

Ramsey County Minnesota

1 Response

The MN DNR is more equipped to answer this type question than a horticulturist. You can post the picture on the MNDNR Facebook page:

Or contact a MNDNR office: