Animal scat

Asked June 7, 2019, 11:23 AM EDT

Can you identify this. It is coming on our deck and tearing up plants also the garden.

Josephine County Oregon

1 Response

It looks like raccoon scat. They are usually looking for insects or larvae like Crane fly larvae this time of year in irrigated areas. No real permanent way to prevent the damage. I have used black nylon bird netting and put up temporary fence or wraps to keep them out with pretty good results.