View Full Version : Scat found: Black bear?

08-15-2014, 03:06 PM
Hi, first post in this forum for me.

I have some property in the Catskill mountains of NYS, and recently came across several samples of large scat . I don't know animals or their scats well, so I have no idea what animal it's from, but was curious whether it is bear scat. It is rumored that black bears have populated the Catskills in recent years. Here's a photo of the scat I found. I found lots more of it within a 200 foot radius of where I found this. My hand is a reference point for size (I have very large hands).

Any and all help is appreciated!

08-16-2014, 07:25 AM
Firstly, welcome to the forum! Please drop by the introduction section to say hello to members and tell us a little about yourself and your pets.

Regarding your query: the answer would seem that it is quite possibly bear droppings. See http://icwdm.org/inspection/browndroppingsglobular.aspx

BTW I have never heard of the word "scat" and had to look it up! Maybe it is an American word?