Now this is what I’m talking about, when it comes to really good scat identification technique.
I’ve never seen one, but I hear there are some bobcats in our area. But there are lots of things I’ve never seen, which is good, because there’s always something new.
As to scat flavor, I think I’d prefer vegetarian pellets, such as this moose scat I found during a hike on April 30, 2013, scattered in several piles within a five minute walk. Either there was one very prolific pooper on the route, or a whole family.
These are large pellets, roughly half the size of a walnut. A few of them would be a mouthful for anybody. I wasn’t hungry enough. (Click on any picture to get even more up close and personal with these darlings.)