This is Charles Parker again with another animal trapping update. I have many animal removal blogs out there on blogger but the one that people seem to like the best are full of poop.
Pictures, stories, you name it - the more crap involved the better, lol.
When I do an inspection on a clients property, I often find some poop (excrement/waste/etc.) and sometimes the homeowner has already spotted it and knows it is some sort of crap or turd but do not know what kind it is. Customers ask me, "how do you know it is opossum poop?" and I usually respond with, "because it tastes terrible..." but I say that about all kinds of crap.
A little humorous, sure but what is this crap all about? When you find droppings in your attic, you will almost always ask yourself what did it. I hope to help you figure it out with all of my experience in this sort of crap.
I get asked, "what kind of animal did that?" and can usually tell right away. especially if it is an opossum. Before you get all excited about this crap, let's get a few things out of the way. First of all, if you have an "Opossum" problem, it is not a "Possum" problem - go see for yourself - possums are not native to North America - OPOSSUMS, however, are found here. That is right, a "Possum" is found in Australia. Check out this link for more reading: Possum vs Opossum
So what does Opossum poop look like? Here are several great photos, and feel free to use them however you wish. If you do use them on your website give me some credit, maybe link back to my blog here. Thanks! Animal droppings are often in dark attics. This first photo is often what you're faced with, a large out of focus pile of something you just know is crap but cannot tell for sure what did it. Let's call this - random crap. Random crap is when some random animal strolls in, does his business and leaves. Sure, there is evidence but only an expert who knows his "crap" can ID it and he will probably need to come out and have a first-hand look. He needs to see it in person because this photo doesn't do it justice. A good animal crap pic would let you see some texture, and maybe even invoke some sort of emotional response. A great one, wow you can almost taste it.
|Even out of focus opossum poop is smaller than raccoon poop.|
Raccoon poop would be more like what you would expect your dog to leave behind vs opossum poop where you might think a cat did it. By comparison, opossum poop most resembles cat poop in size.