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    Animal signs?

    hi, I went to tararua forest this weekend, but i didn't get anything, however i found something interesting, it seems like something left signs. Rootings and drops, but I am not sure what kind of animal made the rooting and left drops, might be different species. I found these on flat area between two hills nearby a river. I took some photos and here put in my thread, I think it might be hogs, I only know hogs likes rooting, could anyone please tell me what kind of animals if you know this?

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    I also met like that, but I don't know who could leave it ...

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    Cheech:looks like pig shit man
    Chong: feel it man
    Feels like pig shit
    Taste it
    Taste it?
    Taste it man
    Tastes like pig shit
    How you know what pig shit tastes like man
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    Pig rooting and pig shit mate, 100%. Hard to put a good age on it without turning the soil over and seeing what else is about. But from those pictures doesnt look all that old, rooting appears fresher than the droppings.

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    Yes, it's pig rooting. It can be quite shallow only 5cm or else deep up to 40-50cm. They much prefer soft ground which usually means fairly level areas on terraces, saddles and tops of ridges. There's a saying: "The only fresh rooting is one with a pig's bum sticking out of it." However, you can get some idea by looking for cobwebs across grains of soil inside and fallen leaves. Later on little plants start to grow but the whole rooting can still look quite fresh for weeks and they're very visible.

    Here's some rooting in open farmland:
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    This one actually did have a pigs bum sticking out of it and I was fortunate enough to shoot it.
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    It's relatively easier to shoot pigs without a dog out if you're out in the open. It does happen occasionally in the bush but your best bet is to see one on a damp slip with soft soil. Most pigs in the Tararuas are black.

    Pig droppings are cylindrical about 3cm diameter and up to 15cm long often breaking up into sections as shown in your photo. Wallaby droppings also break up into square bits but are drier and you find them in open country (none in the Tararuas as far as I know).

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    That looks like old pig crap that’s broken down a bit. Needs some Metamucil in its diet.
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    Is fawn pop really small normal poo. Came across some that was tiny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russian 22. View Post
    Is fawn pop really small normal poo. Came across some that was tiny.

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    Yep, looks like chocolate chips
    More meplat, more better.

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    I like rooting but that wasn't me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    I like rooting but that wasn't me
    True. There isint a bum in that pic

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    if pigs, any good way to take them down without using dogs? any circumstance that they are very active and you have more chance to find them?

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    Pigs move around quite a bit so you would be best to go back this weekend. If you see any goats around shoot them and that will be a feed or two to keep the pigs in the vicInity.

    I think they have colour vision. But overall their eyesight is notoriously poor. People stalk them with bows on farmland.

    As for special tricks for the bush, lets see if anyone here can suggest some.

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    I've never heard of any special trick's to bush stalking pigs. A couple fellas at the nzda have had a chance at them in the ureweras while waiting on a slip.

    Apart from way pointing the gut bag of anything you shoot and coming back I don't know of anything.

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