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    Goat or deer?

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    Near Dunedin in a place known for escaped red deer and plenty of goats

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    I'd gess goat
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    Pretty sure goats.. sorry mate. Happy to come check for you

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    smell them....

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    Thanks. I don’t know sh*t guys. Goats are good. Easier to carry.

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    I’ll PM you the spot Eric.

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    more inclined to think deer....but smell will tell.

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    I could be wrong but deer crap has a water drop shape? goes to a point?

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    Have you tasted it?
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    Possibly fallow deer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Double_massive View Post
    I could be wrong but deer crap has a water drop shape? goes to a point?
    Deer drop shape?

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    Normaly you can't really tell except 80% of goat droppings are smaller than 20% of deer.

    In this case the glossy black color and the firm clump are quite uncommon for goat but typical for red deer so I'd be hopeful of finding a deer round there.

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    I think deer, and most likely stag as stags droppings are mostly clumped like that.

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    I think it's a person's hand. Could be wrong though.

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    There's only really one definite way for you to tell. Due to the diet being quite different between goats and deer, each of there scat contains different types of browsed organic matter.

    Therefore it's possible to tell the difference between the two types of droppings from..... yep you guessed it ....taste.

    No I'm not joking, if it's old and dry you'll need to leave each pellet in your mouth for a few minutes and roll it round to let the saliva rehydrate it to release the flavor properly.

    Only two or three pellets should be enough to be able to tell.

    Deer browse leafy trees and grass whereas goats like gorse thristles, blackberry and that harder kinda stuff. The flavour will be quite obvious and you will have your answer.
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