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Snake scat

suborder Serpentes


This 1 inch long scat is from a snake. There is a white tip that looks to be painted on (but wasn't). When you try and break it up with a stick, the white does not break away easily. If it did, this would be lizard scat. There are many species of snake in this area and I do not know which type it is.


Transect 23 near wildlife tunnel in mixed chaparral. Seen during wildlife survey of the area.

No species ID suggestions


Thank you Lisa and Project Noah! So much to learn!!!!

LisaPowers 5 years ago

Congrats Cindy! This spotting is being featured in our Project Noah Fun Fact of the Day:

I would gladly shake your hand, Aaron! Just don't be offended by the hand was after ;)

Aaron_G 5 years ago

I handle reptile feces far more than the average person. Cindy, you probably won't want to shake my hand if we get to meet. ;-)

LOL Maybe I'll add chopsticks to my backpack for my next outing ;-)

LaurenZarate 5 years ago

Yes Mark….chop sticks are best….

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

If the full biologist thing is not in order then two sticks are better than one :-)

LaurenZarate 5 years ago

Cindy….another yuck. Very interesting though that Lizard scat will separate from the white end easily and snake scat won't. This has to be the interesting fact of a lifetime!

This was my first as well. Mark, I may be adventuresome but I'm not playing with poop with my bare fingers ;)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

'with a stick' ... lol

LuisStevens 5 years ago

Never seen one before and I if I have I didn't know.

Poway, California, USA

Lat: 32.95, Long: -116.98

Spotted on Nov 15, 2013
Submitted on Nov 16, 2013

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