Lizard poop pic for leahcate

hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)September 18, 2011

I have found it useful to know my poop.

Why? For years, I blamed cats for messing on my roof until I discovered it was oppossums. Cats are always taking the rap for roof poop, and it's not even theirs.

I was hoping to include photos of rat poop as well, but the rat in our ceiling may have met his maker in the trap I set, because no new rat droppings have appeared on my living room carpet. I'll try to get some photos after we peel off the crown molding to remove the remains.

I scoured my potting sink area for the remains of my potato vine after it has gone through a hornworm, but they must have all turned into moths by now.

So all I have for you today is the droppings of Lloyd Bridges (Mike names all of the lizards) and baby oppossum poop.

Fence Lizard:

Baby Oppossum, after dining on my Stupice tomatoes:

Please feel free to post your poop identification pics on this thread. I would like to see what comes out of a katydid, so I could distinguish it from caterpillar frass on my roses.

Renee

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wcgypsy(10 / Sunset 23)

It all goes so well with my morning coffee...lol..

    Bookmark   September 18, 2011 at 10:50AM
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dbardot(z10 CA)

I have been blaming the birds for what the lizards are leaving this whole, Thank you!

    Bookmark   September 18, 2011 at 11:16AM
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chadinlg

The first one also looks like rats..

    Bookmark   September 19, 2011 at 1:36PM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

Exactly, Chad. The only difference between a large fence lizard poop and a rat turd is the white stuff at the end of the lizard poop. It looks just like a cross between a rat and a bird poop.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2011 at 7:25PM
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chadinlg

huh.. I thought the white stuff was just a coincident particle...

I have lots of lizards but haven't noticed any scat...

Amazing how you can Identify the type of tomato... looked like Prudens Poople to me...

    Bookmark   September 19, 2011 at 8:53PM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

"Prudens Poople."
Groan!

    Bookmark   September 21, 2011 at 1:57AM
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calistoga_al

Living in the woods as we do, we have plenty of samples, but my interest is limited to not stepping in it. Al

    Bookmark   September 21, 2011 at 9:20AM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

As promised, more poop.

The first photo shows the droppings from a relatively small hornworm. If you look carefully, you will note that they look like tiny hand grenades. Just the right size for GI Joe when I was a kid. Some people think they look more like short, tiny, brown cobs of corn. Those people played with the little tiny GI Joes that came out in the 80s, I guess.

Here is a nice comparative shot of Lloyd Bridges lizard leavings to the upper left, adolescent rat scat to the lower left, and hornworm grenades at the top right.

By the way, the flowers of red trumpet flowers, campsis radicans, make great campfires for GI Joe.

Renee

    Bookmark   September 23, 2011 at 8:07PM
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