Is this poop or animals making mud balls?

Scotty0613August 15, 2013

On my patio, in my garden, that�s screened in, I have this little round like balls. I have five piles located in different parts of the garden.

Could anyone please tell me what this is?

Thank you,
Scotty

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kayjones(Mo6b)

Email a picture to your local extension agent, associated with the ag. dept. of your local college/university - they will tell you what it is.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2013 at 12:19PM
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johnsonm08(5a)

Ferret poop?

    Bookmark   August 17, 2013 at 5:10PM
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Scotty0613

No, its not ferret poop.

I did dig under the piles and I discovered 1 very thin (almost like a thread) worm that was red in color.

I believe its dirt and not poop.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2013 at 10:38AM
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grabmebymyhandle(6 Kentucky)

Looks kinda like crawfish digging...

But that generally confined to, say, spots were there's mud for em to dig in, and not usually gardens...
Any signs of holes near them?

It is rather strange looking, but I'd say dirt too!

Local ext agent might be the best move, but you gotta let us know what they say!

    Bookmark   September 4, 2013 at 6:02AM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

I don't know what they are, but I have them in my yard, too. I am in Jacksonville, Florida. Where are you, Scotty?

Carol

    Bookmark   September 4, 2013 at 11:05PM
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Scotty0613

@Carol - in Coral Springs. Twenty-four miles N.W. of Ft. Lauderdale.

    Bookmark   September 5, 2013 at 8:18AM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

Scotty, after some research, I think they are earthworm castings.

Carol in Jacksonville

Here is a link that might be useful: Google Images - Earthworm castings

    Bookmark   September 6, 2013 at 1:13AM
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Scotty0613

@Love_the_yard / Carol - Thanks, that has to be it.

You Rock!
Scott

    Bookmark   September 7, 2013 at 7:35AM
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grabmebymyhandle(6 Kentucky)

I guess I was thinking on the wrong scale...

I was thinking those clumps were like 3 or 4 inches long, maybe half an inch thick...lol...that would a serious worm!

    Bookmark   September 17, 2013 at 11:21AM
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grabmebymyhandle(6 Kentucky)

And... I guess it's dirt AND poop...not or...ðÂÂÂ

    Bookmark   September 17, 2013 at 11:23AM
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