Thursday, October 23, 2008

Unalaska Field Notebook - 10/21/08

As promised, I'm spending this week outside as much as possible, observing the small details and passing them on. As you can see, I think I have conclusive evidence foxes are indeed opportunistic omnivores, indulging in the occasional berry when they are in season. Note the entire scat is bright berry blue - the presence of one glistening perfectly formed berry in the top "deposit" suggests foxes do not have teeth necessarily designed for chewing berries and that they perhaps eat in a hurry. This is one of perhaps 100 bright blue scats observed that day but after careful consideration emerges as my favorite - you really must double-click the image and blow it up to appreciate the finer details . . . . cheers!


Carlisleboy said...

Hummm, How to Comment on Blueberry Scat?
Blue Scat
So Democrat=Scat
Yeah, sounds about RIGHT!!!
(Just kidding Goldfish!!!)

Mj in Md said...

I had to LOL!
We were camping last year (here in Maryland) when we came across some, uh, waste speckled w/ red berries. Not digested, but mixed throughout.
Not fluent in Scat, but what we saw was of different shape. Raccoon maybe??
:-D Thanks for the chuckles; LOVE the site!
Marja in Md

Lori said...

Thanks Steve for the laugh of the day! Not exactly the picture I want for my desktop today, but all the more entertaining! Love carlisleboy's interpretation!

Carlisleboy said...

Hey, At least I did not make a Blueberry pie Comparision! None of us would ever have been able to have that tasty treat again!!!