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A POST-MORTEM … OCCAM’S RAZOR AND A CONTRADICTING PRINCIPLE

This relates to the following observation submitted by @vynbos:

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/32933634

Let’s use the “spanner” to fix things.

This observation and my own responses to it provide some insights into this challenging business of identifying droppings. I don’t really want to turn this journal facility into a blog, but I think others may benefit from the thoughts below. I have.

MY FIRST MISTAKE

I looked at the pics initially and couldn’t immediately decide whether this was a cat or not (which is why I said initially “while I give this one some thought”). I studied my own published and unpublished cat pics and thought, “well, they could be”.

I saw, and wondered about the substrate, the flattened dry vegetation. “Would a cat do its thing on that?”. It didn’t look ...more ↓

Posted on September 20, 2019 11:41 by kevinatbrakputs kevinatbrakputs | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Scats, droppings, pellets, dung: faeces of any animal, including middens and their derivatives.
Also regurgitations, pellets and hairballs.

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