I found this near my barn and was wondering if this is bear poop. one piece was approx. 6" long and the other 2" and approx. 3" in diameter. Any help would be greatly appreciated. http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/2669/poopmo.jpg
I never use electric fences. I only raise horses so, electric fences are not necessary. I figures it was passing thru because shortly after one was spotted in Cranberry outside a restaurant in a tree. This is approx. 25 miles from where I live so, I guess he went out for dinner somewhere else that didnt sell horse meat.....
Bears really aren’t interested in horses or cows but they certainly will go after horse of cow feeds. That is usually the reason they come around sheds and barns where large animals and their foods are being stored. If the large animals and their food are being stored close to each other the bear will sometimes swat at the animal just to move it away from the food supply. In many other cases, especially with horses, the large animal freaks out just from the presence of a bear and beats its self up on the fence or any other obstacles it encounters while trying to get away.
I suggest not storing the animal feeds in the same building as your livestock when and where that is possible.
Larry da deer I raise horses. been around them all my life and trust me no horse drops a tubular turd like these were. horse turds are about the size of a walnut usually. sometimes as big as a baseball. ok ok before you say it yes i know my sh++...........
Whitetail deer droppings....the fields on the farm I hunt are loaded with similar droppings. Suspect that it has to do with diet and if one looks closely the pellets are visible. Google "pictures whitetail deer droppings" to confirm.