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Anyone know what this is?

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by Scott2019, Sep 27, 2019.

  1. Scott2019

    Scott2019 Apprentice Gardener

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    Hey all,

    Can anyone identify what this is? This is in a garden in Belfast with nearby trees and I have seen squirrels around.

    They are mushy and impossible to pick up as they just squelch together. In some of the photos if you look closely there are squiggles, a bit like a worm would make in sand. In others they seem to be just kind of a soft small mound.

    I think they might be squirrel faeces but I don’t know. If anyone knows what these are I’d be grateful to know.

    Cheers!

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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    I've come across something similar recently.
    I'm putting it down to foxes, but I'm only guessing, the stuff is really black.
     
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    Scott2019 Apprentice Gardener

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    Yes it’s very dark. It’s in small piles covering about half of our garden. Very annoying as the kids can’t play on the grass with it being there and so hard to pick up.
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Possibly something is eating blackberries:smile:
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    A new hole this morning and this.
    It has to be foxes and I think they are eating the berries off the Laurel.
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    I think Scott's are worm casts. No seeds visible and shaped like lugworm casts
     
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      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      Yeah, agree no visible seeds.
      Obviously the Lawn Lugworm:biggrin:

      But I know what you mean, if his soil is that colour.

      But all in one place:scratch:
       
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      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      And what is that light coloured lump, could it be a fungi?
       
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      I think it's Badgers.
       
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      Scott2019 Apprentice Gardener

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      Thank you everyone, I’ve looked it up and I’d agree it looks like worm casts.
       
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