Scat is a word used for animal droppings, feces or poop, specifically for carnivorous wild animal droppings.

Feces for different creatures actually has different names:

  • Bats and seabirds: Guano
  • Caterpillars and other herbivorous insects: Frass
  • Cows: Tath
  • Deer: Fewmets
  • Otters: Spraints
  • Worms: Castings
  • Fossilized dung: Coprolite
  • Feces used as fertilizer: Manure

We sculpted scat for a new game in the lower level of the Dickinson County Nature Center. Can you match the scat to the predator?

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3 Comments

  1. Ari on March 3, 2020 at 6:21 pm

    it was interesting to see what the bear scat looks like and why it has the weird white tubes in it.



  2. ruby on March 3, 2020 at 6:17 pm

    this is sooo gross



    • Judy Johnson on May 17, 2020 at 11:43 am

      It’s not even real poop. And scientifically speaking, poop reveals a lot about our health.