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What made this pile of tiny poops at the base of an old oak? Eastern Long Island, NY

UPDATE: I was not paying close enough attention to size. If the feces is as small as the OP mentions in the comment below this post ("20+ of these scat in an acorn"), then this is very ...
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How much does dry moose scat weigh and vary in dry weight?

MacCracken and Van Ballenberge, 1987 report that pellet size varies a bit by sex and age; male pellet dry weight (all measurements are dry) averaged 1.9 grams (range 0.9-2.9), female 1.3 g (range 0.6-...
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What made this pile of tiny poops at the base of an old oak? Eastern Long Island, NY

This has been identified as scat from flying squirrels (Glaucomys volans) by several biologists in the county. It is apparently the first documentation of the species in this area.
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