Name That Poop!


Hey guys! Squeaks and I just got back from
walking in the woods. And we both found some interesting things. I found a feather and this neat antler from
a deer. Squeaks what did you find? Oh, interesting! They’re round like seeds, small like pebbles,
and they look like little balls of dirt. But they’re not seeds, pebbles, or dirt. These are little pieces of poop! Do you think that’s funny Squeaks? Well, sometimes the word poop makes people
laugh, but I think poop is really interesting. And it’s something that all animals do. Insects, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and
mammals — they all poop. And when an animal leaves poop behind, scientists
call it scat. Scientists like biologists study many clues
to learn about the animals that live in certain areas. And scat is a great clue! It can tell a lot about an animal, like: what
it ate, where it spends most of their time, if it’s sick, and most importantly it tells
what kind of animal it is. Different kinds of animals leave different
kinds of scat. And scat comes in many sizes and shapes. That’s why scientists need to know what
kind of scat belongs to which animal, so they can understand what kinds of animals are in
the area, and what they’re doing. The shape and size of mammal scat will tell
you the most about who left it behind. Deer poop is a common one to find. It’s
found on the ground and looks like lots of brown ovals in a pile. Rabbit poop is another common one. It’s
smaller than deer poop and forms perfectly round balls. You’ll find it bunched up in small piles. Not all scat is round though — coyote and
raccoon poop is longer, and there’s usually only a few pieces. Sometimes scat is super tiny. Like insect
poop! Yes, ladybugs, ants, and bees leave behind
poop too. And their scat is really small. It’s so small it can be hard to find if
it’s on the dirt, so the best place to look for insect scat is on the leaves of trees. And other kinds of scat looks very different
from that of mammals and insects. Bird droppings are made of a mixture of poop
and a white substance called uric acid. That’s because birds pee and poop at the same time,
so that’s what you’ll find in their scat. So if you find a little pile, or splat, of
scat that has some brown and white in it, it’s probably from a bird. However, it might also have been left behind
by a reptile – like a snake. To figure out who left this scat behind you’ll
need to look for other clues too. You’ll often find bird scat under a tree
branch, since birds sometimes perch in trees, but not always. Snakes like to hide under logs, so if you
find the brown and white scat near or under a log, it’s probably from a snake. Now that you know a bit about the different
kinds of scat, let’s play a guessing game that I like to call Name That Poop. Alright! Squeaks, let’s take a look at your sample
first and see if we can figure out what kind of animal left it behind. Hmm, there are a lot of them in a pile. They’re
brown and oval shaped. Can you guess who they belong to? If you guessed deer, you’re right! And that’s
neat because I found my deer antler near the same place! Nice job finding that sample Squeaks! Now
you should probably go wash your hands. Let’s try another one! This one was found on a leaf and it’s really
small. Do you know what kind of animal this belongs to? An Insect! I agree! I wonder what kind of
insect left this behind, I bet if we looked for more clues we could find out. Maybe it
was near an anthill, or under a bee hive. Okay, let’s try one more. This one was found on the sidewalk under a
tree and it looks like it has some white stuff in it. What do you think? A bird? You’re right!! Because it had some white in it and it was
under a tree branch, this scat most likely belongs to a bird. If you find a lot of bird droppings under
a tree, it might mean that the birds have a nest in the tree, or that they’ve found
something good to eat up there. So, scat can tell you a lot of important information
about the animals that live in your area. It can tell you what kinds of animals are
around, and also what they might be doing. If you’re taking a walk outside and see
some interesting poop, leave it be, but you can take a picture of it. Then you can try and figure out what animal
it belongs to, and you’ll know who’s living in your neighborhood! Thanks for joining us! And remember, if you
have a question for any of us here at the fort, let us know by leaving a comment or
emailing us at [email protected]

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  2. i hate poop you never know that you step on poop my sister had step on poop before and it is soooo long to clean the shoe we were in a holiday that time

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  5. Can you please make a new video of how does our body work when we are asleep please ¿ I love science and I am so curious

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  7. When I was at school, I went around this tree and saw a white splat near it but I didn't see any brown! "Is it still from a bird?" I thought

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