So I have just determined, with some certainty, that it is a raccoon that has been pooping on my back deck for over a week now. How long in total? I don’t know, we don’t go out there a lot. I remember seeing some once like two months . But there are now several piles of it. And they weren’t there at Amber’s birthday party, so sometime from 2-4 weeks ago this started.
Anyway… apparently raccoon poop is extremely hazardous to human health. *sigh* so not only do I get to clean up the stuff, I have to actually bag it up and can’t just kick it off under the bushes like the first time.
And, apparently it’s very hard to deter raccoons from pooping in a place once they’ve established the habit. Grr. I was going to try pepper, before I suspected what the animal was. It helps that Amber and I saw a fat, larger than a cat, nondescript animal eating in the back yard this morning, who stood perfectly still while we watched and then was gone in the blink of an eye – fast bugger!
I think I’m jumping straight to the bleach/ammonia method. If Meijer happens to have coyote, wolf or fox urine, I’ll get some of that. But in hunting season, I suspect the hunter scent is out of style.