Day 174: Educate myself on animal dung
February 24, 2011 § Leave a comment
Tonight I stepped in some dog poop. I was initially pretty irritated, but then I became nostalgic.
I remember as a kid having a book called “Animal Grossology,” that listed all the different words for animal dung. It even had these textured rubber patches that supposedly felt like the real thing.
I have since forgotten the names of the feces of different animals. However, I think it is my duty as an Oregonian and nature-lover to be aware of such things, so I decided that tonight I would educate myself (and you). To be somewhat considerate to those with a sensitive stomach, I made all of the photographs thumbnails instead of uploading them full-sized. My source for this information is the Wikipedia entry for “Feces.”
Deer: Fewmets Carpenter ants: Frass
Otter: Spraint Earthworms: Casts
Seabears and bats: Guano Bears: Scat