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Skunk poop vs. raccoon poop

Skunk poop vs. raccoon poop Both skunk and raccoon can give you tough times by being present at your places. These rodents are very commonly encountered in almost every place. They can enter your houses through even the smallest of the holes and the subsequences of their presence are never good. They could damage your property by digging in your yards or lawns or they could destroy other households by chewing them in order to search their food, they could spread litter by striking into your garbage cans and the thing that will be most troublesome is their feces. They will discharge their waste anywhere and anytime, it will turn your house into a messy place. Not only their feces will be tidy, smelly or hard to clean out but they also carry several diseases in them that would be very harmful for humans or other animals. Moreover, their feces or popping will help you be aware of the presence of any rodent at your home, and the proper identification of their poop will make it more easy to spot out the specific animal that is causing several damages and it will also help to remove it from your homes as soon as possible.

Skunk poop:

Spotting out the skunks at your place by identifying its poop would be a difficult task as compared to spotting other rodents. This is because the skunks' poop looks very similar to that of the cat's poop. If you are having a pet cat with you, you could be misunderstood many times by considering the skunks' poop as a cats' poop. The shape of the skunks' poop is tubular with hollowed out ends, and it is around 1-2 inches long and about half-inch wide. The main characteristic of skunks poop is its pungent odor. The liquid that they spray or their pooping both produce such bad smells that their presence could be spotted by them quite easily. Mostly it could also be identified by various insects lying undigested in it or by the feathers contained in it. They are most likely to poop in your gardens, yards or lawns. Same like cats poop, it would be difficult to remove the skunks poop once it is dried.

Raccoon poop:

Raccoons' poop is quite similar to that of the skunks’, but it is larger in size. Raccoons poop is generally two to three inches long and around half-inch or a little more than half-inch in the width. The shape is rather the same as that of skunk, tubular with the hollowed ends. But another thing that would differentiate it from skunks poop is its color. Raccoons poop is darker in color as compared to that of skunks. Also, they are most likely to poop at specific places such as woodpile, decks, patios, and porches, large rocks, in your attics or garages or in the tree stumps.


Pooping of both of these rodents would be harmful for you and your pets. Raccoon’s poops are very likely to have roundworms in it that could be the reason of serious illness to humans or other pets. On the other hand, Skunks poop also has roundworms in them sometimes, but they will mostly transmit diseases like leptospirosis or listeriosis. Though their poops could be helpful in identifying their presence but the timely removal of them should be ensured in order to prevent several harms.

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