Manzanita berries???

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  1. shadoe

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    Curious to see if you concur with me that these are manzanita berries or something else? Fox scat?

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    Hunting the other day and ran across this poor fellow, half eaten. You would think bobcat first, then mt lion second.

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    Took this picture at the base of the foxes tail. Stuck my boot in the picture to help show some perspective to size. Definitely lion. Hunting with a 17HMR (fox hunting) so a shell was out of the question for comparison.

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  2. sturge

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    I would say fox scat just based upon where it is.
     
  3. HighDesertWolf

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    on the third pic id say bobcat.
     
  4. rk

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    Manzanita berries sounds like a good guess. And I would agree with fox scat, because of the location (on a rock) and because it looks like older scat and some newer scat in the same spot. The print I'm not so sure about...it seems a bit small for lion.
     
  5. RHOLCOMB

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    I don't think that it is a lion print unless it was from a cub. I have seen lion tracks and paws up close and they are as big, if not bigger, than a man's hand.
     
  6. DutchmanAZ

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    hard to say from the picture what the track is, but I'm betting the shadoe knows after living in lion country for the past 100 years. I'll go lion track! :mrgreen:.
     

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