Hedgehogs produce dark, cylindrical faeces of
2-5cm long. They are usually shiny and brittle due to containing
chitin fragments from insect exoskeletons, but are sloppy when
earthworms have been the main food. Photo of droppings of Eastern Hedgehog Erinaceus concolor by Gerard Gorman.
Droppings of Beech Marten Martes foina (aka Stone Marten). This mammal is common in rural and urban areas across much of continental Europe. Photo by Bela Streit, taken near Szekszard, Southern Hungary, 2012.
This blog deals with the tracks and signs that wildlife leave. These include foot, hoof, claw and paw prints, trails, dung, scat, sprait, pellets, spawn, eggs, feathers, fur, nests, burrows, dens, bones, food remains etc. Get out there, get tracking and please contribute with comments and photos. Gerard Gorman
Central & Eastern European Wildlife
Gerard Gorman is author of this book, published in 2008 by Bradt. It has sections on Looking For Wildlife and Tracks And Signs.