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Fresh Javelina crap.  Very moist and full of prickly pear fruit seed.  Photo by AP Jones

I watched the pig kicked dirt on it just like a cat covering it's business (see the scratch marks in the dirt from the hoofs).  Photo by AP Jones

Javelina feces is of the same size and consistency as that of a medium size dog.  If the animal is consuming a particularly moist diet, it will appear like a small pancake.  When fresh it will generally be dark green in color.  If it is hot out, the feces will take on an outward dry to almost tan/white appearance in only a couple hours (moisture evaporation), but the inside will be very "ripe".  Many novice Javelina hunters have been fooled into thinking a bedding area or trail scat is days or weeks old when its only hours.

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