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Goat droppings5sq

Old goat droppings.

These pellets have dried out to a paler colour than when covered in the oily mucous that can be seen in fresh droppings. Note the elongated oval shape with smoothly rounded ends. For scale, compare to the lip balm stick (6.5 cm long). Location: Camp Bay, Eastbourne coast, Wellington.

Photograph: by Shona McCahon