We ran into this while walking the dogs a few days ago.
Yep...it's poop. Aren't you glad you came to visit today?
The thing is, I didn't think that the photo did that poop any justice, so I made sure I took a few more...in the interest of science and good journalism of course.
So we stretched the poop out. Don't worry, we live in the woods (and while the bears are still hibernating, obviously SOMETHING is still "pooping" in them) so there were sticks - we used STICKS - to move the poop.
It still didn't give a good impression of scale - you can't tell how impressive it is at all. So then I had Travis help me out with the next shot.
That shot tells the real story. That poop is about 2 1/2 feet long. Picture the animal that produced that poop. Stuck out in the middle of a very busy trail...nothing to read... feeling more than a little exposed, and probably a wee bit embarrassed as well.
Yep, the entertainment out here sure beats anything you'll find in the city!