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Lion Scat?

I posted this in the Big Cat forum and I may be able to appeal to a more local crown.

I was wondering if anyone can help me identify this scat. I'm in KS and found it in the open in the middle of a trail while checking trail cams. Seemed pretty fresh at the time and several days before caught what i believe to a mt. lion on the cam. Not real sure what it is. Can anyone help. It is about 6in long and i would say 1in-1.5in wide. Photo was taken on my cell phone and on the right side it has a tail to it that looks to be hair. 

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Your picture is too small to

Your picture is too small to see anything but is sounds like a cats.  From your dimensions it sounds too large to be a coyote.

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O Sorry i didn't realize it

O Sorry i didn't realize it came out small..here

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Odds are that it is a cats. 

Odds are that it is a cats.  Break it open and see if there is any granola in it to indicate that it is eating tree huggers.  :\\\\:D/  Also if there are any bones in it it may be a coyote unless they are real small bones like mice and volls.  I believe that cats usually lick the bones clean.

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Good deal. Thanks. I'll give

Good deal. Thanks. I'll give it a shot and see what it looks like.

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No expert

I'm no expert but I would look for hog sign in the area. Its hard to tell from the picture but I've seen some hog scat that looked a lot like what you posted in your picture. Like I said I'm not a expert.

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When I get home I'll scrounge

When I get home I'll scrounge up my scat book and take a look.

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