It’s something that doesn’t sound very appealing. But lots of everyday people are doing it. They’re examining coyote poop on the South Coast to help advance scientific research.
About a dozen people from the community have gathered here at the National Park Service Headquarters in Thousand Oaks for a monthly coyote scat party.
“As a kid, I always enjoyed dissection whether that was at science camp or just in high school dissection. I think that’s still fun no matter what age you are,” said Jacob Walker, a recent college graduate who’s pursuing a career in film.
He is among the volunteers who are analyzing scat to learn more about coyotes’ diet in an effort to reduce conflicts between both coyotes and people and coyotes and pets.