What can be mistaken for rat poop? Squirrel droppings are often confused with rat droppings. This is an easy mistake to make because of the shape and length of both species’ poop. When identifying squirrel droppings, look for pellets of poop that are rounded at the ends, unlike the pointed, sharp ends of rat poop.
What did rat poop look like? mouse poop can help you determine what kind of pest you have. Rat feces is usually brown or black. Each piece is about the size of a raisin with blunt tips. Mouse droppings, on the other hand, are much smaller, like a grain of rice. Although they are similar in color, these pellets have pointed ends.
What does rat poop and mouse poop look like? Rats leave droppings that average ½ an inch to ¾ an inch, while mice usually only leave droppings of a ¼ inch size or smaller. Rat poop is often shiny and black, while mouse poop is a much duller brown, more of a matte shade.
How do you tell if I have mice or rats? Appearance. Rats are larger than mice and will have coarse red, brown, grey, or black fur (depending on the variety) and a long, scaly, fur-less tail. A mature rat can range from 11-19 inches long (including its tail) and weigh ½ to 1 pound. Mice have large ears and tiny black eyes.