Lyric's been having some digestive difficulties the last few days so I fed him some sticky rice which has bound him up some. His poops are dark on the outside and lightish brown on the inside and still kind of mushy inside, but out in the sun in the grass, the outside gets dark and kind of hard. OK....now you've got the visual going, right? Well, there's this pile of what looks like more of Lyric's poop, dark, quite firm. But upon closer examination, while armed with my pooper scooper, I cut it in half. It's dark and firm through and through. The other poops near by are reddish brown and mushy inside. Guess what was in the dark through and through, hard poop, but not in the brownish soft poop. Kazillions, thick of tiny, little parasites...wormy things, tiny....of some sort. It about gagged me. Guess what that poop turns out to be. It's bear poop! I haven't seen a bear in my yard yet this summer. No wonder the dogs have been barking their heads off lately. Yuk! And Jose is a major poop eater. What if he ate some of that. How dangerous is that? I cleaned it up promptly, but I sure hope that little poop eater didn't get anything with parasites in it.