Nick Mooney, the Parks and Wildlife biologist who is regarded as a foremost authority on Tasmanian Devils and Thylacines, once listed the unusual items he had found in devil scat:
Part of a woolen sock; a wallaby foot complete with snare; part of a dog or cat collar; 27 whole echidna quills; stock car lags and rubber lamb "docking" rings; head of a tiger snake; aluminium foil; plastic and Styrofoam; ring off a bird's leg; half a pencil; leather jacket (fish) spine; boobook owl foot; cigarette butt; part of a "steelo" pot scraper.

--- From a review of Tasmanian Devil
Published by the Natural History Museum
Quoted in the TLS 28 July 2006
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