Appearance & Identification of Droppings Deer droppings are usually pellet- or pill-shaped and are sometimes confused with rabbit feces. Since rabbit feces are noticeably larger, people are usually able to tell the difference upon closer inspection. In addition to leaving behind small droppings, deer also produce solid scats of clumped pellets. They are over an inch in length and dark in color. Finding deer droppings in the yard is typically an indication of a nearby deer problem. The pests tend to stay close to wooded areas but often use private properties to forage for food. Problems & Removal People are not typically at risk of contracting diseases from direct contact with deer droppings. Nevertheless, it is inadvisable to handle deer poop, as doing so can spread potentially harmful bacteria. Most of the dangers associated with deer come from parasites that use the pests as hosts. Always contact a trained wildlife professional to remove deer infestations. The wildlife removal specialists at Critter Control can handle deer removal safely and humanely.