Here's another early springtime find in some woods of Central NY State (April 19th, snow mostly gone but only the earliest plants flowering or leafing).
A pretty large pile of what could be animal droppings? Looks like balled up hair. Right on the trail. Approx 12" / 30cm across.
I think this is much too large for owl pellets... and seemed pretty uniform in composition.
Is it droppings? If so, what predator / prey? If not, what is it?