What do Rat Droppings Look Like?

Fresh droppings are moist, soft, shiny and dark, but in a few days become dry and hard. Larger than mouse droppings, roof rats (for one) can produce droppings up to 1/2′ long, spindle shaped and curved, compared to Norway rat droppings which are more blunt in shape. Mouse feces in contrast are about 1/8′ long, pointed on both ends.So in essence, rat poop is oblong, about the size and color of dark raisins (but smooth, not wrinkled).