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Owl Pellets!

Posted June 12th, 2008 at 12:39 AM by Hex_Enduction_Hour
Just tonight I went out for an after dinner stroll with the family. We usually walk along this abandoned stretch of road.

The other day I walked under a tree that had a TON of bird droppings on around the base.
I looked up wondering what had roosted or nested there and found nothing at the top for evidence.

I wondered if there were owls in the area.

Well tonight's walk was different. Along the same stretch of road (sidewalk - it's literally a stretch of road that was never finished, complete with sidewalks), but one tree BEFORE the droppings tree, I find all these Brilo type scouring pads. It suddenly occurred to me there were too many to be discarded scouring pads and they could be owl pellets.

I ripped one opened and found tiny teeth and ribs inside - OWL PELLETS!

What are owl pellets?
They're the fur, bones, and whiskers of field mice. The stuff owls can't digest, so they regurgitate it up and...

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