I am like a pelican of the wilderness; I am like an owl of the desert. Psalm 102:6
In Classical Conversations Sage dissected an Owl Pellet. Do you know what an Owl pellet is? No, It's not poo. An owl hunts small mammals like rodents, birds and invertebrates. They cannot digest bones, teeth, fur, feather, scales or insect skeletons but only the soft muscles and organs of their prey they swallow their prey whole. But what happens to the parts they cannot digest? This material is formed into a pellet by the gizzard muscles and passed back up the esophagus about 10 hours later.... in other words they regurgitate it. Thus you have the Owl pellet. These pellets can be found at the bottom of a tree which the owl has perched and provides scientists information about owl diet and habits. Sage's Owl appeared to have eaten a small bird and rodent. Scientists can determine what owls are eating at different times and locations. So interesting! The girls also made paper plate Owls. You can find virtual owl pellet disecction at Kid Wings. You can also purchase them for about $3.00 each.