M & E's  Owl Project
                                      Dissecting an Owl Pellet
Begin with an owl pellet. You can find an owl pellet at the base of trees where owls perch.  If you locate an owl you have to check the base of the tree daily .
Below is a picture of what an owl pellet looks like. Scroll down and you will see descriptive pictures of the dissection.  Wait till you see what we found!

1.       Owl pellet


2.       Using a tooth pick and a pair of tweezers to separate hair from the bones.


3.       Wearing gloves is important to protect from germs.

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4.       Some of the bones are very small.


5.       Be very gentle with the bones because they are very fragile.

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6.       We separated the bones that look the same.

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7.       These look like teeth, amazing what owls eat.

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8.       These look like leg bones

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9.       The bones are now all separated into groups.

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10. They are the bones of an animal that the Barred Owl ate.

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11. We think the Owl ate a Mouse or a Rat

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12. The bones look a lot like a Rodent skeleton.

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13. Our Owl dissecting project 

Taaaa Daaaaa!!

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