Each of the six foil wrapped packages pictured here (left) contains an owl pellet, ready for dissection. Students were really surprised to participate in such an engaging activity during the first week of school.
What a group! These kids dug right in, noticing lots of details as they used toothpicks to separate sections of rodent hair and real bones that the owls could not digest. The unique structure of the owl's digestive system collects the indigestible parts, and the owl coughs up them all in the form of a pellet.