Owl Pellets Fun To Play

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Owl Pellets Fun To Play. By: Daniel Yu #23 Period 8. Introduction. The purpose: we wanted to know what was in a owl pellet. The barn owl can fly silently, the barn owl has a great hearing sight, not smart, and bad eye sight. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Owl Pellets Fun To Play

Owl Pellets Fun To PlayBy: Daniel Yu #23Period 8IntroductionThe purpose: we wanted to know what was in a owl pellet.The barn owl can fly silently, the barn owl has a great hearing sight, not smart, and bad eye sight.What is an owl pellet and how are they formed?: Owls, like many other birds, eat their food whole. Since birds do not have teeth, they can't chew their food. Therefore, they use their strong and sharp beaks to rip their prey apart and then swallow large chunks whole. The owl slowly digests its meal by separating the softer materials (such as meat) from the harder material (such as bones). It then regurgitates the harder material along with indigestible items such as feathers and fur in the form of a pellet. To see a clip of how an owl pellet gets formed click the ovalProcedures we followedWe broke the pellet into two piecesWe took out the bones and collected themWe filled out the data tablesWe glued the bones together.

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Vole

Vole

Data Table

Data Table 3above302520151050VolePocket GopherMouseShrewRatBird Mole

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