Sunday, February 05, 2017

Owl Pellet

I've come across many owl pellets in my travels around southeast Texas, but I've never found one in my own yard.  There are owls that hang around this area, mostly of the screech variety, but there are also great-horned owls that  haunt the trees of our neighborhood.  As a matter of fact I heard two of them talking to one another a few nights ago.
I was out repairing a rotted arm on my purple martin gourd rack when I discovered this pellet, which was on a picnic table that resides right under the branches of a water oak in our yard.  I was pleasantly surprised and collected it into a Ziploc bag to save it for my grand-daughter.  We plan on dissecting the bones out of the fur to see the complete skeleton.  By the size I'm guessing it was a mouse.

Owl related posts:

1) Screech Owl
2) Barn Owl Search
3) Owl Pellets
4) Gambusia Trail
5) Road-killed Barred Owl
6) Sabine Pass Trip
7) Gambusia Trail II
8) Boneyard

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Blogger Jeff said...

What a great find! We regularly hear Barred Owls talking to one another on our property. On one occasion in the middle of the night, I was shocked out of my sleep by one squawking in the birch tree right outside my window! However....I have never seen owl pellets.

2:07 PM  
Blogger Jace Stansbury said...

Thanks Jeff! I have several links to prior posts I published on owls and their pellets listed below this post. Check them out. One explains how and where to look for them.

3:04 PM  

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