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Students Learn About An Owl's Feeding Habits


Last updated 10/19/2020 at 2:33pm

Last week, Daniel Manget, an education specialist with the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, conducted a class on owls at Brevard Elementary School. Part of the class included looking at owl pellets. Owls are unable to digest the fur and bone of their prey, which they usually swallow whole. The indigestible parts are regurgitated (coughed up through the beak) in the form of an owl pellet. After feeding, producing a pellet takes six hours or more. After each night’s hunting an owl regurgitates one or two pellets. The pellets are typically about the size of a man’s thumb and black whe...

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