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Posted: 12/17/2016 9:57:24 PM EST
On a rock. Has a claw and what looks like bones in it. If so, firstb I've ever found.
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Poop thread
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 10:01:48 PM EST
They can tell you a lot about what one has been eating. They are territorial so it's interesting information.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 10:02:18 PM EST

Yup.

Looks like the owl was on the job with the mousies.
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Originally Posted By detacbob:
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No--puke. Kind of.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 10:03:35 PM EST
I remember disecting those way back in high school science class!
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Originally Posted By Bigtwin:
I remember disecting those way back in high school science class!
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That was one of my favorite projects.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 10:05:41 PM EST
We opened them in high school and had to try to make a mouse/vole/wtf skeleton out of the parts.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 10:16:39 PM EST
My local pair live on mice and crawdads.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 10:21:38 PM EST
There was a barn owl that would leave these for me with regular frequency. I collected a bag full of them. My thought was to take them to my kid's science class where they could, by knowing how many I gathered over a set time period, estimate how many mice a day the owl was eating. Never got to it though, schools being what they are these days.
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Originally Posted By Bigtwin:
I remember disecting those way back in high school science class!
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I vaguely remember dissecting one in school as well, seeing the bones in there I was pretty sure that's what they where. Actually finding them out in the wild, I was surprised there were so many together.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 10:25:00 PM EST
 I went into an abondoned cabin to warm up when I was out hunting as a kid.

Saw a huge pyramid of lumps of something, and thought wtf?

I finally noticed the great horned owl sitting on the chandelier above it. 
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Originally Posted By Bigtwin:
I remember disecting those way back in high school science class!
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Same here and we had to glue the bones on cardboard and identify the critter.
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That claw looks like it's from a cat.

Link Posted: 12/17/2016 10:26:51 PM EST
Those aren't owl pellets. That's coyote shit.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 10:33:51 PM EST
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Originally Posted By McGuy:


That claw looks like it's from a cat.
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I thought the same thing. Maybe a vole claw?
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 10:36:22 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Stantonizm:
Those aren't owl pellets. That's coyote shit.
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FPNI (fifteenth post nails it). Coyotes shit on rocks to mark territory, I think you're right.
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Originally Posted By Stantonizm:
Those aren't owl pellets. That's coyote shit.
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Agreed.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 10:55:02 PM EST
Raptors cast one pellet at a time. They are also oblong and uniform from being compressed in their stomach.

You are playing with coyote shit.
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Originally Posted By IrwinRedtail:
Raptors cast one pellet at a time. They are also oblong and uniform from being compressed in their stomach.

You are playing with coyote shit.
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They are still sitting on a rock out in the George Washington national forest.
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