Thursday, October 07, 2010
The Owl Pellet
The owl pellet - yuck for mom, cool for Caleb. A few weeks ago, one of our science experiments called for an owl pellet. An owl pellet is the regurgitated remains of an owl's meal, including all of the bones of the animal it ate. Fascinating, right?
When our owl pellet came in the mail, Caleb was so excited. He had to wait several days for this science experiment, but it was well worth it to him. Caleb at times has a hard time focusing on things that don't interest him. I guess I can't blame him. He loved this activity so much he worked on it for over two hours. He was meticulous about finding all of the bones. The picture below is not complete. He added more bones after the picture. I was amazed at the focus it took him to do this all in one sitting or even at all. He loves creatures, even the remains of one.