Pellets


The photos are chronologically arranged, according to the date they were found!


December 12 2009 - Pellet from Guadalhorce:

December 12 2009 - aha, there a whole mousetail is to be seen:

December 12 2009 - here it is even better to be seen:

December 12 2009 - well a little bit disgusting it is to open such a pelle, because of the lots of maggots. And it is also not really nice smelling. But what needs must be!

27.11.2009 - Pellets brought from Guadalhorce:

27.11.2009 - Pellets brought from Guadalhorce:

27.11.2009 - found in the pellets:

27.11.2009 - found in the pellets:

27.11.2009 - found in the pellets:

27.11.2009 - found in the pellets:

27.11.2009 - found in the pellets:

27.11.2009 - found in the pellets:

27.11.2009 - found in the pellets:

During our last excursion to the Guadalhorce-mouth we searched under a post, where white excrement tracks were to be seen, specifically for pellets. And we were lucky enough!

Pellets are non-digestible food-residues (bones, feathers, skeletal parts) which from many owls, raptors etc. are disgorged. Inside it a biologist can very well examine, from what the bird lived.

We found this roundish and

this longish pellet. Both were compact and contained lots of hair:

Here you see a pellet taken apart:

To which kind of animals this skeletal part once belonged I unfortunately cannot say:

Birgit Kremer

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