Thursday, March 20, 2014

Newport News Park (3/19/2014)

During my walk through the park I came ran into this.  It just looks like a bunch of hairs and it immediately made me think of what we call in Dutch owl balls.  There is nothing Freudian to this expression and the proper translation into English is owl pellets.  Owls and raptors such as eagles eat animals (birds, mice squirrels, etc) collect the indigestible materials in their stomachs, which they subsequently regurgitate and spit out.  I know we have various owls in the woods in the back and we recently saw our resident broad-winged hawk is back in the woods as well.  A neat little present in the woods.

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