Assault on the Nose
Niklas Walker, Ben Latter, Michael Finkelstein
Team Eastern Screech Owl
This is our owl. He's pretty cool, man.
Unfortunately, we were so caught up in the awesome yet disgusting-ness that is the owl pellet, that we forgot to take a picture of it! Here's one that look practically identical though, both in size and shape.
This is what our little (probably big) guy ate.
Actually poor ratS.
There were five skulls in that thing. Our owl was hungry, clearly.
And we begin.
And we go further down the rabbit hole/digestive tract.
Fur is nasty.
You can also seem fore/hindlimb bones to the right, and what I think is either a scapula or just a tuft of fur in the corner.
The finished product. I think it's of great enough quality that we could send it into a museum and they'd put it on display.
Not their actual vertebrae. The rats they found. Those vertebrae. We aren't Predators, we don't do that.
But yeah, our lack of vertebrae was kind of shocking, considering everything else was so prevalent. Maybe they get quickly digested since they're so small?
Time for your exam, oh man, it's gonna be tough.
If the food chain start with 124 units of energy, and goes plants, earthworm, songbird, and then owl, how much energy will the owl receive?
C. All of it, because it's an owl, and owls are cool.
What trophic level is the earthworm?
A. Primary consumer
B. Secondary producer
C. The baddest earthworm on the block
D. Quaternary Consumer