Sunday, 15 April 2012

Owl Puke

Miles enjoyed dissecting an owl pellet with his daddy this afternoon. Second time round for daddy as we bought this kit for Hermione too when she was about Miles' age.

The owl pellet is supposed to be heat treated to kill all nasty germs so little ones can mess with it and find all of the bones hidden within. I'm not convinced it's entirely nasty free as it certainly has a whiff about it!

The idea is to collect all the bones and place them together to make the skeleton of the unfortunate creature the owl gobbled up. There are quite a few in there and it can well take a few attempts with tweezers and tooth picks. That's a bit of a downside as it means it's hanging around looking and smelling a bit grim for some time. Oh, the joys of motherhood!

You can pick up the kits on Amazon and other places. Beware of second hand ones; they are often minus the puke which sort of renders them rather pointless.

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