This week in science Year 4 have been busy dissecting owl pellets. Owls are unable to digest the fur and bone of their prey, which they usually swallow whole. The indigestible parts are regurgitated (coughed up through the beak) in the form of an owl pellet. The children carefully pulled away the furry parts of the pellets to reveal some very interesting bones including a mole’s skull! The children then had to identify the different bones they found using a bone chart. A fascinating and very enjoyable lesson!