When an owl eats dinner, he can’t digest everything he swallows. So he neatly packages feathers, fur, teeth and bones into an oval “pellet” and regurgitates it. Somebody (who knows who) collects these, wraps them, and sells them for a few bucks a piece to crazy people like us.
It starts out looking like this.
You gently pull it apart to separate out the bones.
What you get is a big mess.
And when you separate out the bones, you find interesting tidbits you use to identify “dinner.”
We eventually found leg bones and a beak, which let us know this owl likes to eat little birds. Poor Tweety!