- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)41
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)6
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)18
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
Finding out what owls eat
It's that time of the year when many of you are out and about enjoying the nice weather. You might encounter owl vomit during your outdoor adventure. If so, here's an experiment that will reveal what owls eat.
* Owl pellet (Contact your local nature center to discover where you can get an owl pellet.)
* Black construction paper
* Magnifying glass
* Latex gloves
STEP 1: Put on the latex gloves, then pick up the owl pellet and place it in the center of the black construction paper.
STEP 2: Using the tweezers and toothpicks, dissect the owl pellet.
STEP 3: Use the magnifying glass to observe what you discovered inside the owl pellet.
Looking through the owl pellet you observed regurgitated bones, fur and feathers.
Owls cannot digest bones, fur and feathers, therefore, they regurgitate these animal parts.
Jason Lindsey is a Science Outreach Educator with Hooked on Science. Check out his website "Hooked On Science" at hookedonscience.org for webcasts and experiments that might get you hooked on science. Send him your science questions at email@example.com. More science experiments can be found at www.semissourian.com.