Partially digested shrew found in an owl pellet.
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It's not clear from the photo but the tail was longer than the body in its current state.
This partially digested shrew was found in an owl pellet being dissected as part of the Hawk and Owl activity at the Whitby BioBlitz. I've never seen such a complete body in a pellet.
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Hi Graham, I'm sure your ID is correct but were you able to check the comparative size of the 3 teeth behind the upper bicuspid, for another confirmation?
No I've not checked the teeth, it's very desiccated and I don't want to destroy it by dissecting the remains as I'm going to keep it for demonstration purposes, and curiosity value.
The body is 35.4mm and the tail is 37.2mm.
Fair enough Graham.
I had an interesting demonstration in skinning a shrew and preparing the skull to museum standards recently but that obviously wouldn't be practical in this case.
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