Walking down the trail with Treebeard on Sunday, I spied a little pile of fur in the middle of the trail...
...hmmm, a portion of scat or perhaps a pellet?
Being nature nerds of the first water, we paused to investigate.
A quick sniff test from a safe distance revealed no odor so it was more likely a pellet than a bit of scat.
Next step in our investigative technique: poke it with a stick.
Ah ha! A curved claw of decent size revealed itself.
A little more stick work and two incisors of the rodent persuasion appeared.
Our conclusion? An owl pellet containing the remains of an unfortunate gray squirrel.
Isn't being outside fun?