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Old 03-19-2014, 10:54 PM
Colibri Colibri is offline
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Originally Posted by Blake View Post
There is a difference between where an owl has eaten and where it has made a kill. It's common for owls to disembowel their prey, and even clip the tail off, to reduce weight so they can carry it somewhere safe to eat it.

Without further information, owl is as good a guess as anything else. It could be a cat but they will generally eat the liver at least.
I think it's much more likely to have been a cat or other small mammalian predator. I doubt that an owl (at least any North American species) would have left such a tidy package behind. An owl or other raptor disemboweling prey would probably have made more of a mess.