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Strange Taste for Indigestibles

Strange taste amongst our feathered friends: Stories of food pellets

It is important for teachers to involve their pupils and when I reminded my wife, who was a high-school teacher in biology and geography at that time, that some birds swallow pebbles, elephant seals swallow stones as big as tennis balls and freshwater turtles are known to have gobbled up coins tossed into the water while marine turtles ingest plastic bags that clog up their intestines, it gave her an idea. —>—>