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It is definitely not a leaf or paper. I’m really not sure how to describe it.

It is very thin and dry but it doesn’t break right away when I bend it.

The side that’s showing is the more vibrant side, the other side is lighter and duller.

this is very confusing.
 

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Tin or aluminum can, rusted? Lots of haying in ditches is done around here, and it's not unusual to find deteriorating pieces of beer cans or tin cans thrown out windows in hay bales or even discarded pieces of farm equipment. They range from still quite hard to flaky and crumbling with rust. Where do you purchase your bedding? If it's from a local farmer or something, it might simply be road trash and debris.
 

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Not tin can or aluminum. The bedding is just grass raked up in early summer from my lawn. The thing is, more and more of this stuff shows up and it’s always in the nests.
 

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August 14th, so just under 2 weeks. I’m on pretty good terms with my bio teacher so I think he’ll let me take a look through his microscopes.
 

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I've seen dried runny poop like that in my pens when it's very hot temps. I havnt seen it in hay or straw though.

School down here starts the first week in August, day before yesterday for some.
 
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