Saturday, June 12, 2010
A big appetite
I stopped briefly this morning to figure out what on earth this Great Blue Heron had caught and was trying to eat. It was HUGE...and ugly!
I hope it managed to get the fish turned around before swallowing it. I was recently informed that herons/birds must eat fish head first to prevent it from getting lodged in their throats or pricked by spines. Heck, this fish looks like it has some big teeth too!
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Great photos. Thanks for sharing. I have just posted some pre-oil Gulf photos: http://novicenaturalistontheroad.blogspot.com/2010/06/happy-times-and-photos-and-short-rant.html
Keep the photos and the info coming! Much appreciated. Jay
Jay, thanks so much for sharing. What an awesome trip and photos!
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