Afternoon Snack


Or make that a full meal. A Great Blue Heron at Crissy Field trying to figure out what to do next.

5 responses

  1. aaahhh, ok, clicked on that without thinking!!! c

    November 3, 2011 at 3:24 pm

  2. Sandy Slichter

    My goodness! hope it went down okay. I think I need that bird here, we have mice working the fallen bird seed!

    November 3, 2011 at 3:44 pm

  3. Whoa!
    There are stories (credible, documented) of rats being swallowed alive by herons and they survived by scratching/biting their way through the heron’s stomach back to the outside world again, with dire consequences for the heron (=death).
    And one incident in South Africa (Cape region) of a squid that ate its way out through a skua, but it didn’t quite make it and both subsequently died.
    So I generally do not recommend eating anything that still lives. Now back to my morning coffee.

    November 4, 2011 at 2:01 am

  4. I totally agree. Reminds me of a kid who just stole the last cookie and is trying to not look like he’s chewing it. LOL!

    November 4, 2011 at 7:29 am

  5. Ron Peevey

    I’ve seen Great Blue Herons eating desiccated carp bodies and very much alive Mallard chicks the size of my hand. GBHs are wonderful creatures and you are wonderful for posting this fabulous image.

    November 4, 2011 at 9:14 am

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