Two Gophers – Two Minutes

Step 1: Catch a gopher.

Step 2: Shake well.

Step 3: Ingest head first.

Step 4: Notice a second gopher in the same burrow.

Step 5: Repeat.

16 responses

  1. Sandy Slichter

    Now how does that recipe go? Oh right, shake first, THEN swallow!

    April 10, 2012 at 8:57 am

  2. Linda Conley

    I’d like to invite this guy over.

    April 10, 2012 at 9:00 am

  3. Walter, those are great. Where did you take those pictures? Looks like on a cut lawn! MOM

    April 10, 2012 at 9:15 am

    • Walking to town to get some milk, I happened upon this scene in a neighbor’s backyard.

      April 10, 2012 at 9:21 am

  4. awesome and kind of icky at the same time.. i have never seen a gopher before, and now I have seen half of one! c

    April 10, 2012 at 9:26 am

  5. well two halves.. c

    April 10, 2012 at 9:26 am

  6. bikesbirdsbeaches

    Maybe a heron sculpture will keep our yards free of gophers?

    April 10, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    • The gophers don’t seem to get the message even if the heron is real.

      April 10, 2012 at 12:34 pm

  7. Grace Ruth

    Wish that heron would take out the gopher(s?) that is eating up our vegetable garden.

    April 10, 2012 at 12:55 pm

  8. Great photos of one my favorite birds. Very nice, Walter.

    April 19, 2012 at 1:54 pm

  9. Nice to see photos of herons not eating fishy things. We have them visiting our farm frequently to eat mice and frogs, and whatever else wanders by. I’ve discussed with birders, whether or not herons eat mammals, and here’s the proof. Now, if you ever catch an Osprey with a rabbit (or other non-fish) in it’s claws, please let me know. I’ve seen them catch rabbits outside my kitchen window and have no believers.

    April 19, 2012 at 8:53 pm

  10. Mia Amélie

    Your images are stunning and capture such amazing moments, but your commentary is just the cherry on top! Thanks so much for capturing humorous bird moments just as easily as herons catch gophers! 🙂

    April 21, 2012 at 10:51 am

  11. jaballa

    wow!!! I felt like as if were in Africa, where there are many endamic sky birds around us. I like some; converesely, some are scary creatures though.
    Thank you.
    Mr. Aballa

    April 22, 2012 at 4:50 pm

  12. Your photos are breathtaking. Well done and thank you for sharing.

    April 23, 2012 at 1:05 am

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    April 24, 2012 at 2:25 am

  14. I guess I thought herons only ate things out of the water. I guess I learned something new today. Herons are such beautiful birds, we saw a few when we were out walking last week.

    April 24, 2012 at 9:42 pm

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