Thursday, May 24, 2007

Not Easy Being a Snake!

As I have written before, on slow days there is much going on at the station. Today, the Osprey were busy feeding chick(s), shading them from the sun and undertaking some nest remodeling with new sticks and Spanish Moss.
Meanwhile, I caught a Great Blue Heron in the act of catching, killing and eating whole a large water snake. The distance and heat shimmer do not allow a clear image, but you can grasp the general idea. There was much snake shaking while holding both the head and then the tail. As usual, the prey was swallowed head first.


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