Not Just The Legs

It’s a long stretch from the edge to the water.Yet this Green Heron (Butorides virescens) not only got this frog but dipped it back into the water over and over again until a car flushed the heron and it flew off with its hominid-looking prey. That’s a long neck. And the dipping? Making lunch easier to swallow, I think.

1 Response to “Not Just The Legs”

  1. 1 Karl Madden May 16, 2017 at 11:14 am

    Amazing heron – beautiful – and great hunting ability. Maybe the heron likes re-experiencing the moment of a successful capture. Poor frog, but an honorable way to go. Great photo!

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