Date: 4/20/17 11:55 am From: Jim Leonard <photojleonard...> Subject: [obol] Photos: Photo Sequence GB Heron Catches & Eats Large Carp
I was a little bored at Baskett Slough NWR yesterday so I thought I would watch a Great Blue Heron nearby to see if it would catch a fish. The heron was about 30 feet away from this small island when it saw movement in the water by the island and flew over and pounced on this large Carp. It drug it close to the island and then impaled it with its bill. It tried to swallow the fish several times over a 15-20 minute period. I really thought it was going to give up but nature surprised me again and it swallowed it whole. I don't think it will need a meal for a while. Photos by Jim Leonard.