Blue Heron eats a gopher

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+10 1. metataggers commented 8 years ago

Nice catch for both the photographer and Blue Heron.
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+21 2. Cyrille commented 8 years ago

I wouldn't swallow something that digs tunnels into the ground. It could ends like the Alien movie.
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+11 3. urbaneagle commented 8 years ago

did the heron put it down just to beak-stab it? that's cold blooded
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+4 4. blue_alien commented 8 years ago

I loled so much on the reaction of the cameraman when the heron caught the gopher: 0:37.
Very good footage never the less! (thumbs-up)
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+4 5. sux2bu commented 8 years ago

#3 About two weeks ago I helped a wildlife rehabilitater capture a wounded great gray heron.
After netting the bird she grasped the bird's beak very firmly before doing anything else because
she said they go for the eyes first with their long and powerful beak; that is a scary thought.
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+7 6. Judge-Jake commented 8 years ago

That's going to be a one furry shit later :P
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+7 7. Thanny commented 8 years ago

This is much less surprising when you remember that that's a dinosaur eating a small mammal.
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+2 8. BangkokJarek commented 8 years ago

Nice Video Sir. I commend your super steady hand and amazing footage. I once saw a seagull eat a starfish and wish I had a camera there. It would have been a longer video, it took about 20 minutes. :)
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+7 9. fjwjr commented 8 years ago

He thought, "I could really gopher a snack."
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+1 10. Unknown commented 8 years ago

Fantastic capture!! Both vid and heron!!! I need him at my house, gophers are freakin destroying my yard and pasture!! CH
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0 11. sux2bu commented 8 years ago

#10 That's what they make a 22-250 for, varmint hunting.
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0 12. Bergsten commented 8 years ago

"Gopher, Everett?"