Saturday, 15 March 2014

One critter eats another critter

Cattle Egret eating the first of two lizards.

Moves it round in its beak ready for,


The grand finale

Then he finds his second critter.

Same again, reposition to get it down his neck

Its amazing the lizard stays alive, till it disappears down its neck.
 The photos where taken at Fairchild tropical gardens, Miami. How I wish I was there now.
    Linking to Eileens Saturdays Critters   http://viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot.co.uk/  

14 comments:

  1. Great shots of perfect timing.

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  2. it always makes me a little nauseous to think of the critter or fish wiggling down the throat. :) great shots.

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  3. Superb action sequence! I wasn't sure what Cattle Egrets ate, now I know! We had a couple of those go through this area a few years ago. I was pretty excited to see them. Even got a few photos of them!

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  4. Fabulous shots! He got himself a nice lunch. Take care.

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  5. wow, awesome series on the Cattle Egret.. I wish I was in Florida now too.. This weather is whacko.. Thank you for linking up with Saturday's Critters.. Have a happy weekend!

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  6. Our owls do the same thing ... repostion to they go down head first, then gulp ... gone. Not complaining about their table manners, but in my head I can hear my mother saying ... don't take such big bites :) Great shots ...

    Andrea @From The Sol

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  7. Those are great action captures, Gordon! That Egret caught some sizable lizards and wasted no time gobbling them up! Take care!

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  8. I wondered if you sometimes got Cattle Egrets near you till I read the comment. Never mind - spring is coming to you!

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  9. Great shots!!! Congratulations!
    Greetings :-)

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  10. I was confident that this was not Cumbria!

    Nice shots.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  11. Yummy, lizards for breakfast. Wonderful pictures. I am (as you know) here in Florida, but I've never yet seen a cattle egret eating. Very nice.

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  12. Great shots, but as a lizard owner, I feel a bit queasy looking at them!

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  13. I think there may be more than an element of truth in your comment on my blog!!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  14. Thank you all once again for all your interesting, and at times amusing comments, much appreciated.
    Gordon.

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