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Old Aug 20, 2013, 3:05 AM   #1
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Default Food for Thought - GBH eating a squirell

Not the best IQ because he was very far away. This great blue heron took off from right under me on a coastal bluff carrying something large that was thrashing away like crazy. He landed across the water from me and took a while to swallow it. I had a 300mm lens with me so I took some shots and when I looked at them on my computer I realized it was a ground squirrel!!! Not a small chipmunk but a large ground squirrel. Apparently GBH will hold large mammals under water until it drowns, then swallow it whole!!!

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Old Aug 20, 2013, 6:23 PM   #2
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G'day Saly

w-o-w absolutely amazing ... and I can understand the squirrel thrashing like crazy too

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Old Aug 25, 2013, 5:55 PM   #3
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I saw the same thng some time ago, in predigital days - I am sure I have an Ektachrome slide (remember those?) of it somewhere. Nice catch (for both you and the bird).
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