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2009-01-31-Green-Cay

A Great Blue Heron with a freshly caught rat.

The Great Blue Heron had to really work to get this rat down. It started by spearing it to kill it. Then it alternately soaked it in the water and tried to swallow it.

After about 20 minutes it finally swallowed the rat whole. Head first of course.

2009 by Peter Schulz