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A Cattle Egret hunting bugs.

Cattle Egrets are native to Africa were they follow cattle and feed on bugs and other goodies in cattle dung.

In Florida Cattle Egrets can often be seen following tractors plowing the ground and feeding on bugs and other goodies turned over by the plows.

Given these choices of where to hunt for food, my guess is that the Cattle Egrets in Florida are happier than their African counterparts.

2009 by Peter Schulz