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2011-03-25-Wakodahatchee

ALERT - Sensitive material. You may wish to look no further at this picture.

A Great Egret killing and eating a Common Moorhen chick.

I find scenes like this particularly disturbing because it seems so cruel and wasteful for the bigger birds to feed on chicks that are just starting out in life.

And I find this picture even more disturbing because the Great Egrets mating feathers look like a robe worn for ceremonial purposes.

2011 by Peter Schulz