Friday, January 22, 2016
Great white heron catches a walking catfish
Most of the great blue herons that are so familiar to fishermen and beach goers are a dark morph, but rarely a white morph more typical of the FL Keys will show up. One such great white heron has been hanging out at Myakka State Park. I watched from the Myakka River bridge as this whitish beauty caught and carefully swallowed a spiny walking catfish, and seemed to enjoy the treat with no apparent ill effects.