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.   

Bill Dunson

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