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Great Egret catches a crayfish

Ardea alba


A Great Egret catches a crayfish.


Huntley Meadows Park, a 1,425 acre wetland area in Fairfax County, Virginia USA. Related Resource:


Copyright © 2012 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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Geodialist 9 years ago

I consulted an expert on the crayfish of Huntley Meadows Park. In her opinion, the big reddish-brown crayfish caught by the egret (shown above) was probably a "red swamp crayfish" (Procambarus clarkii), although the expert was quick to say she would need to examine the specimen to be certain of its identity. Red swamp crayfish are not native to HMP.

Geodialist 9 years ago

Let's just say it was one and done. Gulp, that is! Regrettably I missed the shot.

alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Was he able to eat it? Wonderful catching him in action.

harsuame 9 years ago

Sensacional bella acción

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Virginia, USA

Spotted on Apr 27, 2012
Submitted on Apr 28, 2012

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