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Great Egret

Ardea alba


San Francisco Bay marshland


This egret caught this small rat and killed it by repeatedly sticking it in the water to drown it. Then it swallowed it whole.

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Josh Asel
Josh Asel 11 years ago

Nice! I found 2 Great Egrets doing the same thing in Bodega Bay. Crazily surprising!

DonnaPomeroy 11 years ago

Thanks Team Brinez. I would be honored.

Voddy 11 years ago

Great spotting Donna :D I just want to ask you if I can use this spotting for the profile picture for my mission wildlife of the west coast marshlands. :)

Sukaina 11 years ago

amazing captures!

Maria dB
Maria dB 11 years ago

Stunning series!

Aaron_G 11 years ago

What an event to observe and record. Thank you for sharing!

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San Mateo, California, USA

Spotted on Oct 27, 2012
Submitted on Oct 28, 2012

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