There is a downside of spearing fish with a sharp bill. They can get stuck.
And it’s especially embarrassing when you have an audience, like the Teals in the background.
This time it wasn’t too bad and the Anhinga got it free in a minute or so.
Once he had the fish free it was a quick dive to get away with the prize.
This time the bird didn’t need to flip the fish in the air (fish flipping , click here) to get a good grip or eat quickly.