Taking No Chances, Night Heron & Catfish

Taking No Chances, Night Heron & Catfish

He caught it and now was taking no chances of losing it to a bigger critter.

Taking No Chances, Night Heron & Catfish
Taking No Chances, Night Heron & Catfish

I did not see where this young Black-crowned Night Heron made the catch. This little guy was already making his escape to a safe place.

Taking No Chances, Night Heron & Catfish
Taking No Chances, Night Heron & Catfish
Taking No Chances, Night Heron & Catfish
Taking No Chances, Night Heron & Catfish

Unfortunately he couldn’t make up his mind where to hide.

Taking No Chances, Night Heron & Catfish
Taking No Chances, Night Heron & Catfish
Taking No Chances, Night Heron & Catfish
Taking No Chances, Night Heron & Catfish

He just kept flying around carrying the prize. Which of course made things worst, basically advertising to the others.

Taking No Chances, Night Heron & Catfish
Taking No Chances, Night Heron & Catfish

I lost sight of him heading off towards more marsh.

However, later on I spotted him several times flying around. Either he was still confused, or couldn’t figure out how to eat a catfish with sharp barbs.

ACE Basin, South Carolina.

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