Brown Water Snake was on the menu. This far nest has two chicks, smaller than the dinner offered. They gave it a good try though.
Mom held it for them, at times dropping it for down in the nest as encouragement. The meal was enough for the whole family.
Ultimately Mom ate what was left, which was most of it.
This curved branch became a populate construction site. An Egret family moved in next door. A third family was considering it. Mom was not happy to have neighbors.