This Great Egret appeared to be peering over at me, saying, “Hey, look what I found . . . “
“Hmmm…, now I just have to figure out how to get this long skinny thing down my throat before it gets away.” Eating a snake is lot more challenging than spearing a fish and tossing it up in the air, then swallowing it whole.
“If I could just figure out which way to turn it, without letting go of it…” Meanwhile, the snake was doing a valiant job of wriggling in all directions.After at least 6-8 minutes of earnest struggle, the Heron sauntered off into the marsh, and disappeared out of sight. He reappeared a few moments later, looking rather self-satisfied, sans snake.
Frankly, he was gone and back so quickly, I doubt he had time to finish off his snack . . . he was probably just too embarrassed to drop it and admit defeat ‘in public’. ☺️