A Heron And A Rat Catcher

Wildlife Photography And Videography by Paul Hughes. The Grey Heron actively hunts Rodents, along with Fish and small Birds.The Heron spotted this full grown Brown Rat foraging along the river bank.Then waited for the right moment and with great speed snatched the unfortunate Rat.A Moorhen wading near by ,startled by the attack,lunges aggressively towards the Heron.The Heron quickly moves but keeps a firm grip on the desperately struggling Rat.After a few dips in the water and with a crushed body,the Rat not quite dead, is easily swallowed down whole.”Wildlife Videos Heron Eats Rat”