Re: Cattle Egrets and mice at the WTP

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Subject: Re: Cattle Egrets and mice at the WTP
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Date: Tue, 3 May 2005 16:33:20 +1000
Hello all,

Earlier this year in the USA, we noticed a Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 
catch and eat a furry critter which it had caught in some long grass on the 
edge of a sports field.
We have no idea what the furry thing was - but it was the size of a large rat - 
maybe even a mole like Bram said.

"Almost" got a photo of the event...  almost!


Mat and Cath Gilfedder

PS - a photo of the incident Harvey mentioned can be found at

>I saw one of the Cattle Egrets take off from the pack with a mouse
>in its beak. I didn't see what it did with it, but i assume it took
>it off to enjoy the meal in privacy.
>Has anyone else seen any type of egrets feeding on mice before?
>Seems unusual...

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