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Eye of the Tiger | by ChipM2008
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Eye of the Tiger

A very put off looking great blue heron giving me the evil eye as he flies away from my intrusion. We had a tornado in North MPLS that wiped out an entire heron rookery. All but three chicks were killed as a result. They are being tended by a rescue organization. Only a couple of very well trained individuals are allowed to tend these three due to the very dangerous beaks on these birds. They can strike quickly multiple times and cause serious damage to anyone. At the larger view one can really see what an intense eye this predator has. Luckily, most of the adult herons flew away from the storm and have now returned to start new families.

 

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Taken on May 16, 2011