Anhinga with trophy 20110220

Just as we were departing from the boardwalk, I caught the sight of what first looked like a stick with a fish on the end of it cutting across the water. The Anhinga headed for a log, where it displaced a couple of turtles that had been sunning there. It proceeded to pound the fish mercilessly, then attempted a "flip and catch," but it dropped the fish. The Anhinga then dove back into the water and shortly returned with its prize. After a few more thumps against the log, it flipped the fish up and down it went, head first.

 

Morning visit to Green Cay Wetlands in west Palm Beach County, Florida. Visit blog.rosyfinch.com

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Taken on February 20, 2011
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