Cattle egret hunting
Another post on the theme of ‘Glow,’ this week’s WordPress photo challenge.
I looked out of the window early one morning, and saw this cattle egret staring intently, as they do, into fallen leaves bordering the yard. After a few minutes of that, a sudden lunge was followed by the top photo. That’s a green anole wrapped around the egret’s beak as it struggled, unsuccessfully, to get free. The photo on the left shows the egret swishing the anole back and forth, in an effort to finish it off.
I doubt the anole was happy, but the egret certainly glowed in the morning light.