• A Voracious Grey Heron

    A Voracious Grey Heron

    A grey heron, at the Psarades village of Prespa lake, carries with its beak a southern water vole, looking for a calm spot to devour him. Although grey herons feed mainly on fish, frogs and snakes, they are often attacking other species such as rats, mice, small birds and moles, which account for about 10% of their prey. Such a big prey like this southern water vole needs special handling as the rodent’s sharp teeth can easily injure the heron. In this case, the voracious grey heron has killed its prey with continuous and strong beak strikes.

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