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http://www.metro.co.uk/news/article....&in_page_id=34

The early bird gets the rabbit

by Fred Attewill - Monday, September 29, 2008
Down the hatch: The heron grabs the little rabbit.

If you're rather fond of cute furry animals then look away now.
These pictures show how cruel nature can sometimes be as a grey heron snacks on a rabbit.
The bird, which usually eats fish and small animals, was searching for a meal when it spotted the black bunny emerging from a hole.


After grabbing hold of it by an ear, it drowns it.

Undeterred by its size, the heron swooped down and grabbed its prey by its ears.
Wildlife photographer Ad Sprang captured these dramatic images in Vianen, central Holland, last year.

RELATED ITEMS 'I was trying to get some nice shots of this grey heron,' said the 56-year-old Dutchman. 'After taking several shots, a little rabbit appeared out of a hole.
'The heron was interested in it and slowly approached the little rabbit. You could feel the tension.'


The bird, which usually snacks on fish, then gobbles the bunny whole.

Obviously hungry, the adult bird, which averages about 100cm (3ft) in height and has a 1.95m (6ft) wingspan, made its move.
'In a split second, the bird caught the rabbit,' said Sprang. 'I managed to make two photos and the bird flew away with its food in its bill.
'It landed in some water and I quickly turned the car around and took several photos of the rest of the story. I have often seen herons catching prey like mice and fish but catching a rabbit was a surprise,' Sprang added.




Some more pictures of the last seconds of the life of this little furball.
http://www.birdpix.nl/album_page.php?pic_id=62646
http://www.expressen.se/1.1318494?ar...pup=true&img=1
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Damn, didn't know they swallowed the stuff whole like that.

Cwuuuuuute little wabbit!
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Um.. fish bones are digestible. Rabbit bones are signifcantly more dense. Something tells me that bird's going to have serious indigestion.

Also, that rabbit was alive, since I doubt the bird could break its neck.
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Also, that rabbit was alive, since I doubt the bird could break its neck.
In the text it says that the Heron takes the rabbit in it's beak and drowns the rabbit before it eats it.
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I think we have solid evidence that herons are much smarter than previously thought...Damn.

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This is actually not new for me. One time I was in a zoo in the Netherlands ( i thought it was a zoo) and a heron also had like a baby rabit in it's mouth.

(it was too far away and a fence was between, so i couldn't go safe it)
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So where is the dragon that comes along to eat the heron?
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This whole thread reminds me of the time one of our old neighborhoods was introduced to RS's cat, Tigger.


Picture half a dozen little kids in the adjacent play area:

"Oh look! A baby bunny!"

"WAHHHHH! The cat is eating it!"

Tana: "Nicely done, cat. Nicely done."
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This is actually not new for me. One time I was in a zoo in the Netherlands ( i thought it was a zoo) and a heron also had like a baby rabit in it's mouth.
I believe the photographer is dutch. The dutch connection is obvious. Now what do you all have against cute little rabbits?

And Terez, if a post about furry little cuties getting eaten whole doesn't deserve some rep I don't know what does.
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Yum, rabbit...looks like a smart bird to me. Especially tender little baby rabbit...brings to mind suckling pigs, roasted on a spit over an open flame. Actually, the heron looked pretty tasty too...
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I've never had heron, but the 1SG made rabbit stew once. It was good. I now understand Tigger's love of baby rabbits.

And let's face it. Bunnies are scary.
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THUMPER!!!

Just kidding. I like rabbits. I've eaten rabbit, pretty tastey. I'd rather cuddle and pet them, though.
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I've never had heron, but the 1SG made rabbit stew once. It was good. I now understand Tigger's love of baby rabbits.

And let's face it. Bunnies are scary.

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I believe that it was SBX that brought this up a few days ago...or maybe Sdog. This is what came to mind for me.
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It's so cutsey-wootsey!

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Cute and Tasty....
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I'm going to go cry into my pillow now.

It's all Gonzo's fault....as usual...
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