Photo Submission

Submitted By

Robbin Mallett

Damon, TX, USA

Description

I was impressed with the tenacity of this American Bittern as it struggled to subdue and eat this glossy swamp snake at Brazos Bend State Park in Fort Bend County, TX. The snake kept grabbing onto the plants beneath the water. When the bittern finally tugged it free, the snake wrapped around its bill. Eventually, the bittern won and ate the snake for dinner.

Category

Behavior

American Bittern