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May 8, 2023 09:46:10   #
Tom DePuy Loc: Waxhaw, N.C.
 
Retired CPO wrote:
Lake Apopka, showing off!
This is the second GBH swallowing a Snake this past weekend at the wildlife drive.
I thought someone was saying we haven't showed enough respect for the show offered.
So here is a more extensive set showing how much difficulty these birds go through to get a good meal down the gullet.
At one point He/She got the Snake most of the way down tail first, then decided that wasn't going to work. Hacked it back up and started over!!
It could be the same bird as the first one I showed. Pretty sure it's not the same Snake!
Lake Apopka, showing off! br This is the second GB... (show quote)


Great set Keith

Tom

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May 8, 2023 09:56:26   #
petercbrandt Loc: New York City, Manhattan
 
Retired CPO wrote:
Lake Apopka, showing off!
This is the second GBH swallowing a Snake this past weekend at the wildlife drive.
I thought someone was saying we haven't showed enough respect for the show offered.
So here is a more extensive set showing how much difficulty these birds go through to get a good meal down the gullet.
At one point He/She got the Snake most of the way down tail first, then decided that wasn't going to work. Hacked it back up and started over!!
It could be the same bird as the first one I showed. Pretty sure it's not the same Snake!
Lake Apopka, showing off! br This is the second GB... (show quote)


Great set of photos !

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May 8, 2023 10:37:42   #
Retired CPO Loc: Travel full time in an RV
 
Canisdirus wrote:
Heh...you don't have to tell me that. If only...



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May 8, 2023 10:40:42   #
Retired CPO Loc: Travel full time in an RV
 
jdtonkinson wrote:
Great sharp action shots. That is something to see 2 different GBHs doing that.
Well done. Thanks for sharing


Thank you, jd! Glad you liked them! Yeah, we've seen quite a few doing that but two in one weekend was something new for us!

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May 8, 2023 10:42:30   #
kpmac Loc: Ragley, La
 
An excellent series, Chief.

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May 8, 2023 10:43:31   #
Retired CPO Loc: Travel full time in an RV
 
cliff Hilbert wrote:
I'm thinking about all the videos we see about tigers in Africa catching deer, antelope, etc. and eating them. We always root for the poor victims, but that's the way of nature. It's a good thing that that wasn't a poisonous snake!


Yep, I agree. I have always wondered if the GBH can tell the difference between poisonous and non-poisonous Snakes!

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May 8, 2023 10:46:13   #
Retired CPO Loc: Travel full time in an RV
 
StanMac wrote:
Excellent documentary images! I can’t help but wonder what kind of havoc sensations that snake is going to wreak in that bird’s stomach before it succumbs.

Stan


Thanks! Yeah, can't help but think why he doesn't stab the Snake's head with that big sharp beak. I know they do it with fish!

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May 8, 2023 10:47:43   #
Retired CPO Loc: Travel full time in an RV
 
genocolo wrote:
Terrific set.


Thank you for the comment! I'm glad you liked these images!

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May 8, 2023 10:50:41   #
Retired CPO Loc: Travel full time in an RV
 
jederick wrote:
WOW...great action sequence, he earned that meal!!


Thanks, Jim! They always do, I was thinking it was time to show the rest of the story! I'm glad you liked these!

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May 8, 2023 10:51:23   #
Retired CPO Loc: Travel full time in an RV
 
Tom DePuy wrote:
Great set Keith

Tom


Thank you, Tom!

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May 8, 2023 10:51:55   #
Retired CPO Loc: Travel full time in an RV
 
petercbrandt wrote:
Great set of photos !


Thank you, Peter!

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May 8, 2023 10:52:45   #
Retired CPO Loc: Travel full time in an RV
 
kpmac wrote:
An excellent series, Chief.


Thank you, Ken! I appreciate it!!

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May 8, 2023 13:31:00   #
DWU2 Loc: Phoenix Arizona area
 
I think several of those shots could qualify as Picture of the Day.

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May 8, 2023 14:02:16   #
photophile Loc: Lakewood, Ohio, USA
 
Retired CPO wrote:
Lake Apopka, showing off!
This is the second GBH swallowing a Snake this past weekend at the wildlife drive.
I thought someone was saying we haven't showed enough respect for the show offered.
So here is a more extensive set showing how much difficulty these birds go through to get a good meal down the gullet.
At one point He/She got the Snake most of the way down tail first, then decided that wasn't going to work. Hacked it back up and started over!!
It could be the same bird as the first one I showed. Pretty sure it's not the same Snake!
Lake Apopka, showing off! br This is the second GB... (show quote)



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May 8, 2023 14:32:07   #
Retired CPO Loc: Travel full time in an RV
 
DWU2 wrote:
I think several of those shots could qualify as Picture of the Day.


Well, thank you! Picture of the Day? Is that a UHH thing?

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