I just wanted to share this interesting image that was shared with us by Wild Birds Unlimited customer Vern J. Here's what Vern had to say:
"Good morning. I was perusing on-line and came across your website. That reminded me that I had a picture I told you about some time ago but never showed you. This was taken in 2011 and shows a great blue heron that was hunting in my backyard. It caught its prey right behind my deck."
While we typically think of and observe Great Blue Herons eating fish, they also eat frogs, salamanders, turtles, snakes, insects, birds, and yes, rodents!
Thanks Vern for sharing your great observation with us!