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Old 12-28-2018, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Jecaro View Post

Christmas Tree worm taken in Grand Cayman with small goby under it.
What a fantastic picture.
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Old 12-29-2018, 05:39 AM
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Thank you...….took a bit of time getting it.
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Old 12-29-2018, 09:35 AM
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My ten year old's favorite joke:

How do you tell the difference between a boy elephant and a girl elephant?



The second trunk, or........



It's fifth leg
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Old 12-29-2018, 09:37 AM
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Hyena suckling two cubs

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Old 12-30-2018, 12:05 PM
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I see this guy fairly often while walking the pooch. I think it’s a red tail. It’s magnificent when it takes off, which it did shortly after taking the pic with my cell phone.
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looks like a Red Shouldered hawk
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Old 12-31-2018, 06:05 AM
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Originally Posted by DavenFla View Post
looks like a Red Shouldered hawk
Could be. I know little about identifying them.
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Originally Posted by airbrush View Post


Maybe??
there's a second one in the picture too... look to the right.
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Originally Posted by coastboater View Post


Could be. I know little about identifying them.
I have a nested pair each year that fledge on my property. Missed last year, but they're back this year.
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Originally Posted by DavenFla View Post
there's a second one in the picture too... look to the right.
Good eye!!

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I took this picture seeing only one, but my wife said at the time... "do you think they're friends?" I said huh? and then "holy shit"!
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Water turkey... I like the "flip" We have a resident anhinga in our pond we call "annie". the dogs hate her.
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This certainly isn't the same quality as the pics posted but the story is pretty cool.

I was watching this Great Blue Heron stalking something in the water from my dock.
Naturally, as soon as I look away for a second, I hear the splash.
I look down and he's getting back up on the dock with this huge mullet on his beak.
He shook it off, stepped back a bit and then speared him again. He did this three times.
After the third time, he got it oriented right and swallowed him whole. It was an awesome thing to watch.

Dont piss off a GBH, they know how to use that weapon.
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I live the big cats. Such raw power.
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Originally Posted by Marlin009 View Post

This certainly isn't the same quality as the pics posted but the story is pretty cool.

I was watching this Great Blue Heron stalking something in the water from my dock.
Naturally, as soon as I look away for a second, I hear the splash.
I look down and he's getting back up on the dock with this huge mullet on his beak.
He shook it off, stepped back a bit and then speared him again. He did this three times.
After the third time, he got it oriented right and swallowed him whole. It was an awesome thing to watch.

Dont piss off a GBH, they know how to use that weapon.
While volunteering for the local Audubon Society fall migration banding project many years ago, one of the MA division of fisheries and wildlife scientist monitoring the banding stations was giving a handling safety lecture and one of his stories was about the only two documented incidents for birds having killed a human. One was a great horned owl that swooped in without a sound and attacked a hiker from behind who had approached its nesting ground and dug its talons into his neck, puncturing his jugular vein. By the time he got back to where there was any help and transported to a hospital, he had lost too much blood and passed away. The 2nd incident was a biologist who was drawing blood from a great blue heron and wasn't holding the bird well enough and it shook itself free, ended up stabbing him in the eye and right through to his brain with that beak. I never researched either of the two stories or know of their veracity, but your post reminded me of that. This was over 20 years ago.
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Old 01-03-2019, 08:48 PM
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A couple of shot today from Anahuac Wildlife Refuge. Being it is a National Refuge it is technically close, but the gates remain open, just no services...........

Red Tail Hawk.......



Geese are plentiful now...........


A face-off with a Shoveler........
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:36 PM
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Great shots HTV
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Old 01-04-2019, 03:37 AM
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Very nice. Love the hawk pic.
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