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A quick dunk as heron snaps up a hearty frog breakfast
7:30am Saturday 4th January 2014 in News
THIS hungry heron swooped for a quick snack when he visited Oxford Mail photographer George Reszeter’s garden pond.
The bird scoffed a frog right before the lens of the snapper last month when he landed in the garden in Wootton, near Abingdon.
- The heron strikes
Mr Reszeter, 59, said: “I had seen this heron before, he was always very wary. The slightest movement and he was away.
“But this time he came in and didn’t move at all, he was transfixed by something on the edge of the pond.
“I got out my tripod and my 500mm lens, and set it up then all of a sudden he lunged forward and got hold of this great big frog. He dunked it a coupled of times to wash off the leaves, then he swallowed it whole.”
- The prey is cleaned
To see more of Mr Reszeter’s photography, visit http://birdsofeurope.co.uk
- A gulp and the frog has gone down a treat
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