Saturday, April 17, 2010

Backyard Bad Boy

Looked out my back window and discovered a posse of grackles having their way with all things edible in the grass.

Looks like this guy found a nice worm, right?


Wrong. Turned out to be a baby snake of some sort. Grackles are fearless, taking what they want. He piece-mealed the snake for a good 10 minutes, a chunk at a time:




I went outside to see if I could get a closer shot, but the grackle flew off. There wasn't much left of his lunch:


I'm always amazed at what is crawling through the grass in our yards that we never see, but which birds find without a problem. The balance of nature at work.

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