Sunday, June 28, 2015

The Heron and the Turtle 2

How the Green Heron handled the turtle problem in the last post wasn't the first incident involving herons and turtles I had witnessed. A Great Blue Heron a few days earlier encountered the same kind of obstacle course — except there were more turtles.

He walked up the log and stopped. You could almost hear him thinking. I was really interested in seeing how he was going to solve the problem of reaching the other end of the log.

After giving it a moment's consideration , it is as though he thought, "Oh, what the heck," and stepped over the first turtle and onto the back of the second.

The first turtle slipped off the log but
the one he stepped on held it's ground.

The Great Blue Heron just kept walking.

"Move on. Nothing to see here."

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