PREDATOR AND PREY
Predator – American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)
Prey – Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)
Location: Wakodahatchee Wetlands
Photo: © 2007 Jeffrey Berger
Not my favorite photo, but rarely seen moments like this justify this post. About this moment: One young gator about 3 feet long snatches one plump moorhen, known locally as a 'pond chicken.'
Fun question of the week: Of all persons in the news lately, who would you like to be the gator, and who should have the role of pond chicken? Leave your comment below.