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.


birdhaus said...

Alligator: Joe Wilson

Pond chicken: Karl Rove

Hell, that's better than being frog walked out of the White House in hand cuffs!


Thanks, Birdhaus. Today my choice would have been Valerie Plame Wilson. After years of silence, she finally got the chance to speak.

birdhaus said...

Right you are. Another choice might be

Alligator: Congress

Pond Chickens: Alberto Gonzales and Karl Rove

Wishful thinking on my part?

birdhaus said...

Right you are. Here's another:

Alligator: Congress

Pond Chicken: Alberto Gonzales

Wishful thinking on my part?

John said...

Alligator: non-human animals
Pond Chicken: human race

justpedalthruit said...

As the saying goes:"Oh, what tangled webs we weave, when we practice to deceive."
I liken the predator/prey photo to :
Bush et al on Bush et al....pointing of fingers, unraveling of stories. depending on what info is revealed-one day you are predator;the next day you are prey.....

Unfortunately, people have and will continue to suffer b/c of 'their' deception and gross misteps

Lindsay said...

My vote is for Tom DeLay and Newt Gingrich. Apparently DeLay is going to savage Newtie in his upcoming book. I can't wait for the feathers to fly.

SakerFalcon said...

Alligator: Rove, Cheney and other similar criminals in the Bush administration;
'Pond Chicken:' The American people, who have been lied to for the past 6+ years and have not squawked loudly enough, while their Bill of Rights have been usurped.

Fade said...

For me, the Alligator would be Amy Goodman and the pond hen would Rupert Murdoch, followed by every right wing stooge Hannity,Beck,Brit Hume,William Kristol and so on.

(came here from the Total Perspective Vortex btw, great pics)