Momma Alligator Rescues Baby from Heron’s Beak



Image: Claudia Marlene

Mothers aren’t the same the world over, but one thing seems to be a constant: you don’t mess with their babies! Alligator mums protect their little ones until they are about a year old, but this heron seems to have overlooked that fact. Reptiles may be a part of herons’ diets, but this particular bird has bitten off more than it can chew. The heron has a tiny baby alligator in its mouth for lunch (help, mommy!) and, needless to say, momma alligator is none too pleased about this!


Image: Claudia Marlene

The heron is running away from the mother alligator, which is fast gaining ground.

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