Now It’s The GBH’s Turn!
Earlier this week we had the great egret being annoyed by the alligators while he was trying to fish. Last night however, it was the great blue heron that had to deal with a pesky pair of gators that were patrolling around in the salt marsh in the same area the heron wanted to fish.
At first these two alligators were kind of teamed up as they glided around in the marsh in search of some tasty fish or crabs. But eventually they floated off in different directions but never traveled far from the same general area where the heron was already set up for the evening. So of course this totally threw the bird off his game, as he couldn’t really concentrate on fishing with the dynamic duo constantly circling back into the fishing hole. I never saw the blue heron catch a single fish. There were fish all over and he saw them, but every time he tried to concentrate on catching one, in comes Mr. Alligator once again to spoil the whole situation.
To make matters worse, the alligators were none too pleased either. The tide started coming in very fast and soon the water was too deep for them to effectively fish in the way they are most successful.
This was not at all an ideal situation for the heron, trying to fish in the same water as unhappy alligators. But… like the egret from earlier, this heron never got completely intimidated and never left his post, he was still there as it got dark. Of course the alligators were still out there as well, lurking somewhere in the dark water…