Sometimes It’s Just Not Worth The Effort
Two snowy egrets were fishing together in the salt marsh this afternoon when one plucked out a pretty nice fish.
Well… snowys being snowys, nothing can just be simple, everything has to be a giant production. So of course the one in the back gets his head feathers all raised up in a huge display and starts to chase his lucky friend who has the sense to starting running off with his prize.
But the chase stopped almost as quickly as it began. So apparently even a snowy can recognize a lost cause and cut his losses and just let the other guy keep his fish.
I did feel a little bad for him though. In that last photo snowball does have kind of a dejected look on his face when he concludes it’s hopeless and he’s now just standing there with his wings tucked back in watching a successful escape.