Retaliation

Category: Nature

 

Photo and caption by jim gray

The willet (foreground) had just stolen a fiddler crab claw from the long-billed curlew and the curlew was striking back at the willet with his lance-like bill. The opportunistic willet waited for the claw to be jettisoned by the crab. Once that happened, the curlew chased down the crab, rendering the claw fair game.

Location: Fort Desoto Park, Pinellas County, Florida, USA

 

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