Herring Gull Captures Conch!

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I saw a Herring Gull circling overhead with something in his mouth that didn't look much like a clam shell.

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I realized it was a little conch seconds before the gull dropped it on the beach to break open the shell.

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The gull dropped down nearby, looking pleased as punch with himself.

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He then proceeded to unceremoniously tear that little animal out of it's shell . . .

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. . . and eat it up!


  1. What a nice series of photos. I'm glad you were paying attention and had your camera handy.


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