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Goldeneye catches a hibernating frog

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Goldeneye catches a hibernating frog
Mar 9, 2014

In Ottawa, frogs hibernate underwater during the very cold winter months. Frogs do not freeze because they have a sort of "anti-freeze" in their blood.

Many people think frogs dig themselves a hole in the mud and bury themselves away for the winter by hibernating.

According to Scientific American, "hibernating aquatic frogs.....must be near oxygen-rich water and spend a good portion of the winter just lying on top of the mud or only partially buried. They may even slowly swim around from time to time."

Well, a Common Goldeneye caught one unlucky hibernator. Brought it up to the surface and wacked it around numerous times before finally consuming it. These are the types of photos I enjoy the most. Nature doing what nature does

Canon 40D and 500 f4 II + 1.4x (alternating between handheld and tripod). The lens is light enough to be handheld but I always prefer a tripod when possible. Thanks for looking.




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