Grey heron and a poor guy.

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Peter Heckert2
Peter Heckert2 Senior Member • Posts: 1,027
Grey heron and a poor guy.
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What did he get here? A hamster?

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Joe Trimarchi Veteran Member • Posts: 4,678
Re: Grey heron and a poor guy.

Nice catch by both you and the Heron. I think he caught a mouse.

Peter Heckert2
OP Peter Heckert2 Senior Member • Posts: 1,027
Re: Grey heron and a poor guy.

No, probably not, this was larger. He swallows a mouse in a second. He had some work with it.

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jalywol
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Looks like a common vole

Native species in Germany

Microtus arvalis

https://animalia.bio/common-vole

The voles we have here in the Northeast US are a whole lot less appealing (even as food for other species).  Over the years, I have noted that cats frequently catch them, but they are more fond of leaving them on a doorstep than actually eating them after that.....

-J

Peter Heckert2
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Re: Looks like a common vole

Ok, thanks.
I did not know that they grow so big.

We have here only a narrow stream with steep banks, in which the herons can not hunt.

They always hunt in the field, I see them often.
Often they catch something deep in the grass and swallow it immediately without being seen, I think they are normal mice.

That was bigger.

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