Well, no wonder I found my crab hiding under a rock.
Good one! He's got the biting end under control, but now he has to get it in his mouth. Did you see the rest of the story?
I once saw a seagull who was half-way through eating a purple starfish. He'd somehow managed to choke down part of it, but two arms were still hanging out his mouth. It wasn't a small starfish either. And from the sandy-looking purple droppings on the dock it looked like all the seagulls in neighborhood had a steady diet of starfish. Wish I had a photo of that!
Great shot, was he close to shore or were you in a boat, Dianne
oh-oh - looks like we're back to the days of playing hide and seek with comments! as I write this, I can't see dianne's comment on the page, but it's there on the main comment list... so thanks, guy, nawitka, and dianne, even if your comment stays in the ether for eternity! Nawitka - funny you should ask about The Rest of the Story, because I did stay and watch, and got several more shots. Maybe will post another one.
I got this from shore, starting when the gull was about 20-30 feet out, and since the water was a few feet deep, I was pretty impressed that he'd caught it. He brought it to shore and kept trying to have breakfast, but the crab was putting up one valiant battle. Didn't stay to the finale, though, because I didn't want to watch him lose!
Nawitka, I don't know if I'd laugh or cry if I saw a gull with a few purple starfish arms waving out its mouth, but too bad you couldn't get that shot!
and there's dianne's comment, now, too! for anyone who wasn't here several months ago when we had this weird comments-in-limbo glitch, sometimes comments don't show until a new comment is made on a photo. Sort of like the old Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys 'disappearing ink' kits we had as kids, where the message didn't show til the paper was held over a flame. I'm starting to feel like that was a bit more high-tech than the site is these days!
Thanks Ippa! Looks like you made him a Cgull!
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