All things considered I think this gentleman handled the situation pretty well. I would have probably died right on the spot when the snake got up on me from a heart attack.
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This looks like such a cool scene and I’d be able to enjoy it for all of 30 seconds before the fear of a giant bear coming out of nowhere to maul me to death would take over and I’d shit my pants.
Encountered this fellow on a walk out Eastern Point beside Niles Pond. Usually pretty shy birds, he just stayed put and let me photograph him. I guess he wanted to be on GMG.
That the Belted Kingfisher is a common waterside resident throughout North America, often seen hovering before it plunges headfirst into water to catch a fish. It frequently announces its presence by its loud rattling cry. It is a medium-sized bird with a large head and shaggy crest, large, thick bill, bluish head and back, white throat and collar, white underneath with blue breast band.
I have seldom seen one sitting quietly like this, and generally only know one is around when I hear its raucous cry and then see it flying by or diving into the water.