Suddenly it picked up something from the mud. At first I thought it was a mudskipper.
When the heron had trouble pulling it out, I realized it was something more exciting than a mudskipper.
In fact, it was a snake!
While the heron may have been pleased with its catch, the snake, on the other hand, wasn’t prepared to give up its life without a fight.
It managed to get away from the heron a couple of times.
However, the heron wasn’t going to let its catch go easily either. Then, unexpectedly, the snake became very aggressive.
I thought the snake was going to attack the heron, but all of a sudden it did a runner!
Unfortunately for the tough snake, the heron seemed determined to get its meal.
The snake fought even harder to get away.
Finally, it looked as though the snake had lost its battle.
As soon as the heron tried to swallow it,
astonishingly (to both me and the heron), the snake fought back again and tried once more to flee!
This time, however, the snake’s fate was sealed.
The heron had its meal at last,
and a well “deserved” rest.
The fight lasted for 6 minutes.