VIDEO: Photographer Captures Blue Heron Feasting On Baby Alligator In Viera Wetlands Near Melbourne

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ABOVE VIDEO: A photographer visiting the Viera Wetlands near Melbourne captured video of a great blue heron eating a baby alligator.

BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA (FOX 13) – A photographer visiting the Viera Wetlands near Melbourne captured video of a great blue heron eating a baby alligator.

Canadian photographer, Dr. Scott Martin told officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission about the encounter between the great blue heron and the small American alligator.

“The great blue heron ‘played’ with the little gator for at least 20 minutes before killing and swallowing it,” Dr. Martin told FWC.

Experts with the commission say great blue herons will eat almost anything within their reach, including fish, amphibians, reptiles, small mammals, insects and other birds.

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