Rats living around water are hunted by heron wader birds, and a heron is catching and eating a rat!

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These heron wader birds live in and around water and rats, too, are hunted and eaten by herons. The rat is trapped in the beak of a heron, trying to escape before it becomes a meal for the heron. Many animals hunt rats, but the heron has a hunting style like no other, and their rat-catching abilities are a sight to behold. The heron is a species of meat-eating wading birds. The heron is not known as a bird of prey, but it is a predatory hunting bird. The heron attacks and feeds on other animals because they are carnivorous predators, top predators, and exceptional hunters of prey animals that live and breed worldwide. Herons have an incredible instinct to attack and eat other animals. This feeding behaviour has evolved over millions of years, enabling them to have an extensive menu of wild protein-rich food. The herons have a very diverse diet of meat from hunting and eating other animals, and they especially like feeding on duck, ducklings, waterbirds, rats, rodents, and other small mammals and birds and a wide variety of marine creatures that live in seawater and freshwater. The heron can be seen actively hunting and eating baby birds and other animal babies throughout the breeding seasons, especially when they live and breed in the herons' natural habitats. The herons live and breed in almost every habitat close to water worldwide.

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@appletreeinc.8425 3 жыл бұрын
Rat: "Halt stalwart stranger if you let me go I will grant you one wish" Heron: "I wish for you to be my dinner"
@catfamily2980 5 жыл бұрын
What a relaxing and pleasant sound from the water.
@Dan-n-Duke-jr2ic 5 жыл бұрын
That's what you got out of this?
@catfamily2980 5 жыл бұрын
Apart from letting the nature doing what it has to do, I enjoy listening to rhythm
@Dan-n-Duke-jr2ic 5 жыл бұрын
@@catfamily2980 i know, i was just messin with you bud, take care
@catfamily2980 5 жыл бұрын
👍🏼😊 Cheers
@catfamily2980 5 жыл бұрын
The rat 🐀 was relaxing and enjoying the sound prior being targeted by the sniper.
@Emidretrauqe 5 жыл бұрын
I simultaneously admire and loathe the heron for being so efficient at hunting. It was literally impossible for the rat to even hurt the heron, much less save itself. It was completely 100% doomed.
@infinitydreamzz Жыл бұрын
The rat can probably hurt the heron, but being at the end of a long beak there is nothing it could do.
@EthanAnthony907 5 жыл бұрын
much respect to my little mammal friend, he fought hard, totally outmatched, god bless.
@lumox7 5 жыл бұрын
What did that rat say to that heron after he got caught? ''You wouldn't shit me, would you?''
@lambda494 5 жыл бұрын
Heron is like "Go ahead and struggle, take your time. I'll wait."
@Slick-Wit-it 4 жыл бұрын
I thought then Heron was trying to drown it
@stevenhowe432 3 жыл бұрын
Stone cold killer!
@Spooqi 3 жыл бұрын
Yeah, herons are surprisingly patient and methodical hunters. They don't need a hooked beak, sharp talons, or a strong bite force to kill their prey
@WhuDhat 2 жыл бұрын
Rat had some fight in him, was definitely biting back a few time
@DrAnne-mc8er 8 жыл бұрын
Once every blue moon I get diverted to a video on KZfaq which makes trawling through all the other dross worthwhile. A fascinating video that showed me something in the world I would never otherwise have been able to witness. Really well filmed too. Many thanks Paul.
@ABCDuwachui 5 жыл бұрын
Itzdat Managgen omg please Fuck me
@piedramultiaristas8573 4 жыл бұрын
Ninja turtles doesnt exist poor master.
@paulanthony5274 Жыл бұрын
@CoreyT127 4 жыл бұрын
Any animal who's diet consists of rats should automatically be protected!
@AndiGravity 3 жыл бұрын
I have bad news for you. Rats are cannibalistic. If there's plenty of food to go around and the mothers are capable of raising all the babies they give birth to, rats will keep the cannibalism to a minimum-- at least among the living-- because there's no need for it, though they're not at all above eating any dead rats they happen upon, if that's the choicest bit of food they can find in the area. However, rats use cannibalism as a form of both population and resource control. If food starts running short in general, the biggest, fittest rats will start killing and eating the smaller ones, and if a mother rat doesn't think she can raise all her pups successfully, she eats the most expendable of her offspring until she has her litter pared down to a size she can successfully manage. That means a rat's diet often consists of rats, sooooo....
@jamaaldaynitelong8367 3 жыл бұрын
🥂 Here Here!!
@missasinenomine 3 жыл бұрын
I agree! I hare rats!
@missasinenomine 3 жыл бұрын
Hate. (& typos!)
@loktom4068 3 жыл бұрын
@@AndiGravity 😱😵
@warsocki 3 жыл бұрын
I was waiting for the Heron to realize it could eat the rat much quicker if it would drown it first.
@samwh.9611 2 жыл бұрын
Yeah me too! But I figured herons don't understand the concept of drowning since they usually eat fish!
@MichaelWilson-ep8pc 2 жыл бұрын
@@samwh.9611 or maybe the fact that it’s not a human.
@antihero76 2 жыл бұрын
@@MichaelWilson-ep8pc lots of animals drown there prey
@MichaelWilson-ep8pc 2 жыл бұрын
@@antihero76 I never said that’s not the case. I’m saying animals don’t reason like humans . They live off instincts alone. So if it’s not apart of their normal day to day instinct , they kill how them know best. Usually herons eat fish as their main meal . So they would never reason like a man or woman and say oooh this is a more efficient way if I drown it
@user-ro9md9wp3j 2 жыл бұрын
@@MichaelWilson-ep8pc smooth brain take. The only significant difference between human brains and other animal brains is the capacity for language. There’s no reason a bird can’t understand drowning, it probably just used the method it knows best so it’s prey wouldn’t escape.
@pablohablo3256 8 жыл бұрын
Remarkable how he works his way, little by little, from gripping a hind leg in his beak, around the belly, to a foreleg, and eventually he has it by the neck. Rats are good at wriggling free and have a good bite, too- quite a feat. It was pretty well strangled at the end, had to go in head-first so the lay of its fur didn't impede progress down the gullet. A lot going on- thanks for the video.
@bencarter1666 5 жыл бұрын
Well spotted, a very careful patient predator indeed
@GoldenGrenadier 5 жыл бұрын
Ben Carter lol I can't even be bothered to wait until my food cools down to eat it.
@deleteexistence6175 5 жыл бұрын
@@GoldenGrenadier just keep it moving in your mouth, I do that with soup everytime.
@tiffanybatcheller-harris522 5 жыл бұрын
I was curious if the heron would hold the rat underwater until it drowned. Would’ve been quicker and easier. XD
@haseo8244 5 жыл бұрын
Clearly had a ton of experiences.
@videowatcher4006 8 жыл бұрын
Another rat bites the dust, and another rat gone, another rat gone, another rat bites the dust! All jokes aside, great piece of filming and thanks for sharing it.
@AKSBSU 5 жыл бұрын
Practically every predator, from the tiny least weasel to a crocodile, eats rats, yet rats are still everywhere.
@TSPH1992 5 жыл бұрын
Quality content
@floa3355 3 жыл бұрын
@thebuddha4208 5 жыл бұрын
I’ve been watching Discovery Channel and animal planet my whole life pretty much I’ve never seen footage like this incredible 😱😱😱🤯
@Samuelfish2k 5 жыл бұрын
Nicholas Pilto That’s because Discovery Channel is PC, toned down for millennials & pussies.
@danielsaputra5608 5 жыл бұрын
Nicolas pito Why you ask? Its because they keep repeating same progams each fucking weeks. Even months....
@Samuelfish2k 5 жыл бұрын
Nicholas Pito😂
@lotsofhairbutnomoney3705 5 жыл бұрын
@piedramultiaristas8573 4 жыл бұрын
@@Samuelfish2k Probably yes.
@ziggyschumann5284 3 жыл бұрын
I never knew herons were so badass, eating their prey while its alive and kicking.
@jenersharma 7 жыл бұрын
This Heron is very hygienic. Cleans his food before eating.
@marka6187 6 жыл бұрын
Jener Sharma that's not why he does this
@franniebanani6532 5 жыл бұрын
Dipping sauce
@hunterjenkins11 5 жыл бұрын
PRO/NRA Trump2020 most bland dipping sauce flavor ever...
@leebrown1779 5 жыл бұрын
Hunter Jenkins According yo who? You have no concept of the bird's taste.
@bencarter1666 5 жыл бұрын
They all seem to do it. I think it is to saturate the fur so it slides down easier. They seem to take time and prepare for swallowing
@mixey01 8 жыл бұрын
The Heron is like a T-Rex with wings
@Aviator_Walker 4 жыл бұрын
I was thinking more velociraptor
@user-rm5ki1lv9q 3 жыл бұрын
How about Archaeopteryx? (with his own wings).
@uppercut2246 3 жыл бұрын
Only Dinosaurs never existed! Sorry, but I wasn't the one that lied to you. There has never been a change in kind.
@iamleoooo 3 жыл бұрын
@@uppercut2246 yes they did
@darthtator3549 3 жыл бұрын
@@uppercut2246 only a religious idiot believes the lies that was told with no evidence
@dixondiaz8448 2 жыл бұрын
The bird sure gives the rat lots of time to think about all the mistakes he’s made.
@rosewaters2533 5 жыл бұрын
I think asian ancestors learnt to use chopsticks by watching the heron.
@kylekissack4633 5 жыл бұрын
Lol that's an interesting thought
@kylekissack4633 5 жыл бұрын
Could very well be true
@andrewwolflethecatfishmast790 5 жыл бұрын
Nope not true. I'm part Asian. I DON'T KNOW HOW TO USE CHOPSTICKS!!!!!!
@boommer3564 5 жыл бұрын
@@andrewwolflethecatfishmast790 are you an ancestor?
@andrewwolflethecatfishmast790 5 жыл бұрын
No. Growing up here with my family I never used chopsticks. My Dad is a American and my mom us Filipino. They met when my DAD was in the navy.
@MmmBepBoo 7 жыл бұрын
This is what it's like to get eaten by a dinosaur.
@AlexanderRodriguez-ni4kt 5 жыл бұрын
That's crazy I was thinking the same thing
@johnculver6994 5 жыл бұрын
Actually no. Theropods had teeth and you know that. Besides they have fossil evidence of teeth marks on dinosaur herbivores such as hadrosaurs. More like bite, rip, and swallow whole.
@henrydecker8989 5 жыл бұрын
They call them dragons before we killed them all off
@readmelancholystrumpetmaster 5 жыл бұрын
Or a heron!
@stevebri9161 5 жыл бұрын
Except dinosaurs have teeth
@webwillie1 7 жыл бұрын
Rat's like..."This ain't gonna be good".
@stevebri9161 5 жыл бұрын
bill martin haha
@timothytaggart3289 5 жыл бұрын
@lauranolan991 4 жыл бұрын
bill martin ya
@oldmanfromoc7684 3 жыл бұрын
When he smelled fish breath!
@k.i.i.3699 3 жыл бұрын
The heron’s grasp on the rat was very clear at the end of the video but at the beginning of the video it was hard to tell how it had such a solid grasp on the rat.
@carolynallisee2463 2 жыл бұрын
Since herons eat a lot of fish and amphibians, I wouldn't bee too surprised to learn there were tiny little serrations along the edges of its beak, both top and bottom, to act like teeth. And if those serrations are backwards pointing, once the heron had got a grip on the rat, there really was only one way that rat was going... down!
@patkaczmarek7362 2 жыл бұрын
God's perfect engineering at work. Awesome beyond our comprehension.
@unomenah Жыл бұрын
@@patkaczmarek7362 mashaallah
@rayso11 5 жыл бұрын
WOW, That footage is amazing.... 😉 😌 😌
@henrydecker8989 5 жыл бұрын
I love how it cleans its food
@user-gv3kk4ts9b 8 жыл бұрын
Brave little critter for hanging on until the end. That rodent's got more determination and courage than many humans. I admire it. Thanks for sharing this!
@buninparadise9476 Жыл бұрын
@DamazViccar 8 жыл бұрын
Wow, that's a horrifying way to die. The footage is great, though.
@desertmulehunter 5 жыл бұрын
@Lies Bus chill out, why you so angry?
@ytyt3922 5 жыл бұрын
Lies Bus clearly by the time the rat was swallowed it was either dead or unconscious. If unconscious it will die quickly of asphyxiation within the bird’s gut. Maybe you need therapy.
@tony001212 5 жыл бұрын
@Lies Bus are you serious ? You've to be kidding, aren't you ? Mice are a worldwide plague, I virtually impossible of killing off, no matter how many of then you kill there will be always thousands more, birds however are endangered, why do mice exist if not for feeding others animals more importants....by the way the word " torture" is applicable only on humans, look for psychological help asap.
@rocksteady231 5 жыл бұрын
Lies Bus you've given me all the "data" I need to profile you boy. You may be able to hide from yourself, but you can't hide from me. I never said there was shame in empathy. However hiding behind narcissism and your weak-minded inability to acknowledge the reality of the planet on which you live is, in fact, shameful. Also, insulting others for your mental and physical shortcomings is sad and quite pathetic. "Civilization's" cracks open up and swallow idiots like you every day. I would feel bad for you, in particular, if you hadn't been so nasty and insulting to so many other people. Be as weak and scared as you want, but don't criticize others for your pathetic existence.
@yakeemgordon3187 5 жыл бұрын
Yt Yt bro the bullshit aside the lil fucker was still alive. Herons are known for swallowing things while they are still alive
@ZomBeeNature 5 жыл бұрын
😲 OH MY GOSH! Herons are tougher than I thought! And it only used just enough effort to disorient the rat and dunk it at the right time for the rat to die before it swallowed it! A master!
@carpaccio112tv2 2 жыл бұрын
Herrons are tough? The rat is literally 1/100 of the herrons size pogchamp
@AfroPoli 5 жыл бұрын
Absolutely fascinating how it uses speed, gravity and the resistance of water to its advantage.
@alan30189 8 жыл бұрын
Needs a beer to chase it down. LOL We need more herons in this world. 1:34 Waterboarding! LOL
@hardToSignUpHere 8 жыл бұрын
+alan30189 drain water would do this time :)
@laszlotibbe8479 2 жыл бұрын
@pacuttr1 9 жыл бұрын
Now that's a civic-minded heron, helping to clean up the city of vermin
@GodOfVictory501 6 жыл бұрын
Maybe the city council can train them to get rid of the junkies (Am I right, Dubliners?)
@jrodowens 5 жыл бұрын
Dublin have much of a heroin use problem? If so, I'm guessing its largely teen and 20+ year olds from around the country who live homeless downtown.. likely clustered around welfare 'hubs' like needle exchange sites? Like I say, that is just a guess but one based on personal observation of metros in the United States and Canada, specifically Portland, Seattle & Vancouver. Interestingly enough, in my hometown city in Texas (approx. 100k people) heroin was virtually unheard of until a few years ago. Cartels sensed a business opportunity with the restricting of opiod availability that began 7 or 8 years ago and filled the 'need' of the suburban opiate addicts here. I'm not sure to what degree it is happening these days, as addicts there do not have the visible presence they do in a large metro.
@jrodowens 5 жыл бұрын
btw, just assumed you meant heroin users by 'junkies' but its possible you were using the word in a more-encompassing manner, i.e. all drugs
@janebook294 5 жыл бұрын
@charles-antoinebruneau9272 5 жыл бұрын
@@jrodowens you're completely out of subject. Big facepalm...
@workaholicrohit 5 жыл бұрын
That background music of water flowing..just amazing 👏👏
@scottmccluremcclure3916 5 жыл бұрын
We were fishing once and we spooked one of these out of a tree and it took a dump on my Dad
@bodenhamling5728 2 жыл бұрын
@zzz11666 8 жыл бұрын
They need to leave a few herons in New York's subway to clean up the rat population.
@bencarter1666 5 жыл бұрын
They are notorious where I live for stealing carp and finding ways around pond netting. Beautiful animals in person
@lgbtqiarights 5 жыл бұрын
zr de then the herons would be the problem
@jamesvickers9476 4 жыл бұрын
NY rats are to big for them to swallow...
@notyou8716 4 жыл бұрын
I prefer the rats in New York to the people.
@cashouttbready6529 3 жыл бұрын
There Are some herons inside of parks in NYC we need some stoats
@More-Space-In-Ear 7 жыл бұрын
Fascinating footage. Thank you for sharing 👍🏼
@FollowThomas 3 жыл бұрын
Wow, he got it! These birds eat anything, it doesn't matter how big it is. Cool! 😎
@BlackMamba1985 5 жыл бұрын
She uses the river as a dipping souse lol
@jamesweekley1087 3 жыл бұрын
Maybe to drown the rat so that it's dead when it is swallowed.
@rolandfrancis7066 3 жыл бұрын
@E. Nonce wet , the feathers or fur stick to the body of the prey thus making it easier to swallow.
@DanHarkless_Halloween_YTPs_etc 7 жыл бұрын
Holy cow! Dinosaurs: 1, Mammals: 0. You can really see the adaptive advantage of that beak over a fleshy jaw given how the heron eats -- the rat can scratch and gnaw at it all it wants, but it's not going to do any good. I don't feel sorry for rats too often, but that did not look like a fun ordeal. Not an easy operation to go from "caught" to "swallowed" with this big struggling morsel. Given the heron's behavior of dipping its prey in the water to presumably make it go down more easily (?), you'd sort of think some of them would have accidentally discovered that you can drown land prey for easy swallowing if you dunk them for longer, and passed it down via instinct or culture. Anyhow, nice going capturing this! Out of interest, what software are you using for camera deshaking? It's interesting how it slo-mos the clip when it takes effect, and how it clips the borders in one step, rather than doing a zoom. I'm currently going back through all my old videos and remastering them with Gunnar Thalin's Deshaker plugin for VirtualDub. It can achieve pretty amazing and seamless results, but it generally requires a lot of handholding for each different clip (and you have to be careful about color space conversions).
@jrodowens 5 жыл бұрын
It's not often that I read such an informed and interesting comment on YT. Your curiosity and level of knowledge (specifically, evolutionary biology) must be roughly comparable to mine* because I had much the same thought(s) while watching this video. I wouldn't be surprised if some heron (or heron population) somewhere hasn't figured out the drowning tactic and put it to regular use. Based on what I've seen in the literature and media, tool-use and 'culture' among primates & cetaceans appears to stay localized within groups or geographic populations, even when a species is global or regionally widespread. Makes me wonder to what degree diffusion of culture is restricted among intelligent species, and if complex language - or something else - is the adaptation that changes the paradigm for human, so to speak. As for that beak.. I winced everytime the rat bit it and kept wondering how long it would take for a rat that size to gnaw through at least some outer portion (the keratin layer?) and do some real damage to the heron. I never noticed any indication that the bird had sustained any injury or the rat had struck any vascularized-tissue. Amazing how tough keratin is... *likely a degree of magnitude greater than mine, if I'm being honest..
@noctusowl 3 жыл бұрын
Sorry, 3 years later, but I believe some herons do drown prey. But this is their normal behaviour. They already do much by changing the menu since their natural prey are fish and amphibian. But that means they do not expect prey to drawn, like crocodiles do.
@enjoythemoment8973 5 жыл бұрын
Life's struggles are for real, remember this when you think you are having a bad day
@Afro408 Жыл бұрын
I just love watching herons hunting and I especially liked watching our Nankeen night Herrons, in the evening standing statue still at the edge of the water and then the lightning fast strike on the quarry. The fact that they will eat anything that moves makes them extremely successful in any habitat. One thing I find strange, is the fact that they don’t seem to try and drown the wriggling prey and therefore make it easier to handle. Maybe they like the feeling of the animal kicking all the way down! 🤣👍👏👏
@velvety2528 Жыл бұрын
I love the way herons keep their head perfectly still before lunging like a spear
@VirtualMark2 9 жыл бұрын
Wow, amazing footage. That rat really struggled, but it didn't stand a chance.
@Chickenworm9394 9 жыл бұрын
The rat would never give in without a fight
@momthegreatest 9 жыл бұрын
Excellent..very rare video..how cunning the HERON IS...
@jaysin197800 3 жыл бұрын
6:47 me thinking in a mobster accent “Is he just toying with this rat bastard?” 🤣😂
@idavo 5 жыл бұрын
Amazing footage - thought I was watching Countryfile for a second - I was mesmerized watching this. Nothing but thanks for sharing this.
@Noactualdirection 7 жыл бұрын
Quite simply, wow. What a brilliant capture.
@DrCalviny 9 жыл бұрын
@InstagramAWrestlingHistorian 9 жыл бұрын
#Done X D
@propjam2 8 жыл бұрын
+DrCalviny Genius!
@amaroq69 5 жыл бұрын
Calviny was waitin’ for Leo, Mike, Don & Ralph to come to the rescue...😐😑😏
@guyfriedman295 5 жыл бұрын
Lol there is a reply for every year here (until my comment ruined it)
@piedramultiaristas8573 4 жыл бұрын
Ninja turtles doesnt exist poor master.
@Robotdad474 3 жыл бұрын
I remember seeing a comment on one of these heron years ago saying something along the lines of ‘the river is his dipping sauce’ and it’s stuck with me ever since 😂
@paxmule 5 жыл бұрын
Great catch bird! Great video Paul! Thank you for sharing
@Khamomil 8 жыл бұрын
RIP ratty rat! He fought bravely to the very end.
@Aliandrin 8 жыл бұрын
She. And I do believe she was lactating.
@blackred1032 7 жыл бұрын
+Aliandrin what's that mean?
@evanmccarvill7020 7 жыл бұрын
It means she was a mommy rat. And that Heron just made some orphans.
@blackred1032 7 жыл бұрын
Evan McCarvill where does she have kids? What gonna happen to them what's she doing in a tree?
@sneepsnorp1404 7 жыл бұрын
I breed rats so i'm all like noooooooooooo but at the same time I know that heron had to eat.
@rusenrai7783 8 жыл бұрын
Moral of the story - before eating ur food wash it properly 😐
@gregpasq 5 жыл бұрын
It wasn't washing it. The bird does this for lubrication...
@shadowfoxhd6798 5 жыл бұрын
@@gregpasq r/whoosh
@Clandestine0814 4 жыл бұрын
Herons want it wet before eating lmao
@piedramultiaristas8573 4 жыл бұрын
Ninja turtles doesnt exist poor master.
@GuyWets-zy5yt 3 жыл бұрын
In this case, lube it, it will slipping much better !
@rememberingjazziedog1112 3 жыл бұрын
Never thought of a Heron eating rats before but im glad they do
@bradbyron3620 3 жыл бұрын
I've seen Heron and Egret eating fish before. They flip it around until the fins are facing up so they slide down easier. Amazing Birds
@sanghoonlee5171 5 жыл бұрын
Scenes like this remind me that birds are basically feathered reptiles.
@114wildfire 5 жыл бұрын
Sanghoon Lee Birds are birds, not reptiles.
@1977moonchild1 5 жыл бұрын
mike jones The birds closest living relative are crocodilians. They were once featherless and resembled two legged dinosaurs.
@114wildfire 5 жыл бұрын
quacka 1003 Well, that's what you were probably taught but it's not true.
@1977moonchild1 5 жыл бұрын
mike jones It's what I know. Birds are not just birds. All you have to do is look at the feet and legs of an eagle or any bird of prey to know that it's once belonged to the dinosaurs. Unless all these evolutionists and biologists like Attenborough and Hawkins are wrong! I've seen enough programs on wildlife to know I'm right.
@1977moonchild1 5 жыл бұрын
mike jones And if you think I'm wrong, where do you think birds came from and how did they evolve? Or do you think the earth is flat?!
@saulosilva2316 8 жыл бұрын
Sir, this is one beautiful capture you made.
@typingcat 5 жыл бұрын
Did you just assume the gender of the uploader?
@guavaburst 5 жыл бұрын
Rat: you're breaking my arm dude! Heron: it gets far worse than that...
@tuggerjb 5 жыл бұрын
What amazing footage. Talk about being in the right place at the right time.
@firstdondiego 5 жыл бұрын
That rat is not going to enjoy the rest of it's weekend, that's for sure.
@bikerboy3k 5 жыл бұрын
I was expecting the whole time for the heron to finish off the rat by impaling him with his beak.
@relaxingblog 2 жыл бұрын
Love to play this during my morning routine or before bed- and my cats are living their best life listening to it all day while I'm gone!
@joehuggard 5 жыл бұрын
great photography to stay the whole fight to the end. steady video. very educational and well done.
@zzzzz77771 8 жыл бұрын
What a fascinating video, good catch! Was it patience that got the shot, or luck?
@zzzzz77771 8 жыл бұрын
***** Great work!
@davidsimmons8740 8 жыл бұрын
what kind of question is that
@zzzzz77771 8 жыл бұрын
+David Simmons what kind of a comment is that.
@davidsimmons8740 8 жыл бұрын
+SoWhat83 well herons are very patient and very skilled. catching a rat one be one of its easier targets. it didnt get lucky,they do this everyday of their lives. just didn't know if you were serious or not.
@zzzzz77771 8 жыл бұрын
David Simmons Learn to read.
@SeverinoSE 10 жыл бұрын
And a pint of Guinness... err... stream water to wash it down!
@Hannah-tg8hw 3 жыл бұрын
The water keeps flowing like: Just minding my own business.
@WaynesAdventure 2 жыл бұрын
Heron is awesome and has one heck of a hunting style
@4exgold 9 жыл бұрын
funny how the rat in desperation tries nibbling on the beak. Also funny how people don't really mind a rat being drowned & throttled to death but if it's a cute wittle duckling, then that's baaaad, mmmkay?
9 жыл бұрын
That's because rats are awful dickhead.....
@pendekarlautbiru 9 жыл бұрын
Because by liberal tree hugging logic animals can be categorized as 'good' or 'bad' depending on how cute they are.
@thebogangamer1 9 жыл бұрын
pendekarlautbiru lol, that is true, but all animals are amazing, but some have to die to feed others.
@zimbabwe_twinnedwithanfield 6 жыл бұрын
RRR 855 lol
@anonymike8280 5 жыл бұрын
Visceral. Ducklings turn into duck. Not ducks. Duck. Interest that we find the cutest, the young of the animals we most like to eat. Or those of our brother mamalian predators.
@derwolfistda 3 жыл бұрын
At least it looks like the heron does not know, he could easily drown the rat in 2-3 minutes.
@samwh.9611 2 жыл бұрын
It's because he usually eats fish so he doesn't understand the concept of drowning!
@richiel17 3 жыл бұрын
Our distant ancestors versus dinosaurs.
@Streiht_Menace 3 жыл бұрын
The soothing sounds of a babbling brook
@buckwheat2599 9 жыл бұрын
Brilliant footage....
@josephfox9221 9 жыл бұрын
sad to see, but the world is built on a sea of blood
@californiabrotherhood8114 5 жыл бұрын
Joseph Fox im glad it’s killing the rat. Those animals carry diseases that can wipe humanity or destroys crops causing prices to go up.
@sunsinger7479 5 жыл бұрын
@@californiabrotherhood8114 I also reply to comments from 4 years ago
@carolynallisee2463 2 жыл бұрын
That's the way of life. Everything gets eaten by something else... even we do at the end.
@jaxxonbalboa3243 5 жыл бұрын
Rat is like "DON'T DUNK ME BRO!".
@brianthesnail3815 2 жыл бұрын
When I was a child I lived on a farm and we had a stream running through woodland. A Great Heron lived there and it used to terrify me. It would stand completely still for hours near the stream like an old man in a grey overcoat completely hidden and if we came across it by accident it would fly off with a great flapping of its enormous wings through the trees clattering the undergrowth and branches.
@brighton43 10 жыл бұрын
I like all wildlife but must admit I found it more acceptable seeing the heron eating the rat than I did the eels and ducklings on your other very good films. I would imagine the rat did a good bit of damage to the herons beak as he didn't stop chewing on it. It's some very good filming Paul thanks.
@Lalo6169 5 жыл бұрын
Love happy endings 🖤
@WildlifeUKNatureByGlenO 3 жыл бұрын
Great footage, nice work. 👍
@tomc6407 3 жыл бұрын
What a great piece of filming! Well done to the cameraman.
@jamillagreen7999 7 жыл бұрын
Great video, I love to see a rat or mouse getting done in. I hate them both!! Good Job Heron!!
@crimsonking6773 7 жыл бұрын
that large beak is such a hard counter to small rodents, i've thought it over and short of nawing its own arm or leg off that rat wasn't going to get away, larger prehistoric birds most have had a heyday during there prime.
@ZCasavant 5 жыл бұрын
Crimson King I enjoy your use of the term "hard counter" :)
@dreadfulspiller8766 3 жыл бұрын
The rats like" I don't care if I get eaten but i hate baths".
@alexdelux2254 5 жыл бұрын
That water is movin fast and the bird was willing to fall in it and possibly drown so he could eat. Awesome!
@sgsmozart 5 жыл бұрын
By just submerging the rat in the water for 30 seconds....the end would have been sooner.
@alberttopor6560 5 жыл бұрын
yea that is kind of why they are extinct
@HumbraHongryMHC 5 жыл бұрын
Duh Bird Brain
@HangHangTwee 5 жыл бұрын
Steven S rats can hold their breath for a Long time
@xLilPuddinTater 5 жыл бұрын
Yeah I'll make sure to run that by the heron and see what he thinks. I'll let you know what he says
@GoogleUser-yj1wy 5 жыл бұрын
No sh1t Einstein 😂
@wparo 8 жыл бұрын
no diet coke with that?
@user-qf6lv2ez5x 3 жыл бұрын
Seven up is better.
@user-qf6lv2ez5x 3 жыл бұрын
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@user-qf6lv2ez5x 3 жыл бұрын
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@floa3355 3 жыл бұрын
@rthelionheart 3 жыл бұрын
Nah nigga, a Corona is what's needed with it.
@hera7884 2 жыл бұрын
Rat: *struggles* Heron: are you hot? Have some water love
@coolermoves 4 жыл бұрын
Great video. Herons have a variety of prey I never New they ate . I wonder if this is a one time thing or they would eat other prey besides fish .
@StewieG3000 7 жыл бұрын
never been so captivated with so little action... HERONS are masters of torture...fascinating.
@profd65 3 жыл бұрын
You're a psycopath.
@StewieG3000 3 жыл бұрын
@@profd65 😅No, i just hate rats.
@Vutsman1 3 жыл бұрын
The Rat almost got away. But like wrestling, one wrong move and dead.
@geronimo4511 3 жыл бұрын
Amazing! Looked like rat's neck and/or back was eventually broken from the rapid shaking allowing the heron to finish the job
@franceleeparis37 3 жыл бұрын
If that was a thinking rat, he would now be thinking ..’oh Sh*t... it’s a Heron, I’m done for... better say my prayers’...
@PlanetRockJesus 8 жыл бұрын
Herons are brutal predators. My favorite bird.
@wuddude1599 5 жыл бұрын
Not too intelligent though. It could have easily drown the rat in a minute or 2. Drowning it would have been faster, easier to eat and there would be zero chance of the rat ripping a hole in its stomach.
@watutman 5 жыл бұрын
I like pelicans. I've seen them float at a standstill on a breeze, looking down at the river.
@BlackMamba1985 5 жыл бұрын
The mice is getting smaller and smaller after each dipping into water
@imlivingyourlife7354 5 жыл бұрын
I thoroughly enjoyed that. Never hit pause once.
@jamaaldaynitelong8367 3 жыл бұрын
7:52-7:53 Heron- (Chug chug) "Ahhhhh.." 😂😂👍🏿💯
@2.1.4-bk7np 3 жыл бұрын
They would be well used in nyc where they have way to much rats 😂
@chriswesterfield2042 3 жыл бұрын
"The heron is not known as a bird of prey, but it is a predatory hunting bird." EXPLAIN THE DIFFERENCE.
@gshrdy5415 3 жыл бұрын
It means it doesn't get eaten by any other birds/animals mostly, it hunts and eats other animals, fish etc.,
@gshrdy5415 3 жыл бұрын
@Terry Melvin , he is asking about the difference between predator and prey, Heron is not known as prey.
@rosemaryortega9879 3 жыл бұрын
AMAZING footage!!! :-)
@toomuchtoo 5 жыл бұрын
Amazing how the heron’s intelligence works. At first he tried hitting the rat against the water to better bite it, then learns how the water alerted the rat and wouldn’t stop fighting for its life and eventually used that as a tool for him to get an idea of the rat’s vital energy.
@DarkVoidIII Жыл бұрын
Actually, herons dip their prey in water to make it easier to slide down the throat. A wet furry body is easier to swallow than a dry furry body. He was simply biding his time waiting for the rat's stamina to exhaust itself to the point where it could no longer harm the heron.
@matt8863 7 жыл бұрын
I'd be more pissed off by the Heron dunking me in the water whenever it felt like it, than scared to death of the thing trying to consume me alive.
@antonioalbul00 2 жыл бұрын
rats can swim so i guess it was a way to confuse him before killing it
@leevan2095 2 жыл бұрын
No I think it's more for lubrication. To make the meal go down easier.
@toddbennett7157 2 жыл бұрын
@alexduran5605 10 жыл бұрын
Not as bad as seeing the baby duckling get eaten for some reason lol.
@4exgold 6 жыл бұрын
i enjoyed both.....good entertainment all round
@josephgallegos7208 4 жыл бұрын
🦆 are beautiful
@billr6983 3 жыл бұрын
Stunning footage. Great work getting this.
@Wildirishswan 3 жыл бұрын
Glad you enjoyed it
@PFResearch 5 жыл бұрын
This is man's real best friend.
@081908009999 7 жыл бұрын
youtube search term is: "NATURE IS METAL"
@PAULLONDEN 7 жыл бұрын
Rat had better gnawd its left front paw off,,,Seemed it gave up the ghost just before it got swallowed, otherwise it still could've done some serious damage to the heron's esophagus....Medieval Europe could've used a few of these birds during her black plague crisis...
@68404 5 жыл бұрын
Wouldn't have stopped the fleas...
@dinezrk 3 жыл бұрын
Amazing footage 👏🏽
@mikegan73 5 жыл бұрын
I see grey herons most of the time where I live but did not realize they catch and eat rodents, I taught it was only fish and perhaps insect and plant life. Educational video, thanks.
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