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Nature's Greatest Tricksters

By Becky Ferreira Jan 21, 2014

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The Green Heron

Green Herons are among the world's only tool-users, and they own it like the bird bosses they are. Like fly fisherman, they hunt by tossing insects into the water and watching for gullible fish to surface, thanking their lucky stars that some idiot dropped food everywhere. That's when the heron strikes, and the fish realizes there's no such thing as a free lunch. Well, unless you're a Green Heron, that is.

Tags: animals, slideshows, nature, tricks, geeky things, insects

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Becky Ferreira

Becky Ferreira is a writer, performer, and raptor based in New York.

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