Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

A Hard Snake to Kill

Back in the fall of 2010, I caught this action between a snake and it’s predator, the Great Blue Heron.  The video is actually the first one I had taken with my Canon 7D so it won’t win any awards. 🙂  I was not set up to hold the camera still and the bird was quite far away.  I believe I was using a 400mm lens and a 1.4TC.  Video quality was also reduced when I converted the file to avi to reduce the file size.

Despite these ‘issues’, the action is quite amazing, especially after the 1:15 mark–so skip to this point if you want.  Watch closely to see what the snake does to not become lunch. 

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