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34. The Night Heron or Backpack Quack (untranslatable Dutch pun*) 1

Herons aren’t familiar for their refinement. Too often, I watched them fly the streets like a drunk, leaving a trail of nearly beheaded cyclists, due to a literally heavy meal. Or worse: they catch a fish, so big that –oops, silly detail- it just doesn’t fit through their throat. Oh well, some animals are simply […]

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Meerkikker Pelophylax ridibundus Pool frog marsh frog

12. It’s a Frogs Life 3

Frogs are programmed quite simplistically: as soon as there’s any potential danger: dive! Logical enough, but a bit sad for the photographer the happy party ends as soon as (s)he enters… The enthusiastic quacking abruptly dies and the ditch looks as if there have never been any frogs and never will be again. Good show, […]