Monday, June 25, 2012

Ditch Friends

A fawn and its mother share the protection of one of Huron County's many drainage ditches. The great blue heron looked up from stalking its prey in the low water. Herons wade slowly and watch for creatures to eat. Then they quickly snatch a crayfish or a frog up into their big beaks.

Suddenly, all three sensed a human presence. The heron flew. The doe and fawn fled. The moment was gone.

Copyright 2012
Wanda Hayes Eichler

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