It’s one thing to catch a fish that almost as big as you. Quite another to swallow it whole:
This beautiful Goliath Heron is captured by wildlife enthusiast and Pecanwood Estate resident Glenda Maguire. The hungry bird catches a large catfish and proceeds to swallow it whole.
Feeds mostly on large fish but also reptiles, frogs and small mammals. Once prey is spotted, it lunges with bill open and stabs the fish. It usually requires 2 to 3 large meals per day.
This footage was captured at an inlake dam called Waterlily Lake. It is one of several lakes on a residential and golf estate, called Pecanwood Estate, located at Hartbeespoort Dam, North West Province, South Africa. The property where Waterlily Lake is located is owned by Country Heights Holdings BHD.