LKN Blue Heron Report December 31, 2009

Discussion in 'NORTH CAROLINA LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by Mac-b, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. Mac-b

    Mac-b Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    One of my old striper bud's, Sam 'Rawhide' Newman, just called me on his cell phone and said he had a special guest on his boat. While striper fishing, a Blue Heron [​IMG] landed on the bow of his Lund, next to the trolling motor. So Sam got a bait and threw it up front to see what the Heron would do, of course it bent that long neck down and got the bait. So far, Sam says he has given it three no. 30 shiners. This is a rare occasion for a Blue Heron to get any where close to a human on fresh water. The Heron did not move while Sam was talking to me on the cell. :big_smile:
     
  2. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    Mac, ol' Rawhide may be on to something.

    I have always said that if someone would train one of those dang birds to find fish for people, well, it would be a lot more like catching than fishin!!
     

  3. katman#1

    katman#1 New Member

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  4. holliswood

    holliswood Well-Known Member

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    I'm glad to see someone being nice to the birds. I always enjoy feeding the ducks and the gulls some squid at the beach. Herons are beautiful creatures, IMO.
     
  5. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    VERY cool!

    Bill in SC