How Herons Eat Common Toads

The skin of a toad doesn’t taste nice. A heron will turn a toad inside out to eat its internals, and here’s the proof. Is this evidence of problem solving?

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A common toad skin turned inside out by a heron, to eat its internals.

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7 Responses to How Herons Eat Common Toads

  1. Sherry Felix says:

    I have never heard of such a thing. How is it done? I know a toad can almost turn itself inside out to discourage a foul meal.

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  2. Jet Eliot says:

    Fascinating!! I, too, have never heard of this Michael. But I love the photograph with the feet especially, and your explanation to Sherry was helpful.

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  3. tootlepedal says:

    An interesting shot.

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