YouTube Video by stonecabinphotos – “A Great Blue Heron spears and swallows a huge carp at Bosque del Apache NWR on 29 Oct 2013. The process took 11 minutes.”
I have seen them do this, but never with a fish this large. Watched this Great Blue catch a catfish at Circle B Reserve, but it was small compared to the one above.
Great Blue Heron with Catfish at Circle B by Lee – cropped
I can’t think of a verse that says that “you shouldn’t bite off more than you can chew.” There are verses that the Lord promises food for all his creation:
“Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever. O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever.” (Psalms 136:25-26 KJV)
“Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry.” (Psalms 146:7a KJV)
“He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.” (Psalms 147:9 KJV)
And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.” (1 Timothy 6:8 KJV)
This last verse reminds the Great Blue Heron that his catch and his beautiful feathers should help him be content. Though, not sure that the Heron may have a sore throat and an upset stomach.
Bolding and italics in verse added for emphasis.
Almost unbelievable! It reminded me of how some folks strain to swallow evolutionary thinking — the theory is so awkward that it’s hard to swallow (in light of the mythological assumptions and how they clash with real-world facts), yet many try and try and try until they convince themselves that they are biochemical accident as that somehow can think, yet they attribute their thinking to an unobserved (i.e.,, imaginary) explosion gazillions of years ago, that somehow produced accident after lucky accident after impossible accident, to produce humans. Talk about straining to swallow a camel (while they same folks will strain out little factoid gnats when arguing about other topics.)! Meanwhile, look at how God has created and constructed the heron so that it can successfully ingest a huge fish, for its nourishment — another example of what it takes to be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth. Thanks, Lee!
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Great analogy of what evolutionist swallow as truth. Also, it is always nice to see how God provides for his creation, even though I am not so sure that that Heron pushed the envelope a bit.