January 24, 2016

Living in Harmony

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             So...two ducks, an alligator and a great blue heron are all sitting around a cemetery…


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…and up walk two sandhill cranes.
No joke!
This actually happened at Sarasota National Cemetery yesterday.

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The heron was a bit skittish and flew a feet few away….apparently out of respect for the big cranes and to make room for them.   (The ducks and gator didn't move.  And, actually, seemed bored by the sudden activity.)

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  Then, something interesting happened:  they all stayed within a few yards of each other without any incidents….all living in harmony.

14 comments:

Nancy J said...

Is this/these the shot/s of a lifetime? Stay safe, in case the big storm comes your way.

Andy said...

I'd be nervous with the gator there.

We are: Clamco said...

I'm really glad you didn't witness anything gruesome. You never know with gators. They scare me. We've seen them in the Mobile Bay waters when we've had our dog on the beach and we get out of there quick.

cieldequimper said...

The effect of all that peace and quiet maybe?!

Michelle said...

Quite a combination! lol Makes you wonder why they can get along, but people cannot.

William Kendall said...

I understand that gators don't really need to eat that often. I wonder if the birds know when they're hungry.

Jens Hamn said...

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Bye J.Hamn

Lois said...

Quite an interesting combination there. Too bad people can't get along as well as these critters!

Brian King said...

LOL! It does sound like the beginning of a bad joke...I was just waiting for the "walk into a bar" line. :-) I'm guessing the avian crew sense the gator isn't interested in hunting.

Kay said...

Great scene...and wonderful narrative. I haven't seen many sandhill cranes so the closeup is a real treat. I can't imagine hanging out in that kind of proximity to a gator!

LOLfromPasa said...

Wow! All enjoying the sun, I expect.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

If only we humans could manage to live in harmony like this.. Very eclectic group there SRQ :)

Jens Hamn said...

a beautiful post! promoting tolerance with these images, we have so much to learn from our animal friends!

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