Friday, 22 May 2009

Magpie eating a slowworm

I was attracted to movement on the roof of our neighbours garage. I was a magpie, soon joined by a second. It turned out that the magpie was eating a slowworm. I don't know if it was dead when the magpie found it or if it caught it alive.
The magpies do forage in the back alley, where I suspect the slowworm the cats catch also come from. Has anyone heard of magpie eating live slowworms. Magpies are of course part scavenger, but they are also opportunists.

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