Hungry Heron Could Face Murder Charge… Readies Defense

From Disney’s Finding Nemo,

Sorry if I ever took a snap at you. Fish gotta swim,
birds gotta eat. — Nigel the Pelican

Well, the heron (near top of the food chain, baby!) pictured in the following piece, “Pictured:  The moment a mother loses a desperate battle to save her duckling from the jaws of a heron”, had no such apologies for the duckling or mama duck.

Here is the final frame from the sad, albeit natural, story:  a heron just being a heron, or homicidal maniac?

I wonder if people who like to pretend that humans are no different from animals, you know the “[a duck] is a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy” crowd, will put pressure on local authorities to press murder charges on this heron for the dastardly deed?

I know what the heron’s defense will be:  Couldn’t help it, my DNA made me do it