A duckling obviously doesn’t pose much of a threat to a heron, but to succeed in making the kill, the heron must overcome the considerable powers of the little guy’s cuteness. Those delicate features and soft hair granted it by nature to invoke weakness and empathy in potential predators. This heron, though? Heron ain’t care. In one swift move, the heron snatches the duckling in its beak, snaps its neck and gulps it down like the tiny morsel it is. Heron could mow down Huey, Dewey and Louie, no problem, and still have room for a couple fish then a few water beetles for dessert.
Kill Kill Kill: No Honor Among Birds