Snake claims nope when chicken attempts to take in it at Brazos Bend Point out Park

BRAZOS BEND Condition PARK, Texas – The early hen receives the worm — or in this case, the snake.

Elise Kitchens, a hobbyist photographer, bought an remarkable shot of an American bittern eating a mud snake about the weekend and the picture is drawing some notice on social media.

Kitchens advised KSAT she was at Brazos Bend Point out Park on Saturday when she arrived on the chook having the snake.

“I was wrapping up a productive morning for photographs and stopped to shoot a turtle. Someone a couple yards down identified as out to get my consideration. The bittern had just grabbed the mud snake. I of class ran ideal in excess of,” explained Kitchens.

“The Snake was battling very difficult, but the bittern managed to get him down. Then he came again up,” Kitchens continued. “We could see the snake’s head popping out of the bittern’s mouth. That was wild plenty of, and the bittern swallowed him all over again.”

Turns out the snake was not finished battling and arrived again up once more and that’s when Kitchens bought the shot.


“When the snake stayed down, the several of us standing there looked at just about every other with ‘Did we genuinely just see that??’ faces. Crossed my fingers for in-aim pictures,” Kitchens stated.

American bitterns vs. snake at Brazos Bend State Park in March 2022. (Elise Kitchens)

The pics had been absolutely in concentrate, as it turns out. Kitchens despatched a copy of the nuts scene to Brazos Bend Condition Park and officers then posted the picture to social media.

The snake is believed to be a crimson-bellied mudsnake, but as it’s now been eaten by a hungry bittern, it’s just a most effective guess.

“Photographers all hope to have that One particular photo…we mentally image a thing beautiful, creative and ethereal. What is the shot every person likes? A snake impersonating an alien,” Kitchens quipped.

Bittern eating mud snake in March 2022 at Brazos Bend State Park. (Elise Kitchens)

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