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Limpkin Feeding Chicks

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Adult Limpkin transferring an apple snail to it's downy chick with beak opren (SandraCalderbank, sandra calderbank)Limpkin adult feeding apple snaill to it's downy chick, snail is in chick's mouth (SandraCalderbank, sandra calderbank)

I had the privilege of coming upon a pair of adult Limpkins feeding their six downy chicks by the edge of the water in Viera Wetlands. It was such a gift to be part of this wonderful activity. The adults would catch the Apple Snails, then crack the shells and feed just the meat of the snail to their baby chicks. What a treat!