Critter Cam

Published 12:20 am Thursday, March 9, 2017

The great blue heron is a very proficient angler. Standing on shorelines intently watching for fish, they jab them with their spear-like bill and will grab smaller fish and crawfish.

This heron got a crappie on Lake Sam Rayburn. These birds will hang around marinas and brush piles frequented by fishermen and occasionally get those released fish that don’t make it down quite fast enough. (To submit photos to the Critter Cam project, e-mail them to Put “Critter Cam” in the subject line.)

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About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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