Baiting wildlife at the Singapore Botanic Gardens

It would appear that birdwatchers and bird photographers are not the only ones who indulge in baiting wildlife.

HeronL-fishing [RichardWhite] 1

At the Singapore Botanic Gardens a Little Heron (Butorides striatus) was recently caught red-handed indulging in such activities (screen grabs above and below).

HeronL-fishing [RichardWhite] 2

Apparently this was not the first time this heron was doing so.

HeronL-fishing [RichardWhite] 3

It was documented as early as March 2006 and it would have been going on all along.

HeronL-fishing [RichardWhite] 4

View the two video clips documented at the Singapore Botanic Gardens below:

Richard White
17th May 2016

This post is a cooperative effort between Birds, Insects N Creatures Of Asia and BESG to bring the study of birds and their behavior through photography and videography to a wider audience.

3 Responses

  1. Am

    Hahahaha!!! When I first saw the headline I was shocked; I thought, “What?! Now we’re getting poachers at Botanic Gardens?!” (Add to that, the picture of the “culprit” was censored!) What a sneaky and humorous article!

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