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Blackbird pecks slow worm (1 Viewer)


Skype username wickham43 (I have video)
I watched a cock blackbird find a slow worm in the grass and peck it.

The slow worm was a small one, about six inches long and a bit broader than a very fat worm. The slow worm jumped, wriggled and made a dash for a hedge. The blackbird managed to peck it several times and went under the hedge after it but lost it.

I don't think the blackbird had any chance of pecking it into little bits, so why did it try? Do blackbirds ever succeed with slow worms or snakes?
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