Bird caught on video eating an alligator

Published February 16 2017
Updated February 16 2017

Alligators eat birds all the time, but Facebook followers of the Florida Wildlife Commission seemed surprised to learn that it can go the other way around. The agency posted a video on Thursday showing a great blue heron chowing down on a small alligator in the Viera Wetlands near Melbourne.

They're not picky eaters. "Great blue herons eat nearly anything within striking distance, including fish, amphibians, reptiles, small mammals, insects and other birds," according to the FWC's post.

The video, which had was captured by photographer Scott Martin, according to the FWC.