WEIRD NEWS
05/19/2016 12:35 am ET

Don't Be Fooled By Its Looks. This Heron Is A Stone-Cold Fish Killer

This bird knows how to fish.

It's the largest member of the heron family, with a height of up to nearly 6 feet tall and a wingspan that can exceed 7 feet. 

The goliath heron is also graceful, beautiful... and deadly -- so when it's ready to eat, you best not be a fish swimming by.

Watch as this heron easily snags the kind of catfish that would make any noodler proud: 

After bringing it onto land and stabbing it a few times, the heron devoured the unlucky fish whole:

The quick snack was filmed recently at an inland lake located on the Pecanwood Estate in South Africa.

(h/t Digg)

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