Looks can be deceiving

kookaburra hunting feeding
A kookaburra holds a legless lizard in his beak before beating it on the asphalt of a suburban road in Cairns

Kookaburras are so cute we can often forget that they are skilled hunters and predators. This little guy was out the front of my house and I noticed he had something in his mouth. Not content to simply fly back to his perch in a nearby gum tree he first beat the hell out of it on the road to make sure it was dead.

Cute as a button unless you’re a snake or lizard passing nearby!

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