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More than a mouthful is what this Western Gull didn't exactly bargain for but when you're fishing for a meal this octopus looked like a bounty. As we were on the California coast photographing sea otters and sea birds this gull caught our attention after brought back to shore a small Pacifc octopus and spent the next 10 minutes lining it up for a quick gulp and swallow. Our conclusion...persistance and determination pays.
Barbara Magnuson & Larry Kimball
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