Snake Bird in the Sun

Anhingas or Snake birds are a primitive bird species that does not have any oil on their feathers. When they dive after a fish, they get soaked to the skin. Once they are wet, they swim around fishing with just their head showing out of the water, so they do look like a snake. When they want to fly again, they have to get out of the water and stand with their wings spread in the sun to dry them. Wakulla Springs in the panhandle of Florida is a great place to observe Anhingas going about their business.


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