An amateur wildlife photographer has captured the attempt of an eel to flee the bird that ate it alive from the inside.
The amazing moment on camera was filmed by Sam Davis, 58, from Maryland in the US. His pictures show the eel bursting out of the big blue heron ‘s stomach that had scooped it up.
“Initially, I thought the heron was bitten on the neck by a snake or eel.
“When I got home and edited the photos I could see it was an eel that was coming through his neck. I could see his eyes and he was still alive,” Mr Davis said.
“The wildlife refuge said they have never seen anything like that before. It is kind of a morbid photo.”