Limpkin photo by J. Dean

Lucky Limpkin Sighting

I watched him feed for ten minutes before shooting him

John Dean
SNAPSHOTS
Published in
2 min readJul 4, 2021

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No gun. My camera. The Limpkin is too beautiful a bird to harm. The day I spotted him peacefully feeding in a Florida marsh, he was almost too beautiful to photograph. I watched him for ten minutes as he delicately walked through the grass, looking for a breakfast of freshwater snails.

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John Dean
SNAPSHOTS

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