It’s easy to tell when a Night Heron is locked in on brunch. They start to move very slowly and lean forward in a very deliberate and tactical approach. Sometimes if you look out ahead of them you can see what they’re after. A crayfish may be situated among some surface algae. Often they seem to be pretty unaware that they’re being stalked. Once the heron get’s close enough, with one final lunge they’ll usually try to grab the critter near the middle of the body. This helps avoid their defensive pinchers and makes for a tasty, pain free, treat.