We spotted this Great Blue Heron eating a Bullfrog while birding at Wallace Marine Park in West Salem yesterday. Bullfrogs are tagged as an invasive species. Here is a quote from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
“Impact: Devour native turtles and frogs, adversely
affecting native populations; transmit disease to native species; aggressively
compete for food and habitat; out produce reproductively, overwhelming native
So, --- I
applaud Mr. Great Blue Heron for his volunteer efforts to remove invasive
species from our waterways.