Hannibal the heron returns to Watford pond

Picture by @ReasonCoffeeShp

Picture by @ReasonCoffeeShp

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Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

Watford town centre’s resident heron has returned after a yearlong sabbatical while his home, the pond, was being revamped.

The bird, fondly dubbed Hannibal for his penchant of devouring the water feature’s fish, deserted his usual digs while the pond was being refurbished over the last year.

Work rebuilding the pond was completed in June and the fish were re-introduced shortly after.

The heron was spotted inspecting new home, which now includes a bridge, this morning.

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9:46am Wed 27 Aug 14

Hornets number 12 fan says...

He's probably wondering where his pond has gone? to be replace with a paddling pool!
He's probably wondering where his pond has gone? to be replace with a paddling pool! Hornets number 12 fan
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1:07pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Andrew1963 says...

It is hardly surprising a Heron has noticed the fish in the pond, they raid garden ponds all the time. No doubt it commutes regularly from the River Gade and GU Canal.
It is hardly surprising a Heron has noticed the fish in the pond, they raid garden ponds all the time. No doubt it commutes regularly from the River Gade and GU Canal. Andrew1963
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1:26pm Wed 27 Aug 14

itsafamilyclub!!! says...

That heron aint Hannibal!!!!

FACT
That heron aint Hannibal!!!! FACT itsafamilyclub!!!
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2:35pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Andrew1963 says...

The average life of a Heron is 5 years. most people would not know one individual bird from another without reading the label
The average life of a Heron is 5 years. most people would not know one individual bird from another without reading the label Andrew1963
  • Score: 4

5:18pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Keefer says...

It's too young and thin to be Hannibal.
It's too young and thin to be Hannibal. Keefer
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12:36pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Cuetip says...

Andrew1963 wrote:
It is hardly surprising a Heron has noticed the fish in the pond, they raid garden ponds all the time. No doubt it commutes regularly from the River Gade and GU Canal.
This is no angler as it reads more like the serial killer .
[quote][p][bold]Andrew1963[/bold] wrote: It is hardly surprising a Heron has noticed the fish in the pond, they raid garden ponds all the time. No doubt it commutes regularly from the River Gade and GU Canal.[/p][/quote]This is no angler as it reads more like the serial killer . Cuetip
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