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In a photo by Jose Garcia, a green snake wraps itself around the spear-like beak of a great heron, trying desperately to break free.
In addition to swans, visitors can expect to see geese, herons, egrets, raptors and shorebirds.
In August, artists working with the nonprofit The Arts of Kenmore unveiled at City Hall a 32-by 47-foot canvas mural that features a heron standing in profile against a stylized sunset.
Egrets and herons pluck meals from the shoreline and fly by on their way to nesting islands.
Oblivious to the mounting commotion, the brothers hoist the boxes of prawns to the market workers via a small crane that perches like a heron at the edge of the dock.
The heron was growing tired and about to drop below the surface of the water, so an officer put on a life vest, swam to the bird and cut away the net.
Viewers can spot swans, herons, egrets, sandhill cranes, muskrats, mink, deer, bald eagles, osprey and more.
The design depicts a group of sea animals — a seal, sea otter, pelican, great blue heron and an octopus — coming together and helping one another clean the ocean and a beach.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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