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You Need To See What A Photographer Caught A Wild Heron Doing In The Water

If you thought a surfing bird could only exist in “60s rock music, you obviously never visited Kruger National Park in South Africa. Recently, a heron was spotted hanging across a body of water–which is pretty cool on its own. However, there”s so much more to this surfing safari. When you see what the heron is using for a surfboard, you will absolutely freak out.

(via Kruger Sightings)

As much as I wish this heron”s surfing habit was all about catching waves, there”s actually a survival aspect of it. The bird stands on top of the hippo”s head so it can better see the fish swimming in the water. That makes sense though–what kind of surfer doesn”t want some fish tacos after a day of riding the waves?