Heron: A sound with long legs, that goes stalking along and before you know it goes off, startling everybody around. (Heron is an onomatopoeic name for a long windpipe that makes a noise like an old tree breaking in two. It also imitates a stump and goes out stalking fish and frogs and mice.)
Asotin Creek, Washington
This heron’s ancestors fished for eels here, just 20 metres from the Snake River.