As promised, here’s the conclusion of the Gaffer Gander vs. Otis the Great Blue Heron Turf War, showing what happens when Gaffer catches up to Otis…
If I read these two frames correctly, when Gaffer actually sees whom he’s chasing, he has second thoughts about a confrontation…
And below, you’ll see an angry Otis chasing Gaffer! Our featured photo above shows the two macho males wingtip-to-wingtip, and below you can see the rather comical reversal.
Nobody’s hurt and Otis continues to fish on the Salt Marsh surrounding the docks.
NOTE: After sunset, we spied Gaffer and Gretel Goose tending a clutch of fluffy new Goslings, in a farmyard adjoining the Salt Marsh. So this is what made Gaffer so combative! I’ll furnish a photo if I see them in daylight with camera handy.
I very much doubt that Otis will come anywhere near Gaffer’s happy family.