It was all peace, love and harmony, until the parent arrived with food. Bart (on the right) was clearly the most aggressive chick, and Bobby (in the middle) looked like he had already been attacked from behind, probably by Bart. Billy looked very tentative, and it soon became clear why. As soon as he tried to get some breakfast, Bart pushed him out of the nest, much to my horror. I gasped and looked up from the camera to see Billy clawing his way back to safety from our swamp with the 10' gator. As he tried to get back in the nest Bart continued to jab at him, and even after he was back in the nest Billy kept shaking his head, but his eyes looked okay as far as I could tell. I'm surprised that Billy isn't a lot smaller. The parent seemed to be contemplating the situation, but not interfering. Mother Nature can be a tough woman.

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