Written by: Jim Knox Curator of Education at Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Would you believe me if I told you there is a pretty little songbird–an occasional visitor to Connecticut–which preys upon snakes (more than twice its size) and fellow songbirds alike? I know…it sounds like a bad sci-fi movie. As outlandish as it may sound, it’s absolutely true. This animal causes us to rethink everything we thought we knew about wild creatures. Overlooked due its small size, and similar in appearance to a common native species, it is simultaneously baffling and amazing.
Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is dedicated to acquainting a diverse public to the delicate balance that exists between living things and their environment. Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo is a 501(c)(3) not for profit owned and operated by the Connecticut Zoological Society.