Shouldn't it be called a swallow? Cormorant nearly bites off more than it can chew as it devours a cod whole


Down in one: The bird arches its neck while the fish can only stare down its throat

This greedy cormorant must have forgotten how to have a light bite.
The bird snapped up this huge fish and gobbled the unlucky supper up in one gulp as it hunted for food in Skagen, Denmark's most northern city.
These spectacular photos were captured by Peter Dam, which shows the bird guzzling the fish in one go, while its feathered friends looked on enviously.

Don't forget to chew: The cormorant swallows a cod whole at the the port of Skagen, the northernmost town in Denmark

Catch of the day: The Cormorant is diving for treats and swallowed the large cod in seconds

The fish appears too large to fit down the slender throat of the bird, who perseveres with its catch of the day.
Its highly elastic throat allowed the cormorant to gobble the big fish down whole within seconds.
There are thought to be around 24,000 wintering cormorants in the UK.

The picturesque town of Skagen, Denmark, where the big bird landed its fish supper

Underwater birds, found along the English Coast, dine on eels, water snakes and whatever fish they can catch.
Cormorants can swallow creatures up to two-and-a-half feet long.
Records have shown that one bird was once found to have an 11-and-a-half-inch kitten in its stomach.

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