I saw these critters on the banks of the Mighty Poudre River in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Nah. Just joshing you.
All these odd and beautiful creatures were observed in a Florida nature preserve.
The Great Blue Heron (not to be mixed up for the Great White Heron of South Florida) stands tall at four feet. It weighs in at a lean mean 4-5 pounds. Please don't get any ideas of replacing your 2015 Thanksgiving turkey with this dude. They croak when they talk, not even a gobble, gobble, gobble.
You will see Great Blue Herons in Colorado. They probably grow more down feathers to stay warm through the long winters. As a species, they are tough and adaptable. (Like humans).
Hope no one had any horror stories about Black Friday shopping out there.