Heartbreaking moment Skimmer bird feeds her tiny chick a cigarette butt on Florida beach

Enough to suffocate! Heartbreaking moment Skimmer bird feeds her tiny chick a cigarette butt on Florida beach

  • Karen Mason, an enthusiastic environmental expert, took a series of shocking photos during a Florida vacation
  • The images capture the moment a black skimmer feeds his chick a cigarette butt, thinking it is food
  • The younger bird then walks away with the butt still in his mouth and it is unknown if it eats it, Karen says
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A mother bird has been captured and feeds its chick with a cigarette butt on a Florida beach.

Karen Mason, an enthusiastic environmental expert, took the series of shocking photos during a vacation in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The black skimmer picks up a cigarette butt and thinks it's food before he hands it to his chick.

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The disturbing images show that the younger bird is running away with the flask still in its mouth.

The black skimmer picks up a cigarette butt and thinks it is food, before handing it over to his chick, then trying to swallow it

The black skimmer picks up a cigarette butt and thinks it is food, before handing it over to his chick, then trying to swallow it

It is not known if the bird actually ate it, but Karen says it could have killed the little Skimmer.

Karen, from Largo, Florida said: & I don't know if the chick actually ate the ass. I hope not because it was able to kill it.

& # 39; These birds come together to nest on the beaches of Florida. There are no beaches in Florida that are not full of people, so they must try to exist alongside us and our waste.

The disturbing images show that the younger bird is running away with the flask still in its mouth as it runs along Florida beach

The disturbing images show that the younger bird is running away with the flask still in its mouth as it runs along Florida beach

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The disturbing images show that the younger bird is running away with the flask still in its mouth as it runs along Florida beach

It is not known if the bird actually ate it, but Karen says it could have killed the little Skimmer if it were

It is not known if the bird actually ate it, but Karen says it could have killed the little Skimmer if it were

It is not known if the bird actually ate it, but Karen says it could have killed the little Skimmer if it were

& # 39; These birds skim past the top of the water to get their food and the lower jaw is in the water.

& # 39; If it hits something, the top one comes down. They don't see what they catch.

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& # 39; I assume it got this in a shallow area along the beach and didn't know what it had. & # 39;

In a Facebook post, Karen wrote: & # 39; This little chick got a cigarette butt from her parents. It is time for us to clean up our beaches and no longer treat them like a giant ashtray. & # 39;

Skimmer & # 39; s come together to nest on the beaches of Florida. & # 39; There are no beaches in Florida that are not crowded with people, so they should try to co-exist with us and our waste & # 39 ;, Karen says.

Skimmer & # 39; s come together to nest on the beaches of Florida. & # 39; There are no beaches in Florida that are not crowded with people, so they should try to co-exist with us and our waste & # 39 ;, Karen says.

Skimmer & # 39; s come together to nest on the beaches of Florida. & # 39; There are no beaches in Florida that are not crowded with people, so they should try to co-exist with us and our waste & # 39 ;, Karen says.

And those comments were deeply saddened when they looked at the pictures showing the devastating influence of people on nature.

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One Facebook user wrote: & # 39; Absolutely heartbreaking. & # 39;

While, Sherry Brigham added: "Only sickens me … Plzz put your butts in the trash or put them in your backpack if you don't see a can."

& # 39; I smoke but I never throw them on the ground … only disgustingly think of our nature. & # 39;

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