PUBLISHED: 10:45, 8 July 2015 | UPDATED: 11:47, 8 July 2015
There are times in life when you're so hungry you could eat anything that's put in front of you.
And as a juicy bat flew into range, that's just what this bird must have thought also.
Unfortunately, on this occasion, the predator literally bit off more than it could chew – or swallow, to be precise.
These stunning photographs capture the moment the European bee-eater – which, as the name suggests, normally feed on insects – tried to take on prey almost a third of its own size.