It's the largest member of the heron family, with a height of up to nearly 6 feet tall and a wingspan that can exceed 7 feet.
The goliath heron is also graceful, beautiful... and deadly -- so when it's ready to eat, you best not be a fish swimming by.
Watch as this heron easily snags the kind of catfish that would make any noodler proud:
After bringing it onto land and stabbing it a few times, the heron devoured the unlucky fish whole:
The quick snack was filmed recently at an inland lake located on the Pecanwood Estate in South Africa.