Wilson’s Snipe are a long-billed shorebird that are expert invertebrate hunters. They bury their bills into the mud and soil looking for larvae and worms. Snipes nest on the ground using sedges or cattails as coverage. Females tend to the eggs and young, but when the offspring are ready to fledge, they are split up. The male takes the two oldest fledglings with him, and the mother takes the younger fledglings. To protect fledglings or eggs, parents may fake injury and appear vulnerable to draw a predator away from the nest.