A week ago, Sherry and I were out by the fire when she said, “Do you hear that? Sounds like a bird is in trouble.” I couldn’t hear but I finally did see the Robin, it was screaming to beat all. Some black birds flew in, one at a time like the movie ‘The Birds’. Suddenly the Robin took off after one black bird and chased it away, but it kept screaming.
((from the net, shut up!))
I couldn’t see if another bird or squirrel was bothering her nest, she finally settled down.
I was reminded of a terrible video from Denali in Alaska. A mama Moose was trying desperately to protect her calf from two wolves. One would distract mama and the other would attack the calf. The wolves increased about one every two or three minutes until there was four or five of them. You could tell mama was getting tired, and the calf was suffering bites from the huge wolves.
Watching the movie I was getting mad, why didn’t the moviemaker shoot a wolf? Do something to protect the calf. Then I realized, this is nature. The fittest survive. Finally the calf was killed, mama still was trying to protect the carcass, but it was a losing battle. She walked off at a distance to rest, knowing her calf was being eaten by the wolves. She accepted the fate and moved on.
Watch it only if you want to. It is heart breaking.
Strange, I wouldn’t be sympathetic if the wolves were being attacked.
I thought of the times I have heard Paula talk about the dangers to their young calves by wild hogs and coyotes. Life is tough as a human, but even tougher for many animals in the wild.
I have seen an alligator grab a crane, and it scream a pitiful scream. It’s fellows would dive bomb and peck the gator but of course to no avail. You had to admire the ones trying to help. Many times it is hard to see nature take its course.
This was just on my mind, hope life is good to you and your day is great.
Some humans are wolves verbally, but I am glad they are few.
1958 Hardtop Packard
I never did see one of these, most Packards were the biggies with 4 drs. Seldom a hardtop do I remember.