Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Circle of Life

ature is beautiful.  Nature is amazing.  Nature is cruel. 

I love the wildlife but I often don’t love their ways. 

Bon Bon Pond is home to an ever-increasing number of Bald Eagles who have developed quite a taste for muskrat.  While it’s thrilling to see the big birds around here it’s not as much fun to watch them hunt.  On Sunday a young raptor I hadn’t seen before decided to catch dinner and eat it right in front of my living room window.

Watching him consume the unfortunate little creature  was gruesome yet fascinating.  I was impressed that nothing—sans the tail and legs—went  to waste.  Nature—at its most efficient.

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