Tonight the kids learned about predatory animals and their prey. We had a den of baby rabbits in the front yard. I made sure that I didn’t mow too closely to the den to that they wouldn’t jump up into the blades, and to help preserve a bit of their cover. It apparently wasn’t enough. A crow found them and managed to tear apart 3 of the 4.
So a lesson was learned tonight. Nature isn’t as warm and fuzzy as the zoo would lead you to believe. In spite of it’s stunning beauty, nature can, and will, kill you if given half a chance. I think my daughter is starting to understand this concept. She later asked me, are human’s predators or prey. Sadly I had to respond… a little of both.