****WARNING: This UFD may be upsetting to some viewers. This is red, raw nature. Look, a bird’s gotta eat, and when you haven’t got hands, it gets messy. This is a prime example of why I laugh every time someone tells me we should emulate Nature.****
A Bear sent in this majestic bird feasting on a dead sea lion. He speculates it may be a Carniverous Sea Sparrow. Well, it’s brown… I’m putting my money on a mutant seagull, meself. I mean, some seagulls are brown, too, and it’s by the sea, so obviously seagull, right? Setting aside the fact it looks exactly like something in the raptor family and all.
Kidding aside, I find these birds fascinating. Since I was a kid, I’ve always wondered what their meals taste like to them. It looks completely disgusting to me, but what do I know? I haven’t lived that life. Have you ever speculated like that, looked at vultures and birds of prey and corvids and wondered what their preferences are and how they perceive the taste of the things they’re munching?
Have I sent you running for the bathroom instead? Sorry!
Scenes like this remind me why, while Nature is pretty nifty, I wouldn’t exactly want to model my life after it in all its particulars. I’ve become far too fond of cooked meals and not having to kill things with my teeth, I suppose.
Gracias, A Bear!
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