A Conversation for Hawk-Eye

Your mice look delicious,but I just ate

Post 1

paulh. Trump's behavior is unpresidented

On the other hand, I could find room for a *few* mice.


Your mice look delicious,but I just ate

Post 2

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

smiley - rofl


Your mice look delicious,but I just ate

Post 3

paulh. Trump's behavior is unpresidented

I would happily send him all the mice I have.


Your mice look delicious,but I just ate

Post 4

Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

OK! So I'm a Sparrow hawk! BUT I've already told you smiley - grr MY name isn't Jack! And I'm NOT a smiley - pirate


Your mice look delicious,but I just ate

Post 5

Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

Ok! So I'm not a Cindy Crawford look-a-like, but! I still look good eh!


Your mice look delicious,but I just ate

Post 6

paulh. Trump's behavior is unpresidented

It depends on who's doing the looking, prof. Another sparrow hawk might agree, but Cindy Crawford (if she even cared) might not think the hawk was especially attractive.


Your mice look delicious,but I just ate

Post 7

SashaQ - happysad

I hope Cindy Crawford would have some appreciation of the beauty of nature - the hawk does look very good indeed, with smooth feathers and a sharp air about it smiley - biggrin

Excellent photo smiley - magic


Your mice look delicious,but I just ate

Post 8

paulh. Trump's behavior is unpresidented

Cindy is beautiful "as nature intended".
https//www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2553512/Cindy-Crawford-looks-beautiful-without-makeup-goes-morning-stroll-Malibu-countryside.html

And she sometimes wears Gold Hawk clothing


Your mice look delicious,but I just ate

Post 9

Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

smiley - winkeyeMother nature only created "ugliness" in some species, so the good looking ones had a comparison to go bysmiley - smileysmiley - biggrin


Your mice look delicious,but I just ate

Post 10

paulh. Trump's behavior is unpresidented

Ugliness might have defensive value. Take thorn bushes, or trees with thorns. The branches get all twisty and thorny. But maybe this is to convince the local rabbits and deer that they should not eat the tender leaves. Or maybe the tree/bush gets some benefit from having smaller animals take shelter there from predators


Your mice look delicious,but I just ate

Post 11

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

Sure they do - the animals provide fertiliser, and help spread seeds by moving around. To a plant, an animal is just a mobile device for spreading seeds. smiley - winkeye Sort of the way cats regard humans as can-opening appliances.

In addition to ugliness, which I suppose is in the eye of the beholder, looking poisonous is a really good way for plants or animals to deflect the unwanted attentions of predators. There are butterflies that only *look* like the ones that give birds a bellyache. Also, corn snakes or king snakes, anyone? They can look poisonous, but aren't.


Your mice look delicious,but I just ate

Post 12

paulh. Trump's behavior is unpresidented

The animals provide fertilizer? That reminds me that the pesky rabbits that nibble ion the leaves of my coneflowers in the Summer also leave their droppings on my phlox in the Winter.

Yes, fertilizer could be a key benefit. Thorny olive bushes resist any attempts to keep them pruned, but the birds go wild over their red berries in the Winter. Anything small enough to shelter near their base would be well-protected.


Your mice look delicious,but I just ate

Post 13

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

Symbiosis in the biosphere. smiley - smiley


Your mice look delicious,but I just ate

Post 14

Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

Mother Nature created a balance between prey and predator and its worked for millions of years smiley - smiley
WE! (humans) howeversmiley - sadface"since" our existence, no matter the "lessons learnt" STILL screw it upsmiley - sadface


Your mice look delicious,but I just ate

Post 15

paulh. Trump's behavior is unpresidented

The thorny olive bush we have might be thorny olive after all, as that is a Southern plant that cab barely survive in Zone 6, where we live. Russian olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia) is mujch more cold-hardy, surviving in Zone 3 (Northern Canada). On the other hand, there's a silvery sheen to Russian olive's leaves that is not as pronounced with ours, plus the Russian variety has longer leaves.

The leaves are the problem. Our olive has the wide-spreading branches, the thorny protuberances, and the colorful red berries that look delightful in the Fall and Winter. it's surely an olive of some sort, even if we can't narrow down which one it is. Two miles away, at the library where I used to work, the same species has been used as a hedge for many years, though though the people currently running the place have dug up all their landscape plants. They're crazy, but what can I do? smiley - shrug


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