Aw… a cute baby deer. And a majestic eagle, too!
Oh God, no! Look away! Look away!
It was a quiet early morning in her lakeside vacation home and Julie Smith happened to spot a fawn swimming in the water along the edge of her property.
“One of my favorite things to do is get up before dawn and watch the new day arrive,” Smith said. “So much interesting wildlife activity happens early in the day.”
The retired special education teacher said she began filming the moment because although deer sightings are common in the area, seeing a deer in the water is unusual.
“At first I thought it could be a Canada goose, but something was different,” Smith said. “Then I could tell. It was a fawn.” —USN
It did NOT go the way she had expected.
Before long, an eagle swooped down and started forcing the fawn’s head under the water.
Wings pumping, it drowned the little critter just a few feet from the shore.
Little Bambi didn’t stand a chance, the poor dear.
Smith left the fawn carcass untouched, and the eagle returned to it to feed for the next three days.
Predators such as eagles occasionally attempt to kill prey that might be too big for them, said Bill Volkert, a retired Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources naturalist and bird expert. —USN
At least Julie had the decency not to be angry at the bird for having been ‘mean’ for killing an ‘innocent’ deer.
Hollywood (and especially Disney) has changed the public perception of nature.
Julie had a good sense of what was going on and knew enough to let it alone.
This chick, on the other hand, tried to have a conversation (if whining at it can be called ‘conversation’) with a bear.
Yes, you read that right. See for yourself.
There’s a lot of confusion about nature.
Nothing that couldn’t be sorted out with this, though:
If a person looked to Scripture and paid particular attention to the passages within the Bible that address the topic of hunting, then they’d walk away thinking not only is hunting animals tolerated but it is endorsed by God. And that’s exactly what this little book is about: proving that God, from Genesis to Revelation, is extremely cool with hunters and hunting. I’ll go out on a biblical limb and claim right off the bat that you cannot show me, through the balance of the Bible, that the God of the Scripture is against the responsible killing and the grilling of the animals He created. ~Doug Giles
In his killer new book RISE, KILL & EAT: A Theology of Hunting From Genesis to Revelation Doug carries on with his courageous war against the lunatic fringe who dare recommend Bambi solutions to the annual production of edible wildlife. –Ted Nugent