Day 325: The Great Millet Hunt

As recently as this last century, featherless hunters roamed the plains in search of tasty victuals.

They carried spears…..and later, shotguns.

This, of course, is because they did not have any other means of bringing down prey.

Without keen eyesight, powerful wings, or sharp talons of their own, the best they could do was to carry artificial weapons while trying to appear as threatening as possible (which they accomplished primarily by abstaining from bathing for weeks at a time).

Luckily, not every longstanding hunting tradition is quite so unglamorous.

For example, if you happen to be descended from the all-time greatest hunters (think pre-Ice Age and you’ll be on the right track) PLUS you have keen eyesight, powerful wings, AND sharp talons, hunting any prey is a breeze.

If the prey is easily intimidated and tends to freeze in fear when it spots you, even better.

Looks like the prey is already frozen in fear. Wings and talons - works every time!

Looks like this prey is already frozen in fear. Wings and talons – works every time!

Mmhmmm good. Crunchy too.

I’ll just shake it around to loosen the crunchy bits.

What, Mom? A photo with my kill? Sure!

What, Mom? A photo with my kill? Sure!

"Acting?" Sure - I can do some acting while I pose. I'll do "cuteness" - my fans love that one.

“Acting?” Sure – I can do some acting while I pose. I’ll do “cuteness” – my fans love that one.

Time to dine.

And now – my favorite part – time to dine.

What did you say, Mom? A toasted waffle later? I'd better save room!

What did you say, Mom? A toasted waffle later? I’d better save room!

Spared at the last second, the prey pauses a moment to gather courage before slinking away to lick its wounds.

Spared at the last second, the prey pauses a moment to gather courage before slinking away to lick its wounds.

Author: Shannon Cutts
Co-Author: Pearl Cutts

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