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Day 233: Poaching Prey

By definition, a “poach” is a style of hunting that nabs prey meant for others, reallocating it to yourself.

Sometimes the prey might be held in reserve (to eat later) and sometimes another predator might be ingesting it mid-poach (this last being the more challenging type of poaching that only the most skilled poachers can pull off).

Here is rare and exciting frame-by-frame footage of a highly skilled mid-poach predator “doing his thing.”

Aha. I knew I heard crunching! But my large featherless assistant is so busy on that flat rectangular thing she doesn't even realize I'm here....and about to poach her prey.
Aha! I knew I heard crunching! But my large featherless assistant is so busy on that flat rectangular thing she doesn’t even realize I’m here….and about to expertly poach her prey.
I will demonstrate my skill by poaching the prey right in front of her.
I will demonstrate my skill by poaching the prey right in front of her.
I can tell some of the prey is trying to sneak away on its own....I'll need to put a stop to that.
I can tell some of the prey is trying to sneak away on its own….I’ll need to put a stop to that.
I'll just glare at the escapee to intimidate it.
I’ll just glare at the escapee to stop it in its tracks.

Author: Shannon Cutts
Co-Author: Pearl Cutts

 

2 thoughts on “Day 233: Poaching Prey

  1. Glad to read the post and discover it wasn’t about Pearl discovering yet another form of avian cannibalism–poached eggs. (The title had me worried for a sec!) Shew! I can rest easy now. Which I know is exactly what you intended when writing the post….:-)

    1. Haha! You just never know what a highly skilled poacher (with feathers) might ingest on any given day. I wouldn’t put poached eggs past him (since he already favors scrambled and “sunny side up”) 🙂

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