For beings who routinely stalk and kill their prey in group settings, every new meal introduces some level of potential social risk.
As an example, let’s say you’ve been invited to dine at a neighboring flock’s home.
You arrive, view the spread, spy your chosen prey, and proceed to begin stalking.
Here, you are hoping for a best-case scenario – your prey dies quickly and politely, permitting you to continue to dine and chat without any awkward pauses.
Worst-case scenario, of course, is that your prey decides it isn’t in the mood to be digested that day and proceeds to put up a fight.
Author: Shannon Cutts
Co-Author: Pearl Cutts