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Day 37: Gladiator of the Greens

Green things are reliably delicious.

Of course, typically, the more delicious the prey is, the harder it is to bring it down.

This means only the wiliest of hunters get to enjoy the tastiest dishes.

Luckily, there are certain strategies to help ensure victory in the hunt.

The few predators who thoroughly master these time-honored strategies are known by the honorific “Gladiator of the Greens.”

The Gladiator surveys the herd. His goal? To select and bring down the choicest green thing for his lunch.
The master Gladiator surveys the herd. His goal? To select and bring down the choicest green thing for his lunch.
Having selected a victim, he secures it in place with his powerful talons.
Having selected a victim, he secures it in place with his powerful talons.
The Gladiator neatly nips the prey's jugular with his savage hooked beak.
The Gladiator neatly nips the prey’s jugular with his savage hooked beak.
He then pauses briefly to permit his large featherless press secretary to take a still shot of him "with downed prey."
He then pauses briefly to permit his large featherless press secretary to take a still shot of him “with downed prey.”
Now the Gladiator proceeds to do a more thorough taste profiling - this helps him decide whether to bring down more prey of this species in the future.
Now the Gladiator proceeds to do a more thorough taste profiling – this helps him decide whether to bring down more prey of this particular species in the future.
He pauses for a moment to process the culinary data he has compiled.
He pauses for a moment to process the culinary data he has compiled.
He permits his featherless press secretary to take one final shot of "prey consumption" - as a gift to newer predators learning Gladiator skills.
The master Gladiator then permits his featherless press secretary to take one final action shot of “prey consumption” – as a gift to newer predators still learning their Gladiator skills.

Author: Shannon Cutts
Co-Author: Pearl Cutts

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