Day 299: Starter Prey

There is little in life more intimidating for a new predator than to watch the work of a pro.

It is so easy to get discouraged and think you will never be as good at bringing down prey.

But even the pros have to start somewhere.

In this short how-to post, a predatory pro demonstrates how the use of “starter prey” can teach beginning predators the ropes.

Here I am with my fresh-baked (and very docile) "starter prey."
Here I am with my fresh-baked (and very docile) “starter prey.”
Now the first step is to get right up close and stare at the prey.
Now the first step is to get right up close and stare at the prey.
The longer you stare, the more terrified the prey will become.
The longer you stare, the more terrified the prey will become.
If you feel like the prey is not quite terrified enough, you can open your sharp curved beak. This should be enough to cause it to faint.
If you feel like the prey is not quite terrified enough, you can open your sharp curved beak. This should be enough to cause it to faint.
Even if it doesn't faint right away, be sure to quickly strike anyway.
Even if it doesn’t faint right away, be sure to quickly strike anyway.
At this point, don't be surprised if paparazzi or poachers begin to appear. You will find staring balefully works just as well on them as it does on the prey.
At this point, don’t be surprised if paparazzi or poachers begin to appear. You will find staring balefully works just as well on them as it does on the prey.

Author: Shannon Cutts
Co-Author: Pearl Cutts

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