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The large featherless beings may be, well, large, but they tend to be rather slow on the uptake.
For example, let’s say your large featherless waitress begins snacking on a desirable item. But then she gets distracted (as usual) and leaves her snack totally unattended.
The smell then wafts over in the direction of the feathered flock member, aka the “alpha,” whose keen olfactory senses send up an instant alert.
The alpha heads right on over and begins to dine heartily.
This is the point when the large featherless flock member will typically return and express surprise – perhaps even shock – at the takeover.
Here, it does no good to invoke the law of “finder’s keepers” or even the flock relations rule “what’s yours is mine.”
The only thing that will soothe ruffled (um) feathers at this point is….of course….cuteness!