This ridiculously cute miscellaneous squirrel type thing is here as a warning. It is the adorable yin to nature’s brutal yang. On this trip, and particularly of late in the Middle East, we have seen what man is capable of, both in terms of cruelty and brutality. However, it can be easy to forget that it’s a dog eat dog world, and that natural selection only sucks when you’re at the bottom of the food chain.
This is your Warning Savage Nature Advisory. Should you not wish to see nature at it’s explicit and beautiful best then don’t continue on to the next picture.
Ah shucks I just had to put in another one, look how cute he his!
See you think he’s an adorable little bugger but he is just sitting back enjoying free tickets to the R18 Horror show.
And the show in Africa is almost always brutal.
No regret, no shame, just a killing machine.
Strangely intimate moment, the weak slips away so that the mighty can thrive.
Lion's kill Zebra’s because they are finger lickin good!
But surely he’s not going to do that!
Err he did it… got right up on in there.
Like I said Brutal.
Jen and I call this “Nom Noming”
“When the Lion kills, the Jackal profits” An Afghan Proverb
But not while the Lion is watching.
And sometimes Jackals pay for dinner… bigtime!
This is his kill.
When he has had enough Zebra rump steak.
He takes a 350 kilo doggy bag with him.
Lion’s Motto “Leave only footprints and scraps, take the rest with you”
Filthy Jackals, you could lose an eye to that tripe … TWANG!
Pondering a side of Jackal for his Zebra Steak.
Or is he looking for a zesty kiwi for dessert?
Key in the ignition … check… evil look in Lion’s eyes check… time to go check!
See you later King of the Jungle, that definitely counts as an interesting new experience!
Even with the cutest of nature’s animals, there’s always that one cheeky bastard who loves to ruin your beautifully symmetrical photo at the last second!