Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Pelicans in the Fast Food Line

There must have been several large schools of fish off the Florida Gulf Coast at the Delnor-Wiggins State Park this morning because there were several dozen brown pelicans getting breakfast there. I also saw two snowy egrets tiptoeing through the shallows seeking smaller fish and high above an osprey was on the lookout for her mate who had evidently promised her a prized morsel or two.

It occurred to me how much time animals and fowl spend each day just seeking nourishment. How far we have come from the need to put most of our energy into hunting, farming, fishing or milking cows.What a mistake that has been. Such healthy entertainment we have denied ourselves.

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