We humans like to think we understand the world, which shows just how ignorant we are. We especially miss the boat with animals. We think different species avoid each other and only interact when it’s time to do some killing. But that’s an accurate description of the Sunnis and the Shiites, not creatures of the wild.
Think about the reaction when someone posts a picture of a bird hitching a ride atop a hippo. Or when a tiger and a poodle become best pals at a rehabilitation center. We gaze in awe and disbelief at something that “just isn’t supposed to happen.”
I thought of this after reading an article about a truck full of live chickens that flipped on a rural road in Southern California. The chickens were being shipped in from a farm in Mexico (without papers, which technically makes them illegals). But border security isn’t our concern here.
Sometime after dark a deer ran onto the highway. The driver swerved and flipped the truck. Note the chosen time and location. This was no accident.
150 chickens got away. Most of the chickens didn’t, which probably caused the deer to have a Schindler’s List moment where he (she?) wondered if they could’ve done more. But the report I read kept referring to the incident as an “accident,” proving once again how little we really know.
The deer survived. And what does that suggest? Yup, that that the driver was in on it as well. He probably worked undercover for PETA.
I’m not fooled at all.