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    Friday, June 11, 2004

    Ain't Nature Grand?

    I had a bit of a Discovery Channel/National Geographic moment the other day on the mulcher. I was chugging merrily down the paddock, turning barley into mulch when out of the blue (literally) a wedge-tailed eagle swooped into the field about twenty metres in front of the tractor. I stopped and watched as the wedgie struggled to lift his(?) prey out of the sprayed-out barley into the stubble. When the raptor had dragged his lunch out of the way, I put the tractor into gear and started down the paddock again. When I drew level with him the eagle took off.
    I went over to have a look at what he'd caught and it was a cat. The cat wasn't dead; it's spine was broken and it was trying to drag itself away to safety. Not wanting to put any human scent on it, I left it to it's own devices. Eagles must be a suspicious species, because, after I'd completed three laps of the paddock the eagle still hadn't returned. In the end I went over to the feral beastie, which turned its head and stared into my eyes with an expression of absolute trust such as you rarely see in a wild animal, and broke its neck like a chook.

    3 Comments:

    Blogger jafa said...

    Cool story and lucky you mate. Wonder why the eagle didn't take the cat ? Must have broken its back on contact and then had to deal with hissing, scratching cat and thought not worth the trouble, I suppose.

    6/15/2004 08:56:00 pm  
    Blogger jafa said...

    I just posted a comment but it didn't appear. try this one

    6/15/2004 09:00:00 pm  
    Blogger jafa said...

    That's better. Also can't access your email...
    It appears you've had heaps of trouble with Blogger. Why don't you consider switching to Typepad for around US$8 per month - it really is userfriendly. I'm like you, a novice with blog systems and I found Typepad made life much easier. Whatever, don't give up mate, as you have some unique stories re life in the bush. What about some stories on the characters therein. Plus UNE life and its students...Cheers.

    6/15/2004 09:08:00 pm  

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