A couple of days ago, we watched a robin in the middle of the road readying a caterpillar for its meal...not the caterpillar's meal... the ROBIN'S meal OF caterpillar. I have to get better at the English language. It's the only language I speak, so there are no other options or excuses. Maybe I should learn French. I might be better at it, who knows?
I wish I'd gotten a picture of this incident though. It was cute in a kind of cruel way... but it was just nature's food chain thing:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Intent on a caterpillar crossing the road
The robin ignores our car to do what he does
We wait a few feet away hoping no one comes
While he keeps a beady eye on the stretchy fuzz
- and we wait.
The robin sees nothing but his prey in his path
As he keenly keeps his focus pointed then - jab!
Curled caterpillar bounces and rolls like a ball
He plays with it like a cat with mouse until - stab!
- on the plate.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Cute image, huh? Okay, now for the short version:
Caterpillar crossin' -
Robin starts a'tossin'!
Caterpillar bounces -
Robin pecks and pounces!
Caterpillar's fate -
Robin's dinner plate!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~It's short and sweet...
"Like a caterpillar!" declares Robin...