This is a blog about nature in all her glory. The folklore and general ideas about what messages nature bring to people.
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Animal Relationships: Predator and Prey
Among the animal relationships, the one that bothers people is
predator and prey. In understanding that all animals must eat to
survive, people can accept the dynamic between predators and their prey.
One aspect of this relationship is that they keep each other in check.
For example, prairie dogs would breed uncontrollably unless black-footed
ferrets hunted them. Crudely speaking, the number of prairie dogs
determine the number of ferrets. The predator and prey relationship is
the “ying and yang” of nature.