Thursday, November 15, 2012

16838--Predators Don't Whine

I realized that one of the things I really love about predators, as opposed to those cute things they eat, is their dedication to personal responsibility.  The food animals will reproduce as much as possible, even to the point of populating beyond the capacity of their environment to sustain.  Predators not only keep themselves to manageable numbers, but thin the herds of the cute critters, too.  It's the wolves that keep idiot deer from overbreeding themselves into starvation.

I appreciate the animal kingdom's evolutionary ability to develop stronger and faster members of the myriad species.  When it comes to adapting and surviving, though, I don't see a lot of sitting around and waiting.  Polar bears aren't joining with fanatics to complain about the vanishing arctic ice.  No, they make their way south and mate with grizzly bears, which is what they are, anyway.

Maybe they'll end up producing brown and white cubs like those black and white cows, but the important thing is that they're not going extinct.  Not only are polar bears not going extinct, but their adaptation into grolar bears proves that their toughness and badassery extends into taking their genetic and evolutionary destiny into their own paws.

I have to respect that.

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