Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A Thanksgiving Muse

The other day in the garden I watched a group of deer and turkey eating apples that had fallen from one of our trees.  My first thought was “Wow, I bet those would be delicious.”  And my second thought, after ruling out any resident turkey or deer being added to the menu, “Why do the deer and turkey always seem to be hanging out in the same area?”  It turns out there is a very logical, though unsubstantiated, reason for this.  Apparently the turkey have excellent eyesight and the deer have an incredible sense of smell - so together they can identify more predators than either one could individually.  This is interesting - but why do they let a chef walk right through, a cleaver length away?  Perhaps they just know they are off limits…

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