Predator and Prey: Love for the First Time

2“He was a killer, a thing that preyed, living on the things that lived, unaided, alone, by virtue of his own strength and prowess, surviving triumphantly in a hostile environment where only the strong survive.” Remember this line from the movie Call of the Wild? Well, it definitely captures what the relationship of a prey and predator is. It is something that is about survival of the fittest, where the predator would always win over the prey, and where the prey will serve as the nourishment for the predator to survive. What common predator and prey relationship that you know of? Lions and gazelles? Eagles and monkeys? Rabbits and wolves, or the domestic cat and mice? Well, these are just some of the most common participant in the predator and prey relationship.

But what if you see two animals, that fit to being a predator and prey, and they are going well with one another? Yes, say a dog is cuddling with rabbits in your backyard, or when your cat is playing and not chasing with your house mouse? It would definitely give you a heartwarming feeling that somehow, there could be a change on how nature does things. It might probably give you some creep, but somehow you will feel a sense that something is definitely bound to change. It gives you a feeling that not all enemies, even if they are built to be one, could be enemies forever.

Have you seen such kind of cases? Have you seen your cat play with the mouse as if they are best friends since birth? Or have you seen your dog kiss and smell lovingly the rabbits in your backyard? Such cases of unique animal behaviors that somewhat ‘deviate from the norm’ could be so awesome when we witness it firsthand. In a sense, it will prove to us that things can change and nothing that is believed to be permanent is permanent. Moreover, it will also give us a feeling of confusion, as to why those kinds of things happen. And for unknown reasons, we will be left dumbfounded.

But, if such things occur to you, and you witness it firsthand, don’t fret; rather, savor the moment that somehow, you are experiencing a break in nature’s rules, that probably not all rules are meant to be followed, or probably some rules are need to be bent to accommodate certain instances that seem to be extraordinary. At the end of the day, just like what the movie Call of the wild said, “Love, genuine passionate love, was his for the first time.” And predators and prey could also live in love, no matter what circumstance there is, even if such love is viewed as the first of its kind.

Mary Romar

Author: Mary Romar

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