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The Lesson of the Rabbit and the Eagle.

So there I was driving down the road when an eagle out hunting for food caught my eye. It was descending down on a rabbit that was hopping along a barbed wire fence. When the eagle would get within a threatening distance of the rabbit it would coolly hop underneath the fence creating a barrier and causing the eagle to abort the attack. The eagle would then reposition itself and attempt to attack the other side of the fence, but the rabbit would simply hop back to the other side almost as if it was amused by the situation. I witnessed about 4 or five attempts while I should have been watching the road. It was one of the coolest things I have seen though, completely worth it.

I think you can find lessons from observing nature and there is a Lesson in here somewhere, but I'm not for sure what it is so I thought I'd throw it out to the daily paul - the convergence of the greatest minds on the internet - what is the Lesson?

Right now I'm thinking that the lesson is if you (rabbit) understand your environment, even creations of control (the fence) can be used to keep you free from the never ending push for control from those who wish to rule (eagle).

Related: Hidden metaphor here somewhere ;>


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peregrine takes out redtail:


“With laws shall our land be built up, but with lawlessness laid waste.”
-Njal Thorgeirsson

speaking of birds of prey...

Check out this goshawk:


“With laws shall our land be built up, but with lawlessness laid waste.”
-Njal Thorgeirsson

Common sense can best

Common sense can best superior strength and power.

But about myself I will not boast, except as it concerns my weaknesses (2 Cor 12:5). Let the unbelievers seek praise from each other; I wish that which is from God alone.

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The lesson here for me is

Know your environment, and know how to use it.

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p.s. Thanks for the story

I can see that image of that rabbit dodging that eagle perfectly in my mind's eye.

No Problem!

It was an incredible thing to randomly witness. I was thinking about it quite a bit and thought that it was something that fit on the DP.

If you are wiley and alert....

you can win the race even with a more powerful opponent. Kind of like the Vietnamese and the USA during the Vietnam war.

Air based offensive campaigns are over rated

shock and awe.


that's one way you could go with it!

thanks for the story

I love learning from nature.

“With laws shall our land be built up, but with lawlessness laid waste.”
-Njal Thorgeirsson


The moral of the story is to always know your surroundings and use them to your full advantage.

yep, know your surroundings

yep, know your surroundings and understand how the mechanics of them work.

Multiple passports

Having residency and/or citizenship in more than one country (being able to shift from one side of the fence to the other) allows you to escape predatory governments -- when you can cross borders freely, but the predatory governments cannot.

Financial advisers like Simon Black, Jeff Berwick and Doug Casey all recommend having multiple passports to prevent yourself and your assets from becoming a tyrant's lunch. Live over here, bank over there, and hold citizenship elsewhere, and the governments (eagles) who want to make you their personal property will have to look for easier pickings. Tough luck, eagles.

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition, http://www.amazon.com/Most-Dangerous-Superstition-Larken-Ros...

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just to say thanks for sharing this with us. I don't know what it means but that was one clever bunny rabbit.

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thanks for enjoying it. It

thanks for enjoying it. It certainly was a clever bunny.

Don't Panic

That strategy only works if you don't panic.

If it was one of our border fences, that rabbit would be no more. When the eagle comes after you, being able to cross borders could be crucial to one's survival.

It pays to have eyes to the sky.

Yep. Lots of lessons in there.

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I agree - don't panic. stay calm and stay cool.

also, don't be scared. Fear is a tool of the wicked.

and how true is keep your eyes to the sky! except these days we might need more than our eyes.