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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Kill Only When You Are Hungry

Okay, I admit it. I cannot resist! Here is another of the goodies that my sister sends to me from the Internet:
The law of the wild says kill only when you are hungry!!!

Photographer Michel Denis-Huot, who captured these amazing pictures on safari in Kenya 's Masai Mara in October last year, said he was astounded by what he saw:
"These three cheetah brothers have been living together since they left their mother at about 18 months old," he said. "On the morning we saw them, they seemed not to be hungry, walking quickly but stopping sometimes to play together. At one point, they met a group of impala who ran away. But one youngster was not quick enough and the brothers caught it easily".

These extraordinary scenes followed.


  1. Aren't they? Both the content and the quality. The photographer is quite good --- I want to see what else he has photographed.

  2. Hi Elizabeth .. absolutely superb .. cheetah are amazing creatures .. beautiful to see close up - nature is wonderful ...

    and I'm so pleased your sister sent you these .. thanks for sharing with us - Hilary

  3. I've never seen such a thing! Wow--that's amazing. I can hardly believe what the pictures depict. Goodness gracious!

  4. Karen and Hilary, me, too!

    Beth, I agree, utterly amazing!

  5. Wow Elizabeth... Those are tremendous photos. Seeing them together like that reminds me of the saying: "Why can't we ALL just get along?" Why do we have to fight and bicker constantly as PEOPLE??? We're not like animals --that kill other animals because they are hungry. We have no excuse for killing others... Why do we live in such a cruel world????

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  6. Oh wow! That's amazing!! I've not seen anything like this!

  7. Betsy, could questions. I have no answers. It is incomprehensible to me.

    Lynda, me neither! (Recently, I saw a video of a cheetah raising a monkey cub. Guess we need to give cheetahs more credit than we usually do!)


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I am the mother of 4 birth children (plus 3 others who lived with us) and grandmother of 2, all of them exceptional children. Married for 42 years, I grew up in Maine, live in California, and work in many places in education, linguistics, and program management. In my spare time, I rescue and tame feral cats and have the scars to prove it. A long-time ignorantly blissful atheist converted by a theophanic experience to Catholicism, I am now a joyful catechist. Oh, I also authored a dozen books, two under my pen name of Mahlou (Blest Atheist and A Believer-in-Waiting's First Encounters with God).

My Other Blogs

100th Lamb. This is my main blog, the one I keep most updated.

The Clan of Mahlou
. This is background information about various members of the extended Mahlou family. It is very much a work still in progress. Soon I will begin posting excerpts from a new book I am writing, Raising God's Rainbow Makers.

Modern Mysticism. This blog discusses the mystical in our pragmatic, practical, realistic, and rational 21st century world and is to those who spend some or much of their time in an irrational/mystical relationship with God. If such things do not strain your credulity, you are welcome to follow the blog and participate in it.

Recommended Reading List

Because I am blog inept, I don't quite know how to get a reading list to stay at the end of the page and not disappear from sight. Therefore, I entered it as my first post. I suppose that is not all that bad because readers started commenting about the books, even suggesting additional readings. So, you can participate with others in my reading list by clicking here.
I do post additional books as I read them and find them to be meaningful to me, and therefore, hopefully, meaningful to you. One advantage of all the plane traveling I do is that I acquire reading time that I might not otherwise take.