posted on Jun, 5 2008 @ 09:34 AM
First, I knew Hippo's can be frigin fast, but did you see the speed of that thing???
Now, I've seen things like this in our more local nature too.
A while back (last summer) I saw some crows sitting around our yard and from time to time go into the hedges, coming out with either eggs or young
The crows were later chased away, during an half hour long spectacle of bombardments and airshow stunts by all types of smaller birds that live here,
whenever they tried to go for another egg or youngster. These birds included the following:
The crows, after a magnificent spectacle finally went away and didn't come back to our yard until several weeks later.
A few days after the event we were trimming the hedges and only found 1 type of birds nest in there (several nests, but only from 1 type of bird),
that being from the Turdus Merula(dunno what its called in english)
So, even birds, with their tiny bird brains, don't just defend their own nests, their partners or themselves, they defend the nests of completely
different kinds of birds too.
As a sidenote, isn't it a bit strange that animals these days act more civilized then humans do?
Even that crocodile was just acting out of hunger, it wouldn't even cross its mind to act out of spite, anger or just for fun.
[edit on 5/6/08 by thematrix]