20. Some unpleasant creatures. And some wildlife.

23thorns makes an excellent and poignant point about the necessity of respecting wildlife. We all too often forget our place in Nature. This rant puts us back in line.


When I was young, I used to love watching wildlife documentaries. My best were the ones narrated by Sir David Attenborough, but most of them followed a fairly similar formula. A large, dedicated team of wildlife photographers would go out and, with incredible patience, over a period a year or two, collect hundreds of hours of film. Film of nature in its natural state. This would be pared down to a few hours of incredible footage which would be clearly and exhaustively explained by Sir David in his sensible, well-modulated, and inimitable voice.

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