“Rietvlei Nature Reserve, South Africa
If these two cattle egrets really are having a spat, it’s likely over which one has the best insect-eating spot on the zebra’s back. The common name for these birds comes from their penchant for standing atop cattle, zebras, antelope, and even rhinoceroses, so they can gobble up the flies, ticks, and other pests the larger animal attracts. This Bruchell’s zebra may not be delighted about the squabble on its back, but it’s a small price to pay for steady pest control.”
Hmmm… are these two squabbling birds even aware of the zebra (on which they both are standing)?
Is the zebra aware of the fact that it now needs a ‘nature reserve’ to survive on this planet?
Is man really “outside of” this picture??
What does GOD have to do with this? The corollary of this question is “Who or what is man?” If only we had not forgotten this question for the past few centuries……….
There is only one species which does not live in a symbiotic relationship with the others!