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kleinbl00  ·  3723 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 600 followers

There was an earlier draft of the piece that talked about the ravens of my youth, which have been displaced by crows and pigeons. It's a shame. Ravens are noble birds. They're incredible. And they make such lovely noises. But they aren't social the way crows are, so the crows win.

Kinda like how the entire ecosystem of New Zealand is threatened by housecats. With no mammals around a Kiwi is an apex predator... but with mammals around, they start looking like the dead ends they are...

user-inactivated  ·  3719 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I absolutely love the concept that in utter isolation an apex predator and a dead end are the same thing.