"He taught him horsemanship, archery and how to wield lasso, rein and stirrup, and what and when and how, the rites of of convivial society, of formal ceremony and the symposium; hawking, falconry and how to hunt with the cheetah; what was justice or the lack of it; what the throne and the crown meant; how to deliver orations and how to go to war and lead an army."
The Shahnameh (courtesy of R.A.W.)
Monday, February 20, 2012
A few days ago our local pair of Red-tailed Hawks killed a cottontail at the end of my neighbor's driveway. Didn't take long before the moochers started to show up.
It didn't take much Magpie harrassment for the female to get disgusted and take off with most of the rabbit. The male refused to move and stolidly ignored the Magpies until he finished his portion. I don't think the Magpies got much more than a smell.