Lion verses Meal

Lion verses Meal

Over time, the big cats have become better killing machines, while their would-be meals have become more adept at evading capture. -AFP

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Self-control …yes, self-control…

Alert, …yes be alert…

Both are needed, required and cause a person to be always ready against sin.

Most find these two things far too tedious an effort to even consider. Such preaching about self-control and being alert they find offensive to the cost of their very selves.

Rather than do the hard work of alertness and self-control most masses just give into their lusts, impulses and sins. Such are lunch.

Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. (1 Peter 5:8) 

Bonus Wisdom:

Unlike the Zebra and impalas who figure out how to outwit the lion most individuals choose to be nit-wits.

in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes. (2 Corinthians 2:11) 

Better figure out, rather quickly, what Satan’s tactic is for your soul.

Because I warn you many, many individuals have been and are being outwitted.

“The prey define the hunt and know not to just run away but to turn at the last moment,” explained Wilson.

– Evolutionary pas-de-deux –

Predator and prey on the African savannah have been locked in an evolutionary arms race for hundreds of thousands of years, perhaps millions. – AFP

_____________________________________________________________________ ~ opinion unto righteousness ~ timothy williams
[proverbs 18:2]

Thursday, January 25, 2018
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(—Lions and cheetah are faster, stronger and no less agile than their prey, but zebras and impalas compensate with a surprising tactic, researchers said Wednesday: slow down, and keep the big cats guessing.

Indeed, fleeing at top speed is a fatal mistake, making it easier for the fearsome felines to close in for the kill, they reported in the journal Nature.

“If the prey is running flat out, it cannot speed up and its movements become predictable,” lead author Alan Wilson, a professor at the University of London’s Royal Veterinary College, told AFP.

“Lower-speed hunts favour prey survival, because it gives the animals the opportunity to manoeuvre.”

The proof is in the kill rate: lions (which hunt zebra) and cheetah (which target impalas) fail two out of three times when they give chase.

Data for the study, collected in the savannah of northern Botswana, came from high-tech collars fitted onto nine lions, five cheetah, seven zebra and seven impalas, a kind of antelope.

All the animals were wild and free-ranging.

Over the course of more than 5,500 high-speed runs, the collars recorded location, speed, acceleration, number of steps, and ability to turn several times a second, yielding an unprecedented trove of information.