Some people talk about “coming back” after you pass away as a bird, or a butterfly, but if we are being honest, being a wild animal is not all that it’s cracked up to be.
You are always looking for food, you are always looking for shelter, and you are always looking over your shoulder because something could be trying to kill you. I don’t want to speak for everyone, but that doesn’t seem like a lot of fun to me.
Sure, my life can be pretty mundane, and even at times boring. However, I don’t have to be on edge on a constant and seemingly never-ending basic. Plus if I’m hungry, I know for a fact that I can just walk into the nearest McDonald’s and fill up on some subpar burgers and chicken nuggets.
Things aren’t as simple for wild animals, such as this fox and dove in the video. I don’t know what the odds are of this happening right in front of someone, but it seems strange that this camper was able to capture this moment in nature while sitting mere feet away.
It’s also pretty peculiar that the guy was shining a flashlight on the fox that was perched right next to his campsite. As you’ll find out in the clip, it must have been a pretty popular “camping” spot for the fox as well.
The camper shines a flashlight on the fox (probably to keep an eye on it and stop it from getting closer) and then all of the sudden, a dove’s wings can be heard flapping off in the distance.
The camera turns to reveal a dove landing on a rock right by the person filming, and just as quickly as it comes into the frame, the fox jumps up and grabs it right out of the air and runs off.
Pretty crazy for that camper to be right there to capture it all, and the lighting job probably helped spot and kill the dove.
The video is captioned:
“Grounded…Think about all the things that had to go right for the fox and wrong for the dove for this to happen. It takes about 85 days for a dove to grow up. That’s a lot of time and effort just to end up as a fox’s breakfast.
Doesn’t seem fair, does it? It’s not, but I’ve reiterated this countless times: if you’re searching for fairness, the natural world is the very last place you’ll find it.”