Nature does not neatly divide life into predator and prey or carnivore
To illustrate this, I have this extraordinary photo. I took it in 1997
in Dublin, Ireland. It is a picture of a slug eating a worm.
I have no idea how it caught it, and the worm was wriggling madly
but to no avail. I doubt that people will believe this picture but its
On some northern Scottish isles, sheep eat seabird eggs and chicks
(probably for the calcium and nutrients in a deficient environment). This
I have read but not seen.
Blurred borders are common in nature. Why? The borders are conceptual
and we invented them.
Often no such border exists and faithfully believing in them cuts us
off from a reality which is not as clear cut as we imagine!
Life is all the more interesting because of this.