We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Where's PETA? I watched a video of a gator eating a turtle the other night. (Actually, a video of stills of a gator...). The vid was interesting, but in the comments the photog says there was a woman watching the event who kept screaming for someone to save the turtle from the 8' gator. Like that's going to happen. That's were PETA was while this little snapper was gullet bound.
So if that heron is any indication, snappers must be tasty, eh? Instapundit has a link to a selection of exotic meats that includes turtle meat over at the big internet store. I have to say, that's pretty handy, but still the whole catch your own thing has its charms.
You know, every once in a while someone comes along and turns your perspective on its head and you start to see the world in a twisty fashion. Looking now at the photo I can see what I first imagined to be wrong. This is a trick of the lens. Depth perception is lost in this image. I believe the snapper is actually lunging at its prey. He's gone all ninja turtle on his quarry. You can see the surprise in the wide eyed disbelieving expression of the one who once hunted, only to become the prey. Go turtle, go!