have you all very little contact with animals, or what?! Our family always had cats - that lived in the adjoining garage. Growing up I saw a few pretty gory things over the years, like the tom that killed the kittens, presumably so as he could have another go. Or a female being chased by ten males - although I suspect nothing happened at the end there apart from a.. eh, tom-cat fight. I'm sure people that grew up on farms would have lots
of gory storys.
It's an interesting and entertaining read, but on a serious note, I think "nature" gets a bad rap - being demonised and called "evil".
Really, if they had included humans in there it would have been more balanced & made more sense, been a bit more thought provoking, and could still have been been entertaining (maybe even more so).
I mean, come on - Oh look, the evil deer eat birds - how could they !!
Of course the disney world view is probably the real problem here.
"as suburban homes encroach on deer habitat, deer that are fed by admiring humans -- or that browse on lawns and garden vegetables -- lose their natural fear of people."
(and that's quoted under the 'evil' side of deer...)