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The Nature Channel

January 25th, 2013 by Magdalena Tabor
The Himalayas.
In search of the snow leopard.
Oblivious to the cold mountain air
My eyes scan the screen
From the comfort of my chair.

For two long weeks
There is no sign of the elusive cat
When suddenly she appears
Sphinxlike,
A model for an Egyptian tomb.
A mythical creature
Of epic proportions
Fills my modest eighteen inch screen.

Enter her sacred world.
Enters the unsuspecting prey.
She springs into action
Crouching like some sleek
Incredibly expensive race car
Hugging the ground,
Shifting her gears,
Descending on her prize,
Bringing it down.

Cries of distress fill the room.
Cover the screen to block it out.
Quick! Grab the remote
And switch to another
Kinder planet.

The snow leopard.
Vilified for a meal.
Vindicated for its hunger.

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6 Responses to “The Nature Channel”

  1. Khari Says:

    “Killer” Retort

    Snow Leopard- my favorite feline
    Stalking the snow like an invisible mime.
    And you dear Madeline, oh so sweet,
    Forgetting, that It has to eat.

    Lucky for you you can always click
    Away from the carnage
    Before you get sick!

    (So Sorry) 🙂 I couldn’t resist

  2. magdalena Says:

    Khari doesn’t, mind the muck,
    Just chalks it up to gore and guts.
    Munching on her favorite snack
    While snow leopard smirks and smacks
    Her lips of rank and ruby red.
    I turn my head to wince instead.

  3. Michael Tabor Says:

    The Cheetah is the fastest animal on the planet, it can actually reach speeds of up to 70 – 75 mph & can go long distances without getting gassed + amazingly, it can sprint up to 60 m.p.h in just 3 seconds. Rule of them – pray. that you don’t run into a hungry cheetah, bobcat, or other such feline FYI – they can also leap 18 feet.

    Having stated the aforementioned, these felines are just awe – inspiringly beautiful and to be able to see (on the nature channel – lol) these sleek, -on -top – of – the food chain darwinian creatures exhibit their athletic prowess commingled with that lovely feline grace takes one’s breath away.

  4. magdalena Says:

    For a taste of the action in real life, watch your typical household cat. After all, they are related. Just be grateful you’re bigger than they are. If you recall that old movie, “The Incredible Shrinking Man” he had to escape his own cat by hiding in a dollhouse. The movie’s a classic.

  5. Khari Says:

    Then along came the spider.
    Scared the bejesus out of me.

    check out the link below

    http://blog.lenovo.com/images/legacy/files/2009/10/The-Incredible-Shrinking-Man-1957.jpg

  6. magdalena Says:

    YUK !!!! Worse than muck.

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