Terence G. Craddock (afterglows echoes of starlight)


Predation Prey Hunter Hunger Games


environment parents belief systems permeating societies
survival of the fittest school of hard knocks privileges
strongest fittest do not survive solo hunted by swift packs

play possum play dead apparent death predator deceives
sometimes it is necessary to mimic death to survive attacks
animal deception appearance of death adaptive behaviours

tonic immobility as shock stasis
apparent death defense mechanisms
predator diseased prey forsakes

sly strategy mimic death ambush attack phase
death trap attract entice lure in potential victims
aggressive death mimicry lure in prey to deaths

mimicry strategy as background blending sly camouflage
species adapts resembles its colour shape surroundings
perception detection difficult to detect prey stealth mirages


Copyright © Terence George Craddock

Submitted: Monday, May 05, 2014

Topic of this poem: Hunting

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Written in February 2014 on the 17.2.2014.
Complete version of the split images 'Survive Solo Hunted By Swift Packs', 'Apparent Death Deceives Predator', 'Apparent Death Defense Mechanisms', 'Strategy Mimic Death Ambush' and 'Detect Prey Stealth Mirage' by Terence George Craddock. A continuation of other predation themes, which were later extended, in the 'Ink Spreads Clouds Waters' series.
Topic: Predation

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