Sunday, December 07, 2008

The hunt

The pack sets out together led by the alpha male "Big John" to find their prey
The females in the pride stick together while the males search alone
A-ha! The perfect specimen is spotted!!
The male tells one of his young to stand guard to be sure no others in the pack steal his prey.
The young one stands sentinel, and does not leave until the male tells her she may
The kill
Young ones help the male carry the kill back to where they will take it home to enjoy The pack celebrates the capture of 4 trees. It has been a fruitful day.
After the hunt the pack returns home to eat. Then for some yet undermined reason the alpha male causes the young to start frothing at the mouth, which the young seem to find delightful :D

11 comments:

Ben said...

I think I saw that nature documentary on the Animal Channel late one night. What a ferocious sight!

Tricia said...

I can't believe there is no snow freezing fingers, crying children that it is too cold. Looks like a real keeper of a tree.

brittany said...

looks like you found a great one! can't wait to see pics of the finished product.

Kacie Friel said...

That looked like so much fun. Next year that is how I want to get our tree!

sherry said...

What a fun tradition! I would love to have the smell of a real tree in my home. I can't wait to see a picture of it all decorated!

hsjacobus said...

Funny! You worded this great. I am now officially caught up on yours and Brittany's blog. I still have everyone elses' including my own, but I feel a little less out of the loop:) You totally shamed me the other day and made me realize just how bad I was doing. Thanks!

Sarah said...

So fun! I have never cut down a Christmas tree before, that would be such a fun thing. It looks like you guys had a great day, I love the way you told the story! :)

Ben said...

But does your tree spin??!!

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Christie said...

Love this post... such a fun spin. :-) You're a funny one you know. :-)

Becky said...

Funny!! We've never done that. This is our 3rd Christmas using a little fake tree we got in Spokane for $20. It turns out really pretty, and we don't have to water it.

The Bryan's said...

Wow...you are courageous. I think t is a lot of work. But I guess is worth it.