I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will fall frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself. ~ D. H. Lawrence
I, however, was a bit saddened to get this gift on the back porch this morning. A female woodpecker, probably a Northern Flicker, who was likely looking for breakfast on the ground when she became food for one of my cats. Mother Nature seems dreadfully cruel to me, and like most humans, I resist the natural course of events. I love my feline family (and family they are, being childless). They just do what is natural - hunt - and I like that they keep the rodent population down, but I don't like that they occasionally go after birds. My neighbor who puts feeders and bird baths out, doesn't like cats at all and that worries me a bit more. The potential human cruelty is more worrisome than anything animals mete out.