Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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The Birds That Set Fires

Apparently humans are not the only species who have learned to use fire.  In Australia, three  different species of raptors -- collectively called "firehawks" by the Aborigines -- deliberately spread fires to flush out their prey.  Which is exactly what a lot of humans do with it.

And there goes one of the last, great barriers of accomplishment between humans and everything else.  *BOOM* *smaaaash*


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