Life in the wild can get very difficult. Food is sometimes scarce and each day there are more and more animals competing for the same meal. There are times that many days go by before getting your next one. When this happens, animals will tend to think more about themselves and less in others. In that sense, they are not as different as we are. All it takes is a little bit of a crisis to get people to forget about the greater good.
What would you do in this case? I honestly don’t know. But of the many lessons that life has taught me, one of the most important is making friends. If you can work as a team member, you will have more chances of being successful at life. This happens in nature as well as a life. Employers want someone who will put his personal gain to the side and focus on what’s better for the team.
In nature, there have been many rivalries. One of the most common ones which have lasted for a longer time is cats versus mice. This is so widespread that there were even cartoons were this happened. Do you remember the Tom & Jerry cartoon? This one went running for several years. Tom’s daily task was catching Jerry.
They appeared to have a genuine hate for each other. Their daily battles were very fun to watch. In the end, we all know who would win. For some reason, the mouse would outwit the cat, making the cat look bad. Surprisingly, one of the cat’s most well-known features is its intelligence. But this feature didn’t really make a difference on the show.
Another well-known rivalry is ‘dogs versus cats.’ This is so widespread that I really thought they couldn’t get along. There are even sayings that talk about this rivalry. When I was growing up I started seeing many cases where these two animals were best friends. They couldn’t believe it, I thought it was a trick. Every day I would see more and more cases of this false rivalry. It doesn’t mean that they don’t like to tease each other. That’s something that even siblings do daily. It doesn’t mean they hate each other.
One could imagine that this rivalry would be especially true in the wild. After all, it’s not like they were raised together. One is supposed to be the others meal, right? The next duo will put that theory to the test. A photographer in Turkey sees a Fox about to eat a stray cat. These two have known to be enemies for a very long time. The Fox opens his mouth and just about when he’s going to bite, everything takes an unexpected turn.