[ExI] have you ever seen anything like this?

Jeff Davis jrd1415 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 18 21:46:48 UTC 2010

The only thing I can think of as an explanation for the bird's
behavior, Spike, is that he/she was engaged in a futile attempt to
protect his/her nest/young.

Best, Jeff Davis

  "Everything's hard till you know how to do it."
                          Ray Charles

2010/1/15 spike <spike66 at att.net>:
> I have heard of humans who get caught up in the emotion of the battle,
> suicidal rage etc, but I don't think I have ever seen it in any other
> beast.  Here a woodpecker keeps coming back to fight, clearly not for self
> defense or with any hope of actually devouring the serpent, but rather just
> to injure or slay it:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14yxYTOdL38
> spike
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