narrative/storytelling :: exercise for narrative/storytelling : page 1 : page 2
Evaluative thought stimulated from storytelling (speaking out loud) process.
do I want to know more about the mechanics of how a bald eagle hunts?
the fact sheet: Bald eagles have such keen eyesight, they can spot preys
within a three-square-mile area.
The report to the radio station is talking about a parameter of one square
mile, so it is within the bald eagle's hunting range. It looks like, the
rabbits are the object(s) of the eagle's hunt.
But the Internet:
+ Rabbit Fact Page
that rabbits do not come out during the daytime, while the report has
stated it is day time. Can that be a mistake in the reporting? Could the
animals be hares rather than rabbits? Hares live in open areas with little
cover. However it is not usual for a bald eagle to snatch a rabbit, especially
a cottontail rabbit, off the ground because it weighs no more than three
pounds while a hare can weigh up to ten pounds. It is interesting to note
that, even as powerful as the bald eagle is, it weighs only from nine
to fourteen pounds. The female is bigger than the male, but even females
can only carry no more than four pounds off the ground.
information you have read states that the bald eagle has very strong talons
and a powerful hooked beak. If the target is a hare, which is a lot heavier
than the cottontail rabbits, will the eagle tear up the prey before it
brings it to its young?
It is also known that bald eagles live with their mates for life. Usually,
the female will sit with the chicks and the male will hunt. In the report,
there is no mention of another eagle. Why is that? Where is the other
bald eagle's habitat is coastlines, lakes, rivers, swamps and marshes.
They seem to like water, and while cottontail rabbits can also be found
in marshes, they are found more often in drier areas. Hares also live
in dry areas. Reports of sighting put these species together in an area
measuring approximately one mile in diameter, which is very interesting.
Where exactly does this incident take place?
Rabbits and hares have many offspring at the same time, therefore it would
be unlikely for the female rabbit or hare to have only a single baby,
although not impossible.
rabbits and hares have well-developed hind legs. What might be the ground
area covered per push of the hind legs?
reports of the wildlife sighting, have many conflicting facts. Now I need
to decide what aspects of the original reports to the radio station I
want to find out more about; and determine the direction or focus of my
(Note: No matter what your decision is, the thinking process itself is most important.)
of this Learning process