Saturday August 24th 2013 Tim Candler
I remember a zoo keeper, writing about the
advantages for an animal kept in a zoo, as opposed to an animal
out there in the wild, free to roam and steal people's Apples or their
Peaches, nibble their Chard, tunnel under their Carrots, randomly peck
at their Tomato. Wild animals he claimed were beset by Botfly,
Worms of the intestine, Ulcerating sores, Tic borne sickness and the
list went on.
But once under the care of a zoo
keeper, such pestilence receded into a past, leaving creatures of the wild
free to enjoy their being without itching or scratching, and little chance
of their succumbing to horrible wasting pox or themselves having to endure
the gore of becoming somebody else's food. And I mention all this because
Horse Fly have arrived.