13 January 2006

Death from above

OK, imagine this: you're somewhere in Africa, hunting or gathering or something, keeping an eye out for predatory cats and the like. Tragically, though, you forget to look up. That's when a predatory bird swoops down, pierces your skull with its talons, and then waits for you to die before feasting on your flesh.

That's apparently how at least one of our ancestors died.

Sweet dreams!