Monkey see, monkey do.
I always wondered what that meant. Now I know. The next time I see the donkey in the field across the road limping I won’t assume it’s got a stone in its foot. I’m going to send this pic and the accompanying story [the link is here] to the Chinese embassy, I understand they have a large excess of unmarried young men over available female partners, thanks to the ‘one child’ policy, and I may have the answer to their problem.
On the link there’s also a click to another interesting article. Here’s a brief quote:
It was the sight of a young male Adélie penguin attempting to have sex with a dead female that particularly unnerved George Murray Levick, a scientist with the 1910–13 Scott Antarctic Expedition. No such observation had ever been recorded before, as far as he knew, and Levick, a typical Edwardian Englishman, was horrified. Blizzards and freezing cold were one thing. Penguin perversion was another.
There’s also a link to an article about fur seals.It seems there’s an element of ‘give and take’ in the colder parts of the planet:
Things are heating up in the cold climes of the sub-Antarctic. On a remote, and mostly desolate island, seals have been caught engaging in an extreme form of sexual behaviour.
Specifically, they have been trying to have sex with penguins.
More than one fur seal has been caught in the act, on more than one occasion.
Read it, there’s bestiality as well as necrophilia. Lock up all penguins and throw away the key, I say. And seals. In fact, perhaps we should kill all animals, just in case. What’s that? We already are? OK, that’s under control then.