a little predator and three little nervous systems~

Sitting quietly at the lake, I noticed three little girls peering deliberately yet cautiously down at what seemed like a bug.  “eew!” shouted one girl. ” What is it?” asked the other girl. “Eek!” shouted the other girl and then quickly lifted her head back. She then turned around and began running and  screaming ,” run for your life!”

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I chuckled to myself as I realized that it was a wasp and this little girl’s nervous system first tried to engage with this strange creature but then quickly observed that this little bug was a predatator that had the very real ability to sting her silly. She was very appropriately adapting to this threat by flighting ( Run for your life!) and yelling it out to help her friends so that they would run with her. Fascinating, I thought. Now that is a prime example of three healthy nervous systems adapting to a threat.

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