Wednesday, January 6, 2016

““When a wary squirrel or bird trusts you sufficiently to...



""When a wary squirrel or bird trusts you sufficiently to take food from your hand, it's gratifying and special, a reaching across the border between us and them, wild and tame," writes Helen Macdonald in her @nytmag column that explores the natural world and its meanings. "But if a squirrel runs unbidden up your arm demanding food or a sea gull snatches a sandwich from your hands, it can generate an emotion close to outrage." But that doesn't stop millions of people all over the world from setting out food for wild animals. The question is: Is it for the animals, or for us? Neeta Madahar photographed this mealtime moment near her balcony in #Framingham, Massachusetts. #regram from @nytmag" By nytimes on Instagram.



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