The Hunter

2015-01-26 - BW Beacham
copyright: Barbara W. Beacham

She was unaware that she was being watched. He focused his powerful binoculars to see her clearly. She looked regal – an animal who belonged in the wild. He wondered about her life and experiences. Had it been easy to protect her young and defend herself against the largest predator of all? He eyed the thickness and shine of her pelt with greed then thought again about her young. He believed her pelt was meant to grace the floors of his cabin – and if he found the younglings, then his day would be made. 

The detectives entered the cabin and looked around with distaste. The pelts of wild animals were strewn across the floors and seating areas. The startled faces of the creatures formed gruesome rows on the wall. But the hunter had met his match yesterday morning when he had approached a wolf who defended her pups with the ferocity only a mother protecting her young can show.


Do you believe the hunter deserved his death?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015

(This post is linked to Mondays Finish the Story)

44 thoughts on “The Hunter

    1. At least the wolf kills to eat and to complete the circle of life. Hunters like the one in the story do not kill in order to eat. Instead they do so for the glory and the trophies.


  1. To answer your Question: Yes. But just because of the reasons everyone else is giving. If he’s sloppy enough in his hunting tactics that the animal he’s hunting can not only take him down but deliver a mortal wound then he’s not a good hunter in the first place.


  2. A Mother has every right to protect her offspring, even Gods creatures.
    The mentality of man with greed pitted agains a Mother of Nature protecting her own.
    Makes one wonder who exactly is the animal.


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