Like a meerkat? That would be me alright. I’m
from a mob, a gang, a clan, a manner – isn’t that
fascinating? So many collectives for such a wee
mammal. We’re known as one of the most cooperative
groups of mammals in the world because of the way
we’re able to live together, raise our families, look
out for each other; at night we sleep together in one
big pile. We might not be able to always fend off
a poisonous snake like our cousin, the mongoose,
but we can disarm a scorpion and teach our young
to do likewise – and eat it! Yeah, and we’re cute.
*From E.Bachinsky’s poem St.Sarah.1 from the book
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