Cycle of life on brutal display in Vancouverís Stanley Park

Wildlife News

Robyn Worcester of the Stanley Park Ecological Society at the Heronry near the tennis courts Monday, April 18, 2011 in Vancouver, B.C.

Photograph by: Ian Lindsay, PNG

Shocking scenes of violence are taking place in Stanley Park as a slaughter of unborn innocents proceeds apace — but not without a fight.

(To see the video, click here or watch it below.)

Meanwhile, elsewhere in Vancouver’s crown jewel, more hapless creatures are poised to perish, while their brethren will be forced into a voyage that would make Ulysses tremble.

In the first location, we have a raw struggle for survival and a profile in parental courage.

In the second, well, it’s either extraordinarily advanced avian family planning or just a couple of extra-silly geese.

Over at the great blue heron colony near the park’s southwest corner, bald eagles — which in past years have been seen eating newly hatched herons — have now taken to consuming the eggs before they hatch.

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