Came upon these two on the way home. You can’t see in these pictures taken on my phone, but the rougher looking gull was covered in blood; it had been holding onto the other gull’s wing for what must have been a long time as it was pecked over and over about the head and neck; that other one just trying to get away. I walked right up to them as this was happening. One seagull trying to get away, the other clasping on to whatever it could; denying flight by holding onto the other’s beak, it’s wing, it’s neck. Getting more and more hurt. Eventually the gull that wanted no part of this flew away. The bloodied one stayed on the ground screeching into the sky.
How much do you want to anthropomorphise that?
Lovers. Ex lovers.
Who else is that bloody minded?