What I mean by saying all this is if humans never started building their big great, grand, energy-consuming houses, mice wouldn't have moved in. If mice wouldn't have moved in, then the stray cats and owls and hawks would have been keeping the mice population down where it should be, and they wouldn't have become over-populated. Now, because many households keep indoor cats, the domesticated cat wouldn't be killing the random mouse, and just leaving it to rot, because the domesticated cat knows it will get fed later by its human, instead of doing what it was born to do: hunt and kill the mice instead of following instinct, and killing it, but not eating it. We've totally screwed with the balance of nature.
So now the mice population is soaring, because the human population is soaring, and we're all equally losing the resources to live and thrive. Now the owls and hawks are finding it harder to catch prey to thrive, because their prey has moved into human households, where flying predators can't reach them, and the mice get killed by human means or by the domesticated cat, gets thrown outside, where the hawk or owl or stray cats eats the poisoned mouse, or the mouse even succumbs to the poison inside the house, where the domesticated cat eats the mouse, and the predator dies.
Humans need to either learn to live IN nature instead of living in houses with layers upon layers of stuff to separate them from it, or learn to stop butting-in, or learn to take responsibility for their actions because they're living in houses with layers upon layers of stuff to separate them from the outside world, and the mice are also taking advantage of it. There goes the food chain.
Last edited by FlickeringHope; 05-22-2010 at 06:17 PM.