Zebras, Antelopes, Hippos and some Frogs
Choose not to dine on each other just because,
Carnivore and Herbivores have differences.
Digestive physiology processing instances,
Where the flesh is good for the diet and grass is not,
If a grass eater eats meat, digestion may stop.
When Lion, a carnivore, orders a salad instead,
He might have a tummy ache and end up in bed.
So a good rule of thumb when feeding the herd
Is best said by Wallace Stevens*, in these words:
“Frogs eat butterflies
Snakes eat frogs
Hogs eat snakes
Men eat hogs.*”
Digestive Physiology’s Circle of Life!