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Biodiversity challenge – Xantus’s murrelet

Premature evacuation

Murrelet chicks can
Check out of their nest
At the drop of a hat
(Seawater babies).

After a quick scan
For unwelcome guests;
Beware of the cat
(Make sure the coast’s clear).

Hit-or-miss flight plan,
Just hope for the best,
Leap of faith and all that
(In at the deep end).

© Tim Knight and timknightwriter, 2014.