7-May-08 (Created: 7-May-08) | More in 'Humanities Current'

how come snakes are meat eaters?

Questions, when asked by wondering minds do not necessarily need a context. Perhaps context, like a place, may give a sense of reality. That context started on a late evening when the lingering reluctant light gave way to darkness. Narayan wanted to go along for the walk. As we went past these woods to our left on the sidewalk, he asked

"Are snakes meat eaters?"

"Yes. I think they are"

"How come?"

"What else should they eat?"

"Well they could eat grass...."

"Ummmm..." was all I could say at the moment.