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Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden

Posted by Herb Victoria, B.C. (My Page) on
Fri, Feb 18, 05 at 19:47

There are some pictures here of the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden on the campus of California State University, Long Beach. If you are interested in Koi they include several rather spectacular pictures of them -
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RE: Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden

Hi Herb,
Thanks for the link. Very pretty gardens...the fish pics are really interesting/strange this one :)
This one reminds me of a (true)story I read about a couple of birds that had lost their babies to a wind storm (nest fell out of tree) & they still had such a stong feeding instinct they were actually feeding some fish in a pond.

Here is a link that might be useful: Fish Feeding Frenzy

RE: Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden

  • Posted by Herb Victoria, B.C. (My Page) on
    Fri, Mar 4, 05 at 22:22

tsuki -

Another striking picture!

What you wrote about the birds feeding the fish because of their strong parenting instinct reminds me of the (true) account of a lioness somewhere in Africa who'd lost her cubs, and who found a baby impala or some such herbivore that had lost it's mother, and the lioness tried to adopt it, even though normally, she'd have eaten it. (Her attempt wasn't a success). Then, a year or two ago, there was the female gorilla who rescued a little boy who'd fallen into the gorillas' enclosure. And there are accounts of dolphins saving humans from drowing. I incline to think that humans' attraction towards puppies and kittens is the same sort of phenomenon.

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