Predators in dreams can indicate the sexual or someone or something that watches, plans and lies in wait to use you often in awful ways. Apart from animals that are part of natural cycles, there are human predators, men and women.

A police reports says, “A woman needs only to get a guy to consume a few units of Beer and then simply ask him home for no strings attached sex. Men are rendered helpless against this approach. After several beers, men will often succumb to the desires to sleep with horrific looking women whom they would never normally be attracted to. At other times these unfortunate men are swindled out of their life’s savings, in a familiar scam known as “a relationship”. Obviously this applies to men also.

Sex in one form or another is usually at the base of most dreams including the theme of predation.

I have lived alone for ages now – it means doing everything; keeping up with the requests; cooking, house cleaning; keeping the garden tidy; feeding the cats and odd jobs about the house; putting myself to bed – I sleep like a log; oh yes, and clearing up body parts left as gifts by my cats. Sometimes people complain to me that cats are such predators. And I have to smile, because cats are very open about their predatory life. But everybody especially humans and dog owners are tremendous predators, except they have all the enormous killing done out of sight and the results neatly packed up.

I know there are arguments against that – the red in tooth and claw, survival of the fittest stuff – but the great predators are in a symbiotic relationship in that they kill out the weak and so strengthen the species.

In recent years, a species of wild ducks were dying out. So wardens killed their predators, a species of hawk. To the warden’s surprise, the ducks were dying faster than ever. It was then found that the ducks had a disease, the hawks had been killing the diseased birds, and so helping the survival of the healthy ones.

A similar thing was discovered with herd animals, the predators aided the health of the herd.

But we are all predators, even vegans, for it is now known that plants too have a form of consciousness. According to David Attenborough, “plants can see…count and communicate with one another…react to touch and estimate time.” These claims are supported by the facts that plants turn towards the light, and even prepare themselves for sunrise by facing east in anticipation; trigger hairs on plants react to touch; there is even a social element in plant behaviour in that they fight enemies for territory and compete for mates in order to ensure the survival of the species. Even bacteria share information with each other? They share what they have learned even with species of bacteria that are different. They give each other building blocks of what they have learned. If they have learned how to deal with a particular substance that is poisonous to them, then they will pass that information on to other bacteria. They give what they have learned. That is so fundamental to life even bacteria do it.

But the so called primitive tribal people usually give thanks and honour the animals and plants they predate. Such honour means they care for what they take.

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