By Gladys L. (15 years old)
If I were an animal, I would without doubt be an eagle. Why, you ask. The answer is simple – the eagle is admired the world over as living symbols of power, freedom, and transcendence.
God must have been in a good mood that day when he created the eagle. He had certainly endowed the eagle with a majestic bearing, excellent eyesight, powerful soaring flight and as a predator of other animals. What more could a bird ask for?
Let me tick off the benefits of being an eagle one by one. First off, I would have lots of freedom. I could go anywhere I wish by simply flapping those strong wings of mine. With my keen vision, I could enjoy the best bird’s-eye view of the beautiful landscapes below. Even at rest, I could easily observe what is happening on the ground as I perch on a tall tree or cliff.
Natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes or hurricanes cannot harm me as I could sense it before they happen and escape to a safer place. However, should I have the misfortune to encounter those calamities, I could easily flee by soaring into the sky.
My only enemy as an eagle is the human race who hunts me for fun and brings my carcass home as a trophy. Should a hunter manage to get his hands on me, I would take immense pleasure and satisfaction in scratching his eyes out with my sharp talons. After blinding him, I would then take flight into the air for I fully intend to be the hunter, not the hunted.
The idea of being the predator greatly appeals. I take pride being at the top of the food chain and making other smaller creatures flee whenever they clap their eyes on me. I, of course would give them a little head start before swooping down for a kill. O the thrill of the chase and the adrenaline rush! An eagle’s life is truly exciting. So yes, I would most certainly want to be an eagle if I were given the choice to become an animal.
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