You are synonymous with opportunism.
You are the symbol of betrayal for humans.
So much so that we liken the cunning ones among us,
to you, the jackal, a beast of prey.
But I feel it is rather an unfair comparison,
to liken our hellish lot to you,
you are opportunistic only when you are hunting for food,
whereas we humans employ cunning in everything we do.
You clean up the leftovers,
of carcasses eaten by lions and tigers.
You are excellent scavengers,
and hunters of small prey.
You hunt in pairs or alone.
Mostly during the hours of dawn or dusk.
You have excellent vision,
and a powerful sense of smell.
You have a great history in human folklore.
You are often likened to clever sorcerers.
The Egyptian God Anubis has a head like yours.
He is the God of mummification for the Egyptians.
You are so infamous a creature for us humans,
that in the movie titled ‘The Jackal’,
we have given your name as the pseudonym for the villain,
played by the megastar Bruce Willis.
But all said and done,
you are just one of God’s dear creatures,
and are playing your role in nature,
for the universe to come around.