Today made me think about what it means for an animal to survive.
To live outdoors for your entire life, which isn't too bad when the view is like this.
To copulate in public - Muskrats having sex. (Seeing this made me look for the rest of my post).
To feed and survive. (And to die from the vole's perspective).
To stay health by keeping one's self clean and neat (especially after eating).
To live another day. And to try to weather through bad weathers ahead (e.g. more rain and snow). Sigh. Maybe the life of a wild animal isn't too glamorous after all.