The She-Bear and the Fox

The she-bear was boasting about how she was a greater friend to the humans than any of the other animals because she was not in the habit of feeding on human corpses.
"If I see a human corpse, I just walk on by," she said. "But crows will eat a human corpse, for example. Buzzards, raccoons, all kinds of scavengers. And foxes: I've seen foxes eating human corpses."
The fox started laughing when she heard this. "It would actually be far better if you would stop devouring live humans," the fox said, "and just concentrate on eating only the corpses."


Inspired byMille Fabulae et Una, a collection of Latin fables that I've edited, free to read online. I am not translating the Latin here; instead, I am just telling a 100-word version of the fable.
Notes: This is fable 130 in the book, which is Perry 288.


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