Introduction: Approaching a Strange Object
When approaching a strange object with odoriferous allure, always start with a willingness to explore the possibilities.
Step 1: The Object: a Bird's Nest
While cleaning a nesting box for the next occupants, this nest ended up in a wheelbarrow; the smells drew me into the adventure. Advice: approach with caution.
Step 2: The Approach
Do not get too excited by approaching the object hurriedly-exercise caution. Step forward and stare at the object. Move slowly.
Step 3: Stare at the Object
After standing at attention and staring at the object, get a little closer, but again, do exercise caution. You never know what is lurking inside the object.
Step 4: Take Charge
Once you have established you are in control, you can become aggressive with the object-but only in demeanor. Continue to exercise caution.
Step 5: Circle the Prey
Just before you are ready to make the move, circle the object to be sure there is nothing on the other side.
Step 6: A 360 Move
Once you have completely circled the object, you are ready to touch the prey.
Step 7: Go for It
This is the moment for which you have waited-jump and leap but be ready to move backwards in case there is something inside this creature.
Step 8: Success
That's it! You are now the master; you have defeated the enemy; you are in control.