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tkzv
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11:30:04 PM May 20th 2013
There are cases when other carrion-eaters, not necessarily birds, follow (supposedly) doomed characters. Do they count?

Off the cuff I recall the episode of "Maya the Honey Bee" where characters were followed by burying beetles and a Russian superstition that foxes follow dying people.
Byrhtnoth
07:06:19 AM Mar 29th 2014
I was also going to comment on the recurrence of an animal triad in Old English literature (making this trope as old as the Middle Ages at least) the hawk, crow and wolf usually if I recall which appear before or after a large and bloody battle, waiting to collect from the carnage and carrion afterwards.
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