“The early bird may catch the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.”
Did you ever watch a bird or a rabbit and how it reacted after it had spotted you. Sometimes they sit and look you over. Maybe they will poke around in the grass for a bit and then look at you again. How they decide when the ‘right’ time is the ‘right’ time is beyond my senses. But when that time comes they make their escape by means specific to their own species: the bird by taking to flight and the rabbit with a sudden burst of speed. Fascinating to see the similarities in the approach and the difference in the reaction. God’s nature is an amazing study!