like the Great Horned Owlets
whose parents ply them with so many mice, snakes,
rabbits, geese, skunk, heron, coots–if the owlets all survived*–
the woods would be wiped clean of mammals and birds.
(Awkward comparison here because I certainly love GHOwlets.)
Where am I going with this? Sequestration is an idea that needs changing;
deprive it of the lower life forms it needs to survive.
A keeper idea.
* And those babies are ravenous: The Dad needs to bring huge amounts of food to the nest where its stored; this is to keep the kids from eating each other. (another bit of fodder for the sequestration is killing us metaphor, but it would have brought me to over 420 characters.)