I'm a mom. I know that sometimes you can't turn your back on kids, not if you want them to survive. There are just too many bad things that can happen. That's what I think about every time I see something like this:
The same with that mother turkey I accidentally scared out of a tree in my back yard. She left five or six baby turkeys scrambling around and finally flying off in different directions until the family was spread out over several acres. Do they have an unerring way of finding each other again? Or is it natural selection, culling out the ones who are too stupid to live? I like to think it's the former. But nature can be heartless, and bad things happen. Keep an eye on those kids, damn it!