They have long left the world, but terror lives in the genes.New Zealand has been isolated from the world for millions of years. Yes. Millions. It was one of the ancient countries. Being an island, it was only accessible to birds. With no natural predator in this "paradise" those birds settled here. In absence of predators, almost all the birds gave up their flight.
This went on for a thousand years. Then he appeared. Haast's eagle, a predator so huge that he could lift a 230 kg Moa bird right of the ground. The flightless birds were all of a sudden on a brink of extinction. But even this Haast eagle couldn't stand against the most supreme predator on the planet. Humans. Around 800 AD Maori tribes inhabited New Zealand, they killed the Hasst eagle population to extinction.
But something happened during the eagle's reign of terror. All the flightless birds shifted to nocturnal life to escape the eagle's killer sight. Now the Haast Eagle is no more, but the birds continue their nocturnal life. Terror is etched into their genes.
Fear is an amazing feeling. A feeling that will echo for centuries.