Who was the best?????

      Three animals were having a huge argument over who was the best:

      The first, a hawk, claimed that because of his ability to fly,
                 he could attack anything repeatedly from above, and
                 his prey had nary a chance.

      The second, a lion, based his claim on his strength---none
                  in the forest dared to challenge him.

      The third, a skunk, insisted he needed neither flight
                  nor strength to frighten off any creature.

      As the trio debated the issue, a grizzly bear came along and
      swallowed them all: hawk, lion and stinker!