“For in vain is a net spread in the sight of any bird,” Proverbs 1:17 ESV
Not sure if the bird is watching me (I wasn’t spreading a net, just taking a picture) or happened to look my way. But, it does show why this proverb is true. It’s useless to try to snare a bird if they see what you’re doing.
“but these men lie in wait for their own blood; they set an ambush for their own lives. Such are the ways of everyone who is greedy for unjust gain; it takes away the life of its possessors.” Proverbs 1:18-19 ESV
But then, the real point is made – those who are greedy for unjust gain, set traps for themselves, and walk straight in, even though they see the end coming.