the wire

a squirrel clinging to a skinny tree branch. "fairly simple processes can explain nature's wonders." the squirrel leaps onto a telephone wire "take this wire. sculpted over millions of years by repetitive migratory paths. we have understood this for centuries." a bipedal creature in a hooded sweatshirt and headphones strolls past beneath. "the ground-walkers. common in these parts. their prehensile trunks excrete waste." the squirrel roots through a trashcan the ground-walker tossed a sandwich wrapper into. "an acceptable source for sustenance." two adult and two baby pigeons interrupt from above. they are seated on the telephone cable. "you're wrong about the wire. its usefulness and geometric elegance could not have evolved by chance. the gods designed it to benefit us." the tallest pigeon regurgitates into the beak of the smallest. "we pay homage to them by barding in each other's mouths." tallest pigeon: "barf tastes good." squirrel, chewing on the discarded hamburger sack: "do you guys have any nuts?" pigeon: "gross no"
Fragment recovered from region colloquially known as Danimals Kingdom. Few records from the area survive beyond local legends of obscene animal experimentation. Ruins of scientific facilities strewn with adorable bones present potential leads to uncovering the truth of these stories, but a reliable conclusion cannot be reached at this time.
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