Coming Out of Left Field

Friday, July 16, 2004

Foxy filcher

First a conspiracy of squirrels, now this:
 
Sly fox caught stealing Kan. newspapers
 
Supposedly the fox was just using the papers to line its den, but I have a sneaking suspicion that there may be more to it than that. If squirrels can learn to read, why not foxes, who aren't called clever for nothing? Was this fox following a particular news story? Was it attempting to withhold information from the citizens of Ottawa, Kansas? (In which case, it's probably a Republican.) Or was it merely honing its skills for a more sophisticated heist -- say, of the next Entertainment Weekly or Crate & Barrel catalog? More and more, the animal world bears watching, it appears ...

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