Written by Monkey Woods

Sunday, 29 July 2018

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The ferocious, not to say brainy, African Killer Bee

A team of researchers has concluded that the fate of a species of butterfly was decided by a particularly aggressive type of Killer Bee.

Research into the Emperor Penguin butterfly had told experts that the species was close to extinction, and, in a bid to protect it, an area of land was allocated so that the butterflies might flourish. Nothing whatever was done to the land; it was left alone, to grow how it would, and be reclaimed by Nature.

The scientists stood back and waited.

What happened next is hard to beelieve. A colony of Robert Mugabe Killer Bees moved into the neighborhood. The Killer Bees, native to Africa, and commonly known as 'Mugabees', had migrated to the somewhat cooler climate in Britain, and had chanced upon a rather nice wild-looking area which might suit their needs until they left for Africa again in September. There were lots of colorful flowers from which to obtain pollen, and some delightful locations where they could build hives. There was a problem, however: the Emperor Penguin butterflies!

The Emperor Penguin butterflies and the Mugabees both feasted on the same types of flowers, and the former were devouring the Mugabees' food supply. The bees were in a real panic. They tried killing the butterflies by stinging them, but there were too many! The Queen Bee called a special council. At the meeting, a young drone said that he thought he knew a way to get rid of the beautiful butterflies, and a plan was put in place.

The next day at dawn, the whole colony of Mugabees set about razing the grass levels down to the length of the hairs on Grant Mitchell's cranium. Other areas, they left untouched, to continue to grow completely out of control. They knew what they were doing. They seemed to know the EP butterflies could only survive if the grass was a specific height!

A week later, the Mugabees were victorious! They had conquered the EP butterflies, who were clearly of a lesser intellect. The EP butterflies were either dead, or had disappeared. It was the end. They were finished.

For now, the Mugabees 'ruled the roost'. But their time would come...

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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