Friday, April 12, 2013

Kingston the Killer Koala


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Kingston the Killer Koala

There was no greater disguise for an assassin than that of a benign teddy bear of a creature like Kingston. Sweet as pie and gentle as a lamb. That’s how everyone saw this soft, furry little guy who sat in trees munching his eucalyptus leaves and taking long naps.

Kingston, however, had a lethal inner bad guy who tended to come out at night. Backing gingerly down his tree, he landed on the ground with a soft thud, tore through the trees screaming as though chased by demons, and attacked . . . you guessed it . . . he attacked kangaroos. Boomers sleeping on the ground were especially vulnerable.

Leaving the body behind, Kingston escaped in a flash, leapt up the trunk of his favorite tree, dug in his claws, and scrambled onto a limb to catch his breath. By the time the other koala rubbed their eyes and looked around to see what the scratching and rustling was all about, Kingston was calmly munching his eucalyptus snack.

Kingston might never have been caught and punished for his crimes were it not for other members of his society who noticed his odd behavior and became suspicious of his nocturnal wanderings. Two followed him one night and were shocked to witness his “vicious and unprovoked” attack.

The kangaroo mob which Kingston had preyed on for many nights in a row demanded the right to execute Kingston on the spot.

And that’s exactly what happened.

Anyone who has a lethal inner bad guy should think twice before letting him run free.

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12 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Pat - Yes, that's definitely the lesson we can learn from Kingston. It's always the quiet ones, isn't it? And what a perfect disguise...

Commonweeder said...

Very nice indeed!

klahanie said...

Greetings human, Patricia,

I wonder if a kangaroo court may have happened...

Luckily, I have a inner puppy that's always good :)

Pawsitive wishes,

Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Beware the Koala with a mean streak. (And I heard in real life, they do have a temper.)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I saw Gary's comment - Kangaroo Court. LOL!

Nick Wilford said...

I wonder if something happened in his childhood to make him do that. Maybe a hazing by the kangaroo gang in the jungle playground.

YVONNE LEWIS: said...

Thanks for coming by, yes it is hard starting over but it's another challenge .

Yvonne.

Julie Flanders said...

I admit I always think of koalas as cuddly little sweethearts, they are just so dang cute! But of course things aren't always what they seem. I couldn't help but chuckle a little bit about Kingston acting so sweet and innocent during the day. Definitely a bad seed.

Gina Gao said...

This is a VERY nice post that I enjoyed reading.

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Stephen Tremp said...

I never did tryst Koala Bears. This story only confirms what I already suspected.

And thanks for stopping by my new digs and saying hello!

LD Masterson said...

A Koala? A sweet, furry, lovable Koala? I'm so disillusioned.

Lynda R Young said...

Kingston sounds like a scary guy