Hmm. Given that he hadn't moved in several days and that he and his friends look a tad one-dimensional, I decided they just might be fake buffalo, which I think is what Stormy was getting at. A little research was definitely in order!
|Me at the iPad. Researching. |
With a snack handy, just in case I got hungry.
Why would there be fake stuff out in a field? Was there a precedent for this kind of thing? I looked all over the internet, and then I stumbled onto Operation Quicksilver! Do you remember that? It was in World War II - basically, it was a plan by the Allied Forces to deceive the enemy! They created the "First US Army Group" - a fictional unit commanded by General Patton that would invade France at the Pas-de-Calais. Not really invade, but make the Germans think that's where they were going to invade! They set up fake equipment and all kinds of decoys all over the place to deceive the Germans, when the real attack was at Normandy! You can read all about it at this link. Here's one of their inflatable tanks!
Looks pretty real, doesn't it? From a distance. And so do the buffalo Zim saw, until you get close up like this:
So the question is ... just what are the buffalo planning? Is a real herd up to something somewhere else?!!? What could it be?!?!
We'll keep our snooters to the ground and try to get to the bottom of it, but in the meantime, if you see any buffalo roaming around, don't turn your back on them! They're planning something! Something big! I just know it!