Being interviewed on CNN, they were asked by a good looking reporter known as Kathy Bloodhound whether or not they thought humans were intelligent. For several minutes they just stood there motionless, apparently stunned, unable to believe their furry ears.
Of course, while waiting for the interview, they had watched some earlier reports from the large network on a small television set: seen things like the killing of 500 people in the north of Iraq, the mass hysteria caused by the plummet of Wall Street, the negative effects of global warming, the mediocre parade of clowns lining up to be President of the U.S., the killing of several Palestinians by an Israeli missile, the proposed sale of uranium by Australia to India, the deforestation of the world, etc.
Finally the reporter, angered by their continuing silence, asked again in an 'I'll stand for no nonsense' voice, "Do you think human beings are intelligent?" Her fingers drummed on the microphone like the beat of a war drum.
In reply the mother passed wind LOUDLY and, with her calf, trotted off into the snow-covered, peace-filled forest glad that, for a while, it still existed.