Two Kodiak bears sat in their zoo enclosure. It was beautifully built to look natural. Unfortunately, the efforts of the zoo to make the bears comfortable were spoiled by some teen-aged boys, who hurled pine cones at the bears.
“I really hate this,” muttered Bert, the younger of the two bears.
“Oh relax. It’s just pine cones,” said Boris. He calmly poured A-1 sauce on a haunch of meat.
“It’s still insulting! Don’t they know about that tiger that killed taunting teenagers in San Francisco?”
“Wish we could just leap the gap and get at them.”
“Would be nice wouldn’t it?”
“I’m pretty sure I couldn’t make that leap.”
Boris applied more sauce and took another bite. “You’d be surprised what you can do if you put your mind to it.”
“Aargh!” Bert growled as a pine cone actually hit him that time. “I hate taunters! They’re terrible.”
“No they’re not.”
“Serious,” said Boris, taking another sauce-covered bite. “They’re pretty good when you put A-1 on them.”
Written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2017/04/10/fffaw-challenge-week-of-april-11-2017/
Three teenagers were taunting a Siberian Tiger in San Francisco with pine cones when it leaped the gap of its enclosure. The tiger killed one and mauled the other two. For me, I feel sorry for the tiger.