Jeb was a park ranger. Bill was a sheriff.
One day Bill took Jeb out to lunch. They had a nice time. They fell in love. Marriage it wasn’t legal for them yet, so they moved to a cabin in the woods and taxidermied simple woodland creatures together. It was a happy life, until Jeb blew up.
Bill was in the cabin going through his glass eye collection when it happened. When he heard the blast, he immediately knew that Jeb was gone.
He sat quietly for a long time.
Then he got the keys to the Subaru, he got his shotgun, he got all the leftover dynamite, he packed himself a nice salami sandwich with mustard, and went to get his revenge.
The only recognizable thing he found at the site of the explosion were Jeb’s boots, standing upright in the center of a crater.
The remains of the truck were in orbit over Manitoba.
But Bill wasn’t sheriff for nothing. He was smart. He used his senses. He sniffed, he scratched, he dug, he burrowed, at last unearthing an ancient bunny burial burrow. Jeb must have unknowingly trespassed, incensing the wildlife, sealing his doom.
Bill stuffed all the dried up bunny mummies into the Subaru, loaded the burrow with dynamite, and blew their sacred area up the rest of the goddamn way.
Then he went home and feverishly worked on taxidermying the ancient bunny mummies all night, gluing them into embarrassing poses for all eternity, as he waited for the retaliation of the forest.
A scratching sounded at his door, but it was nothing. Only a stray mountain lion.
Just when dawn touched the horizon, the bunnies came for him.
Bill was prepared.
They tripped a wire in front of his cabin door.
Up went all the bunnies, Bill, his cabin, and six acres of woodland besides.
He got revenge. He left his mark. But he did not win, as he knew he wouldn’t. No man can defeat the Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks.