There was an enormous amount of controversy this morning on the opening day of the birdseed snatching competition at the AOG. Teams Raccoon, Squirrel, Chipmunk and Groundhog had been led to believe that Team Bear had been barred from competition owing to allegations of doping. When this pair of first time competitors appeared the entire venue emptied out, leaving them - and their coach (mother) - the only ones on the field. The human referee did her best to send them packing, but they were having none of it, so in the end they had to be awarded the gold. Team Squirrel returned in the late afternoon to snatch the silver. Nothing has been seen thus far of Team Raccoon, Chipmunk or Groundhog. It is assumed they are sulking somewhere. Team Opossum may be along later as they invariably seem to think the games take place after dark.
See extra for a photo of Team Bear's coach.