“What’s going on out there?” The Doctor asked Harriett. “Who is that interloper?”
Harriet did not want to say, but she felt she must respond; you know, the Taj Mahal and everything. So, she sent a few telepathic thoughts his way. A quick summary:
“This particular bird is a large osprey who carries a bad reputation. He’s well known up and down the coast of North Carolina. His name is Ivan, sometimes known as Ivan the Terrible or The Brute.”
“Two years ago at the Cape Lookout lighthouse he broke up the home of a sweet, young couple on their first migration North. Rumor has it he killed that young osprey, although some say he barely escaped with his life and was able to find another mate. Last year he drove an older couple from their nest and settled there alone for the entire summer. Some say Ivan the Terrible is just not wired right. Word has it he is some kind of psychopath to be avoided at all cost.
Which brings us back to Ozzie’s weakness. To put it bluntly, if this guy even hints at an interest in me, Ozzie’s blood will boil. And now we have Ivan the Terrible flying around our Taj Mahal. This could be a recipe for disaster. I’m worried!”
“What can I do to help?” Thought back the Doctor”
There’s nothing you can do” Harriett responded.
“I can go buy a gun,” the Doctor’s brain waves were becoming erratic.
No, no, no! Stay out of this. This is our problem, nature’s problem, and we shall deal with it ourselves.”
When the female H. sapien heard of Harriett’s thought transfers, she also urged the Doctor to stay out of it.