The mysterious Bondole (genus: Usluss Kokead) is a small marsupial, a relation of the rat family. It is an insignificant creature known for its distinctive calls, which sound similar to a person mumbling. It can often be found sitting in its natural habitat – rubbish dumps - doing nothing. If approached by another creature it becomes vicious and unfriendly, often avoiding confrontation through sheer inapproachability. If confronted it exaggerates its violent demeanour and make loud mumbling noises. If its assailant persists it quickly rolls over and offers little or no resistance to its attacker.
The unassuming Bondole is a mammal of little daily variation. When it requires company it can be seen associating itself with a similar mammal known as Docus (genus: Nolean Saabus). While this creature is of greater note due to its antics it remains outside the scope of this study.
What is interesting about Bondole though, is the strange behaviour it exhibits when it comes in contact with Kadalra (genus: Elragei Legendus). The Kadalra is a mythical creature of immense stature, but of which relatively little is known. It is believed that most modern legends regarding mythical beasts stem at least somewhat from this creature. When these creatures meet, Boldole displays all outward signs of having seen an aggressor – it becomes viscious and unfriendly. However the acute observer will note that it gradually begins to mimic the Kadalra in every action. Initially the mimicry is limited to copying oft-used noises and calls. Later this copy-cat routine takes a more insidious turn – the Bondole starts to mimic actions and stances. When Kadalra is not present it attempts to replicate the effect on the environment that Kadalra would have caused. Throughout this Kadalra remains uninterested by these actions, as it does not regard the lesser Bondole as any kind of threat.
Finally the transformation is complete. As other creatures begin to note the change in Bondole it claims vehemently that it is Kadalra that is the impostor. Unfortunately for Bondole, as the saying goes, one cannot make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. Bondoles' impression of the legendary creature Kadalra is poor at best and only serves to highlight Bondoles own inadequacies.
The learned scientist and philosopher Daly had this to say:
“Bondole is a waste of a species – one would hope that sometime in the future Mother Nature will see the error of her ways and ‘naturally select’ Bondole out of existence”