The Crunkle-beaked Fumbler, a rare hilltop fellow,
Has fur-coated stripes in both auburn and yellow.
He’s so seldom spotted, he’s often mistaken
For bobcat or lemur ‘til photos are taken.
The Fumbler has features that make it unique;
Its large woeful eyes and crunkle-shaped beak.
Was their three broad flat thumbs where there ought to be claws.
So the Fumbler can’t climb and the Fumbler can’t hold.
The poor things fall off of their mountains I’m told.
It’s a strange sort of sad evolutionary twist.
Being born as a Fumbler is quite a big risk.
So to stop mountain mishaps and save this poor critter
I’m becoming a Crunkle-beaked claw crampon fitter.
Image ©2016 Chris Riddell