What is going on here? There are broken branches all over the ground.
We haven’t had any storms around here lately. None of that nasty thunder and lightning and not even any rain or hail. Maybe some wind, but not enough to knock all these branches down.
I’d better get my Detective Dog hat on and check this out.
That’s better. Now I can check for clues.
Wait a minute! Look at that tree that’s surrounded by all these loose branches. Somebody has hacked it all up.
I wonder if somebody else brought all these branches here to try and repair the tree.
If that’s what happened they left before they finished.
Now I have even more mysteries.
What to do? What to do?
Guess I’d better look for more clues.
Hey, I think I just saw a hawk fly by.
Maybe the hawk brought all those branches here and it flew away to look for more.
Or maybe little mice brought the branches and the hawk chased them off.
It would probably take a lot of little mice to carry each one of those branches.
I bet that would look pretty cool – seeing all those little mice work together.
Maybe if I hang out here for awhile the hawk won’t come back and the little mice will get brave and come out again.
I think I’ve solved another mystery.
Oh, wait! I’ve got two mysteries. I know that little mice brought the branches, but who hacked that tree up in the first place.
Maybe the little mice know. I think I’ll just wait here and ask them.