"What in the name of James Madison's lack of height!?" Skipper exclaimed. He radioed Kowalski. "Kowalski! Get a visual on the লেমুর habitat! Stat!"
"Copy that!" Kowalski replied.
Skipper would know that scream anywhere. He and Rico dashed to the লেমুর habitat to see Julien, Maurice, and Mort backed up against the দেওয়াল of the middle rock in their habitat in fear. The three of them were staring at the habitats' দেওয়াল in horror; Julien's head was crownless, and he was cowering behind Maurice and Mort. Skipper and Rico looked to where they were looking at. পরবর্তি to the habitat's walls, another skull lay on the ground. Blood was spattered on the দেওয়াল behind it and on the ঘাস around it. Not only that, Julien's crown sat atop the skull, as if it were wearing it.
"Rico, sterilize." Skipper ordered. Upon command, Rico regurgitated sterile gloves for him. "You go deal with the lemurs. I'll take a look around for clues." He ordered again putting on the gloves. Rico nodded.
Julien found his voice first, but it was shaky and আপনি could hear his tears through it. "Um...bossy penguin? What is that being in my kingly kingdom for?"
"I don't know, Ringtail. We're gonna investigate. Just go with Rico and tell him what happened." Skipper replied. Rico lead them away from the crime scene.
It was 5 'o' clock now, so the light was steadily draining from the sky like water in a sink. Skipper began scanning the area for clues when Kowalski was heard on the walkie talkie again. "Skipper, is that what I think it is?"
Skipper answered back. "Yes, Kowalski. We have another victim. So far I haven't found any..." Something small caught Skipper's eye on the ground a few yards away. "Hold that thought, Kowalski." He set down his talkie and approached the object. Actually, it wasn't an object per say, it was actually a small tuff of fur. It was gray.
"Well, I took off my crown and gave it to Maurice to be polished." Julien explained to Rico, who was recording what they were saying.
"And after I polished it, I set it out to dry. When I went back for it, it wasn't where I'd left it. The three of us started looking for it, and a few মিনিট later we found it...there." Maurice finished.
Rico nodded. He tapped at the buttons to the speak-and-spell. "You-did-n't-see-any-one-leav-ing-your-hab-i-tat?" It ব্যক্ত for him.
The lemurs looked at each other, then shook their heads with a shrug. Rico nodded and hit the stop on the tape recorder, then went to go help Skipper with collecting evidence.
After a couple of hours of looking for clues and getting the lemurs' story, Skipper and Rico cleaned out the blood and took the skull and crown with them. Julien had insisted on them keeping it and ordered Maurice to bring him his spare crown. Now, Skipper and Rico were making their way back to HQ with the evidence.
"I don't know, Rico. Hopefully, Kowalski might be able to find something out with the evidence. And I'm sure he could work some magic with this tuff of fur. This may be just what we needed to crack this case wide open." Skipper replied. All of the sudden, they spotted Leonard walking through the habitats. "Hey, Leonard! What are আপনি doing out?"
Leonard looked to where Skipper and Rico were approaching him. "I...I don't know. I went to sleep in my বৃক্ষ this morning, and I just woke up lying outside of the chimps' habitat." Leonard explained rubbing his head.
"The simian habitat? How exactly did আপনি end up there?" Skipper asked.
"I don't know. I guess I went sleepwalking অথবা something. What's in the bag?" He asked pointing to the black sack Skipper and Rico were holding.
"You didn't hear the scream in your sleep?"
"No...I guess I was pretty knocked out. I haven't slept like that since the junkyard." Leonard explained. He looked down slightly. "So who was it this time?"
"Ringtail and his 'subjects'." Skipper answered. "We really need to get this evidence to HQ."
"Oh, sorry. I'll just go on to my habitat." Leonard ব্যক্ত turning and leaving them. "Let me know if আপনি find anything."
"Roger that." Skipper and Rico pressed on to HQ.
Once Leonard got back to his habitat, he sat down under his tree. How did he end up at the chimp habitat? Had he been sleepwalking? What had he done on his sleepwalk? Did anybody see him? All of these অনুত্তরিত প্রশ্ন was eating him alive. Suddenly, his mind shifted to the lemurs. Why couldn't the pit ষাঁড় just leave everyone else alone? It's him that he wants. What was the point in punishing all of his friends? Why can't he just find satisfaction out of coming after him?
He got up and paced around his habitat, but stopped when he saw something on the ground. He approached it and looked very closely at it. It was a drop of blood. He wondered where it came from. He looked around to see if anyone was watching, then he took a leaf off of a গুল্ম and wiped it up, then through the leaf back into the bush. He didn't know why he did it really, it just sort of happened. He started for his বৃক্ষ and climbed up, then sat down on his branch to think.
Meanwhile, Rico had taken the camera watch while Kowalski went to go examine the new evidence. Skipper was listening to the tape that Rico had recorded for him, then went into Kowalski's lab. "So you're sure আপনি didn't see anyone leave the zoo? And আপনি didn't see anyone go into the লেমুর habitat to set up the scene?" Skipper asked.
"No, sorry Skipper. I think they tricked me. I saw a breech made in Sector Leo. I focused in on that feed and when I saw nothing, I returned to the multiview screen. The cameras that showed the লেমুর habitat were down, and they came back right before I got your call. I searched all around the zoo and couldn't find anyone lurking about. Well, except for Leonard. I suppose he went for a walk অথবা something. I saw him leaving the chimp habitat." Kowalski explained.
"Well, he ব্যক্ত that he didn't know how he ended up at the chimp habitat. He ব্যক্ত that he just woke up there."
"Yeah, I know. Did the evidence প্রদর্শনী anything yet?"
"I'm still waiting for some results, but they're coming along. I should have some results in about an hour." Kowalski answered looking over some charts.
"Alright. Just inform me when আপনি do." Skipper ordered. Kowalski continued and Skipper went back out into the mainroom. "Rico, did ya find anything?"
"Ah-ah!" Rico replied shaking his head.
Skipper sighed. Without much evidence to go by, this was getting difficult.
"Kowalski, did আপনি find anything?" Skipper asked entering his lab once again. Kowalski was leaning over some charts that were sitting on his desk.
"Skipper...I've ran these tests three times now and I've gotten the same result. But...I don't see how it could be..." Kowalski answered.
"What are আপনি talking about Kowalski?" Skipper asked stepping closer.
"It can't be right..." Kowalski repeated.
"Kowalski, what did আপনি find out?"
"It's about the DNA results on the fur." Kowalski replied.
"Who does it belong to?" Skipper asked. Kowalski looked at him from the side, then slid a ছবি over to him. Skipper looked at it. At first he was shocked, then he was just puzzled.
Leonard had started pacing. Back and forth, back and forth, back and forth, to and fro. He was getting edgy. He couldn't stop thinking about how he got to the chimp habitat in his sleep. He turned again and the penguins stood before him in his habitat. "Oh, নমস্কার guys. What brings আপনি here? Did আপনি find something?" Leonard asked.
"Well, Leonard, আপনি could say that." Skipper answered.
"What's that supposed to mean?" Leonard asked.
Skipper looked from Kowalski back to Leonard. "Leonard, we're...we're here to খুঁজুন your habitat."
"Search my habitat? Why?" Leonard asked, suddenly feeling defensive.
Skipper hesitated. "When we searched the লেমুর habitat today, I found a tuff of fur. And..." His voice trailed off. Kowalski finished for him.
"And...when I acquired the DNA results...they were a match for you."