“Bengal tiger inside area with water” by Chaz McGregor on Unsplash. If you look for tiger photos on Unsplash, the third one you get is a cat.

Who’s got the power?

A story about a dumb tiger and a smart fox

Shirley Lee
3 min readSep 17, 2018


One day, a hungry (but pretty dumb) tiger was hunting for food in the forest. Naturally it went to the waterhole to see if any animals were there having a drink.

There’s only a fox.

Well, that’s a pretty fat fox, thought the tiger. My dinner is settled!

But being a hungry and dumb tiger, maybe it gasped a little too loud. The fox noticed. He turned around.

“Are you planning to eat me?” the fox said, slyly, “You can’t eat me.”

“Why the hell can’t I eat you?” the tiger was quite surprised by this food item who dared to speak. “I am a tiger and you are just a bloody fox! You are below me in the food chain!”

“The food chain thing doesn’t work for me, dumbass,” the fox replied, “the gods sent me here to be the leader of all of the animals here. If you eat me, well, the gods would be angry, and I am really not sure what they would do to you.”

The tiger already had its mouth opened, ready to bite. It was too hungry for this sh*t.

“Duuuuuude, seriously, you are going to regret this,” the fox said without a hint of fear in its eyes. “Ok, if you don’t believe me, you can follow me for a walk in this forest. Everybody knows about the, erm, leader…