I visited a friend’s house recently. Standing in his living room, he asked “Have you seen the bobcat?” I hadn’t. He then pointed up to the corner of the room.

I asked where he’d gotten it. He had been driving down the highway and saw the bobcat’s body on the side of the road. He then loaded it into the back of his Camry, took it to a taxidermist, and five months later it was perched in the corner of his living room.