Kite Crickets were starting their early sundown song as the machines finally began to silence their engines. The humans had gotten started much later today then the rest of the week. Their machines, the large plowing ones in specific, had been stalling out. Something had tampered with the wiring beneath the engine, chewed it apart in fact. The only hint that was left were a set of wolf prints leading back to the giant grove of forestry. It had rained last night as well which made the prints even more pronounced as they disappeared behind a large pine tree where leaf-brush picked up, covering most tracks that hadn't been completely washed away already by the downpour. Each night it was different, a different animal leaving different tracks doing different damage. However, each time it was getting worse and worse. The first few nights it was just minor things like a few buttons chewed off on a crane or a truck tire punctured by a rather large item. The workers had just assumed it was a male deer seeing it's reflection in the shiny hub-cap and thus attacked. But over the past week it had gotten quite a bit worse and much harder to recover in reasonable time. Monday all three of the loading trucks had been flipped by what appeared to be some gigantic animal, later identified by its' tracks as an elephant. But that was completely impossible, there was no way an elephant could be running around in such a forest without drawing attention. Next, on Tuesday it appeared that a large feline, possibly a lion or tiger chewed off the shifting gears and most of the tires from several other machines. Last night a small canine had ducked under the bulldozers that had gotten fixed and chewed out the wiring. Now it was Thursday and a large hawk was watching from the tallest pine tree still standing by the edge of the clearing. It's eyes were a piercing bright yellow in the twilight as the sun began to dip below the horizon, lighting his feathers in silvery-golds. Oh yes, the creature was watching and waiting once again for the humans to head home to their families. He didn't have a family...he didn't need a family. The only thing Kite wanted was his forests' safety.