Silver Page 45: The Silver

Uncle Paul shows his niece Felicity something small, round...and silver...

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Silver Page 44: Seeing Auras
Uncle Paul finishes telling Felicity what happened the day Joy disappeared.

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Silver Page 43: What the Blind Mole Rat Saw
Mrs. Nacktmull and Felicity see something follow Joy down the street and around the corner.

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Silver Page 42: Photos of the Past
Uncle Paul and Felicity are looking at photo albums.

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Silver Page 41: Uncle Paul vs. City Hall
Uncle Paul makes good on his promise to take care of Felicity Cranberry.

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Cartoonist's Note: this is not an endorsement of violence against government workers, no matter how bureaucratic they act. This is a cartoon, and as such has license to indulge in a a little off-steaming. For anyone who's ever had to go through an important and annoying process, panel one is for you!
Silver Page 40: Mrs. Nacktmull’s Tale
Paul gets in touch with Felix Cranberry's neighbor, who is the last person who saw Joy and Felicity.

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The naked mole rat (Heterocephalus glaber), also known as the sand puppy or desert mole rat, is not threatened, but it's interesting enough to rate an appearance in Silver!

The species is one of only two known eusocial mammals (the other being the Damaraland mole rat) with a social struture similar to that found in ants, termites, and some bees and wasps. Only one female (the queen) and one to three males reproduce, while the rest of the members of the colony are sterile and function as workers.

The sand puppy also has a highly unusual set of physical traits that enables it to thrive in an otherwise harsh, underground environment, including a lack of pain sensation in its skin and a very low metabolism. As you can see, there were many reasons for Mrs. Nacktmull to run away and built a nice little bungalow in Treetown where she lives in peaceful solitude with her pet cat.
Green Dog Cafe: Triple Espresso
Silver Page 39: Lucky Rabbit's Foot
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The clever (and large) medic with the horns is a Kouprey, a wild forest-dwelling ox found mainly in northern Cambodia. It was discovered in 1937.There are estimated to be fewer than 250 kouprey left in the world. These low numbers are attributed to uncontrolled hunting by locals and soldiers, in conjunction with diseases introduced from cattle and loss of habitat. No kouprey have been sighted since 1983, and during the last decade several searches for the animal have proven fruitless. The 2008 IUCN report lists the Kouprey as Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct). There is no captive population. The only individual in a western zoo died early in World War II.

The airplane passanger in front of Uncle Paul is an Alagoas Curassow Mitu Mitu, a large, mainly glossy black pheasant-like bird. It was formerly found in forests in north-eastern Brazil, but it is now extinct in the wild.
Silver Page 36: Crepuscular Customer
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Silver Page 35: Nice Cold Ice-Cream at Midnight

Miss Cranberry storms out of the Police Station in a high dudgeon...

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Silver Page 35: Nice Cold Ice-Cream at Midnight

Miss Cranberry is facing Police Commissioner Fuzzbucket, who, despite having burned his feet after stamping on his poisonous toad employee, is about to make a very unpleasant discovery...

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Miss Cranberry is facing Police Commissioner Fuzzbucket, who, despite having burned his feet after stamping on his poisonous toad employee, is about to make a very unpleasant discovery...

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Silver Page 34: We Have a File on You...

Miss Cranberry is facing Police Commissioner Fuzzbucket, who, despite having burned his feet after stamping on his poisonous toad employee, is about to make a very unpleasant discovery...

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Silver Page 33: Ouch! My Feet!

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Officer Bufo is a cane toad. Glands on the back of cane toads excrete Bufotoxin, a dangerous poison. For more about these large, poisonous toads, click here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cane_toad
Silver Page 31: Meet the Commissioner

Miss Cranberry arrives at the Treetown Police Station for a fateful meeting with the top cop. (click here for previous page) | Read the Story from the Beginning
Silver Page 30: Infracting the Law

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