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  1. I assume that the wolf is fertilizer, but that doesn’t explain the police. I thought that predators murdering prey (and prey defending themselves) was perfectly legal in this strip, so I don’t know why Kevin would call the police in the first place. The police may be commenting that Kevin is such a good predator-killer that there would be no people left to plant gardens without him.

  2. I was thinking of sending this in as a CIDU, too. But with more time, I have a possible explanation.

    Most crops are planted in the Spring. So, planting in the Fall is one of those, “You don’t see that every day” moments. The crop labels are just adding insult to injury.

    I don’t think it’s all that funny, but it makes at least some sense to me, now.

  3. What exactly do the police do in this world? Maybe murder is legal, but theft is still illegal?

  4. Murder is illegal in the K&K ‘verse. Predation isn’t considered murder, rather like the way self-defense isn’t murder in our-world US law.

    This comic makes zero sense to me, either.

  5. I also concur with Arthur.

    Why did bunny call the cops? In case they were working a “missing persons” case regarding wolfie.

  6. The wolf is a predator, about to kill Dewclaw. Dewclaw defeated him, planted him face down, and used his legs for stakes to hold the seed packets.

    Then he called the cops.

  7. I thought so at first, but the tail looks canine. I don’t read the strip enough to say.

  8. carlfink: “Murder is illegal in the K&K ‘verse. Predation isn’t considered murder, rather like the way self-defense isn’t murder in our-world US law.”

    Wow, this just brings up so many questions for me. What are the rules to determine what’s predation, and what’s murder? If a wolf kills a bunny in anger after a traffic altercation, can he get away with it if he immediately eats the bunny and says it was hunger, rather than road rage? If so, isn’t the legal system systematically unfair to herbivores, since the bunny doesn’t have the same ability to post hoc justify it’s road rage induced murder? Does predation only cover the right to kill and eat someone, or can it also justify taking their property? So many questions. I do hope there are several hundred pages of Kevin and Kell exploring all the legal nuances of predation vs. murder.

  9. Those questions have their equivalent in the ‘stand your ground’ laws that have been enacted in many states, Florida being one of them.

  10. Argument for cat: In the last panel, there are no claws on the feet of the deceased. Cats have retractible claws.
    Argument for not-cat: Cat ears face forward. This predator’s ears face backward.

    Conclusion: Hybrid.

  11. I suppose it’s policy in that world to notify the police when you kill someone, so that they can arrange for the coroner and the death certificate so the widow can collect life insurance.

  12. @ James Pollock,
    “Argument for cat: In the last panel, there are no claws on the feet of the deceased. Cats have retractible claws.
    Argument for not-cat: Cat ears face forward. This predator’s ears face backward.

    Conclusion: Hybrid”

    Except rear claws are not retractable, and a cat’s ears are multi-directional.

    But I still like the hybrid idea.

  13. K&K just has too many plot holes.

    Like one of the things that just bugs the heck out of me is that they are trying to make it seem like interspecies relationships are taboo. Like their version of like gay marriage. There’s a comic from back when his sister got killed off and the human version took her place. Someone was explaining to her that animals don’t bat an eye at gay marriage, as evidenced by a rhino and horse female couple prepping for the big day that was coming up, and that its interspecies that’s the controversial thing. Like they literally have this “Support group” but in the comic, the relationships are UBER common.

    Like i think the only “Straight” couples that i really saw being shown as of about a year ago is the little bear cub’s parents, there’s this rabbit that was(Is?) in a relationship with a rabbit and her uncle and his partner are both rabbits, a lion couple, and debatable on fenton’s parents(Bats completely different diets).

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