Acrid mold wetted by mud and persistent rain leaked in at the seams of
the white canvas tent. Dr. Flender wrinkled his whiskered face at the
stink and listened to static on loose headphones. Homeless ants crawled
over the folding table in a line across a worn star pattern. "I only
hear static," he mumbled to the Sheriff. "I can't tell what the
growling is. It's too soft against the noise."