SALT LAKE CITY — Reports have surfaced of an unusual creature which showed up at Intermountain Medical Center at Salt Lake City early yesterday morning. It seems to have a strange effect on the minds of those who see it: almost invariably, they begin to talk about how small or cute it is. Occasionally it has been heard to emit sounds which immediately provoke a sympathetic reaction in those who hear it. Experts from the hospital theorize that these may be mechanisms that allow the creature to survive and infiltrate a society.
It permitted itself to be examined by scientists. They found it to be male creature weighing 6 pounds 9 ounces and measuring 21 inches in length. A woman who came to the hospital complaining of abdominal pain apparently discovered the creature during her stay and decided to take care of it, as it seemed quite helpless. She and her husband intend to bring it into their home, although hospital officials have warned the couple against possible effects, such as insomnia and negative reaction from the couple's toddler.