Mulder and Scully investigate strange occurrences when an invisible forces seems to wreck the downtown of Fairfield, Idaho and an elephant from the local zoo is found lying on the highway some 40 miles away. No one at the zoo can figure out how the elephant got out of its locked enclosure and animal rights activists have been active in condemning the way the zoo treats its animals. It's not the first time animals have escaped or disappeared from the Fairfield Zoo but when an animal activist is mauled by an invisible tiger, they're dealing with something no one has encountered. When Scully determines that the elephant and the tiger had been pregnant leading Mukder to believes that the animals are perhaps being abducted by aliens. Written by
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The producers were initially concerned that the elephant would not run toward the truck for the show's teaser. However, the elephant thoroughly enjoyed the truck and the producers had difficulty getting the creature away from it. See more
Mulder is speculating on why the animals are not being returned to the proper location and says to Willa Ambrose, "I don't know where they're being taken, but there's obviously some problem getting them back, due to what is probably an astrological variation, a trouble with the space-time continuum." Even if Duchovny didn't blow the line and spoke it as written, the reference should have been to an 'astronomical' variation. See more
[Mulder's phone rings
If that's the lovely Agent Scully, tell her I've been working out. I'm buff.
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