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 Mulder to believes that the animals are perhaps being abducted by aliens.
Did You Know?
The episode's title comes from a line in the William Blake
poem "The Tyger". The fictional construction site where the tiger appears, "Blake Towers", is named after the poet. Blake's Tyger has fearful symmetry because a tiger is both fear-inspiring and symmetrical. Its stripes create a sense or order, but its power and wildness suggest unpredictable violence. God has created a paradox in the tiger. See more
At 28m 24s the camera is pointed at Kyle Lang, sitting at his desk.
Willa Ambrose walks between the camera and Lang. This reveals that the camera is looking through a window, and some lighted shelving behind the camera is revealed in the reflection from the window. The next shot reveals part of the set, and the window behind which the camera was placed. See more
I saw David Copperfield make the Statue of Liberty disappear, once.
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more