In Magimi Wosha, there are also little scampering burrowers who wait at the base of the trees while the bears climb them. When the bear knocks the cheese down, these burrowers dart out and try to snatch it before the bear can stop them.
The bear might stay up in the tree, roar with frustration, and start on another globe of cheese; or he might push himself away from the trunk and drop down to the ground with his big feet spread, ready to seize the cheese before the burrower can steal it. If it’s a large globe of cheese, the burrower is unlikely to be able to escape in time unless the bear is too lazy to come down from its tree.
When the bear drops, the burrower abandons the cheese and scurries away down its hole; bears eat burrowers, too, when they can catch them.
But when the bear stays, the burrower drags the cheese into its hole and nibbles in glee. Tree-cheese is the most delicious of foods.