198x, Szczyrzyc, Poland.

Cow 1: . . .

Tiger: . . .

Cow 2: . . .

Tiger: How long have there been two of you?!

Polish man: <Long as I’ve been alive.>

Cow 1: <Were there always two of us?>

Cow 2: <I think one of us used to be different.>

Translator: He says, as long as he’s been alive…

Polish man: <Babcia, also, used to say they never changed. But the word she called their kind was “embryos.”>

Translator: <Embryos? Of what?>

Polish man: <Just — her favorite term for their kind was “embryos.” Of what, she never said.>

Cow 1: <Were you the different one?>

Cow 2: <I don’t remember ever being different . . .>

Walker (thinking): The wolf and the “domestic wolf” are distinctive Beings. As is the domestic cat. Although that cat could get very wild-looking when it wanted. And cattle are domesticated as well . . .

Walker: Tell me about the wild counterparts of cattle.

Researcher: You mean aurochs? Wild oxen?

Walker: Yes, those. What do they look like?

Researcher: Mostly dirt at this point, boss. The last recorded specimen died in the 1600s.