EntropyThe doctor reached his thickly gloved hands into the steel box, careful not to hurt himself. The animal was feisty, as if it alone embodied the will of its species to survive. Seeing as it was the last, this may very well have been so.
A burst of red-and-black feathers flew up from the box as the doctor finally grabbed the animal. Moving with speed, the man in the lab coat thrust the bird onto the table with all his strength. It let out a squack of anger, or pain, or both, as the scientists strapped its wings down to the table. They had to work quickly, for time was running out. A nurse wheeled a machine over and began sticking electrodes to the bird's abdomen. Its cries of pain and fury were ignored, prompting the straps only be made tighter.
Realizing its futile state, the majestic creature tied to the slab relaxed, and a tear appeared in the corner of its coal-black eye, an almost-humanly sad face projected out to the doctors holding it down. And just then, the distinct smell of sul