the burrow beadle reports:
On making my accustomed early morning round of the burrow premises, I espied a canoe being hurriedly paddled upstream by a heavily muffled figure. On proceeding through the grounds I perceived that a large pair of dappled reindeer-hide knickers, bearing the emblem "Z", had been hoisted atop the burrow flagpole. I duly lowered these, and they will constitute "exhibit Z" when the matter comes before the burrow court later today. I am proceeding with my enquiries to identify the perpetrator of this impertinence, and as a preliminary step I have applied to the Lappland authorities for a visa in order to visit Santa's stable and check that no reindeer are missing. I shall report on the progress of my investigations in due course.