A rabbit, a fox and a bear are notified that they are to be conscripted into the Animal Army but, as pacifists, they agree they do not want any part in the military and start looking for solutions.
“I can bite off my own tail,” says the fox. “They won’t want a fox with no tail.”
So the fox bites off his lovely bushy tail, goes to the conscription centre and comes back with his rejection slip.
“OK,” says the rabbit, “bite my ears off. They won’t want a rabbit with no ears.”
So the fox bites off the rabbit’s ears, the rabbit goes to the conscription centre and also comes back with a rejection slip.
Then it’s the bear’s turn and the fox suggests they knock out all of his teeth with a stone, as the Animal Army certainly won’t want a bear with no teeth.
So they knock out all the bear’s teeth, the bear goes to the conscription centre and also comes back with a rejection slip, but looks a bit depressed.
“See,” says the fox. “I told you they wouldn’t take a bear with no teeth.”
“Yeth,” says the bear, “but they rejected me becauthe I’m too fat.”