I live near the Albany Pine Bush, a rare ecological zone that is under threat from development. (Mostly from the local mall, natch.) The mascot of the Pine Bush is the Karner Blue Butterfly, which I thought was a good choice. Until one of them took out this editorial in The Onion:
If I Go Extinct I Swear I Will Take As Many Humans With Me As I Can
I think people always expected that when the time came for us to go extinct, we'd go down all quietlike—that just because we're small blue butterflies with a wingspan of an inch, we wouldn't put up a fight. Well, I can assure you that before my kind dies out there will be a reckoning. Blood will run in the streets. Human blood.
I swear to you on all that is good and holy that before the Karner blue goes extinct, myself and the last remaining members of my species will take out as much of the human race as we possibly can. There will be mayhem. Children will die. People will suffer.
You can take that to the bank.
If my last post reads something like "OMG THEYRE DRINKING MY EYES" you'll understand.