Quozl Author:Alan Dean Foster The Quozl set out to colonize a new world--and found themselves invading one instead! — Their worlds overpopulated, the furry, long-eared, style-conscious Quozl routinely sent out Settlement ships to find new planets for colonization. Though it was bound to be a one-way trip, there were always Quozl ready to volunteer for such an expedition, wil... more »ling to die in the generations-long search for a viable planet.
At last the Sequencer had found a likely world, and the Quozl were ready to land--but then they discovered that the planet they'd named Shiraz was already inhabited by a warlike race called humans.
They'd come too far to simply back out. So the Quozl created First Burrow beneath an isolated valley in the Rockies, and there they lived their peaceful, satisfyingly ritualized existence, using elaborately gory artwork to control their own natural aggressiveness, and breeding enthusiastically. Everything was working out fine, too, until Runs-red-Talking ventured outside and met a human boy...« less