MVO: This is a story about a small, fur-covered wrecking ball. Our tale begins in 1883, as the Indian mongoose is released into the Hawaiian undergrowth to control a rising plague of diseased-ridden rodents. As with all good tales, there’s a twist.
Unlike the mongoose, the rat is nocturnal, so the two intended enemies rarely crossed paths. Not to be denied its three-square meals a day, the famished foreigner soon discovered an alternative diet. One that would eventually read like an endangered species list.
So to those of you who may someday consider introducing a foreign object to the mechanical ecosystem of your Honda... don’t say we didn't warn you with this rather pertinent analogy.