Norman, a paleontologist has traveled to South Africa in search of something, anything that will make him famous (at least in the paleontology circles) Norman has brought along the well known photographer who is called SNAP (yes, just Snap) and his assistant and wife Snip. Snap took many photos for National Geographic; he knows what he's doing. Norman wants a photographic record of his Dig. So far Norman has discovered an entire bison skeleton; spread across an area in the barren South African region. He is very excited by this find. Luckily he had all of his paleontologist tools handy to dig out the bones, brush them off and clean and carefully pack them up for further study. Snip was a help in this as Snap took photo after photo. Now Norman is inspecting a mysterious opening in the ground; Snap is ready with the camera.
Unfortunately, Norman is now searching for his lost wallet. when he had bent down to examine the promising hole in the dry desert landscape a prairie dog popped up, startled him and grabbed his sun hat off of his head. He also somehow managed to grab Norman's toupee (it may have been attached to the hat) The little thief scurried back down the hole with his loot. While Norman has decided to block the hole with a rock to try to trap the prairie dog until he can find the other end of the probably six foot long tunnel; Norman spies more bones near the fence and power poles nearby. Norman decides it is a small bobcat. Probably NOT prehistoric. Norman surmises that the small cat was trying to climb the power pole, possibly to escape another predator when it was shocked by the power lines. The electrocuted body is just on the other side of the fence. Norman will give it a decent burial when he, Snap and Snip are on the other side of the fence to find the end of the prairie dog tunnel. They get Norman's spare sun hat from the jeep and set off, now in search of Norman's hair, hat and wallet at the other end of the prairie dog tunnel. The scientific dig is not going the way Norman had envisioned, but a paleontologist must be ready for anything.