"Uh--it's only the wind?" I suggested.
"Wind, my spines!" Came a gruff but smooth reply--and slipping down from the coral reef and right into our faces came the dreaded Crown of Thorns starfish himself!
"You don't seem too happy to see me, neighbors." he said with a wry chuckle.
"It's just--uh--we expected to see someone else!" Starry improvised.
"Ahh--really?" replied the alien starfish. "Well, come poking around this little coral reef at midnight and you might meet just about anyone! Right? But since I am the only one here now--you might as well meet ME! Spike Jones, at your service!"