It comes in as many forms as balloons as it carries. To some, it appears as a porcelain mannequin peering from a tree hollow. It looks like a vagrant to children. And to those of extremely poor fortune, it stalks the woods as a pair of oily slacks extending up into its collection of gas-filled baubles. Most often it sees you before you see it, and it will persist in negotiating a trade. Whether it asks for the contents of your pocket or the memory of your last meal, the deal is never in you favor. It's best to make your way out of the woods as quickly as possible lest the temptation for a balloon grow too strong to bear.