These Tribbles, whilst quite similar to the rather smaller furry balls I refer to, appear to have no wobbling eyes, stuck on feet or labels.
Maybe the ones I refer to are either a more sophisticated, evolutionary adaptation of the tribbles featured on Star Trek many years ago, or simply the juvenile form, which with maturity, lose the eyes, feet and labels, a bit like reversed amphibian developement. ( or possibly their fur just gets so long that the eyes etc. become obscured ).
Did Shatner perhaps purposefully introduce these vermin to earth as a gesture of ill feeling when he got sacked from being Captain Kirk, to make way for the next generation , or did he become besotted by the aforementioned cute cuddliness, and smuggle a couple back as pets, only to realise that without his previously outrageous salary, he could no longer afford to buy the vast quantities of tribble food required to satisfy their voracious appetites.
I shall try spending several painful hours in the " Shatnotron " in an attempt to glean more information.
ps. How do they reproduce? Do they go for the standard copulation method, or do they perhaps use something more advanced such as " Telekinesex" thus allowing long range reproduction.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.