Stephan Rovernut is the Mayor of the Squirrel Community. One day on his way to work, a large hawk makes him his victim. Somehow Stephan survives the attack but loses his tail. The event then becomes known in the community as the Incredible Injustice.
Sly Slick, the least liked member of the community, now claims the Mayor should be removed from office since he is no longer whole without a tail. He looks upon the event of the Incredible Injustice as an opportunity to become the Mayor. He also becomes obsessed and will stop at nothing in his attempt to oust the present Mayor.