At 4:17pm Mountain Standard Time yesterday, a cataclysmic battle between Peeps and the Proofing Regiment of the Tiny Metal Soldier Army broke out, with tragic consequences.
According to reports, the source of the conflict occurred when a dispute over the ownership of a large cache of chocolate-y malt-y eggs arose. The unclaimed eggs appear to have been dyed in the pastel Easter-season colours that are customary to the Peep peoples, but the cache was originally discovered by a member of the Tiny Metal Soldier Army who continues to insist "Finders Keepers Losers Weepers." The eggs, which have been subject to continuous studies due to their ephemeral nature, and the fact that they only appear once per year, are a valuable source of happiness to metal people, and other non-metal people as well, which has led to battles of a similar ilk.
In this soul-stirring image captured by our intrepid field source, a lone survivor of the Tiny Metal Soldier Army kneels at the side of a fallen Peep and pays his respects.