|Chief warthog's sounder|
When Pumbaa joins a warthog family in traveling across the land, they stumble across a warthog sounder. With permission from the chief warthog, the family takes up residence with the sounder. While staying with the sounder, the ill-tempered Growler overhears the chief warthog talk to his family, giving Growler the idea to frame Pumbaa for trying to take the sounder's land, which will get him in trouble with the chief warthog.
As Pumbaa continues to spend time with the sounder, Growler slips away and speaks with the chief warthog, lying to him that Pumbaa has plans to steal the sounder's land. Enraged, the chief warthog agrees to ambush Pumbaa when Growler leads him to the Rocks. With the plan in motion, Growler acts unusually friendly toward Pumbaa and tricks him into following him to the Rocks.
When the young warthogs notice that Pumbaa is missing, Growler's mother grows worried that Growler is getting him into trouble. Sure enough, Growler has led Pumbaa to the Rocks, where the chief warthog and his followers are surrounding Pumbaa. Satisfied, Growler leaves, but he is soon cornered by Simba and Timon, who demand to know where their friend is. Though Growler tries to escape, he is pinned down by Simba and Timon, and he reluctantly admits his dastardly plans against Pumbaa. Overhearing this, Growler's mother admonishes her son and banishes him from the family.
Meanwhile, Pumbaa is trying to reason with the angry warthogs. In his bumbling explanation, he manages to make them all laugh with his silly antics, and Growler's mother comes up just in time, breathlessly explaining her son's trickery to the chief warthog. Relieved to not have to hurt Pumbaa, the sounder invites Pumbaa and his friends to share one last meal of grubs with them. After the meal, Pumbaa says his goodbyes, and the three friends return home.
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