After a heated debate about how fast Spot runs - we both said some things we didn't mean - the following exchange occurred:
David: This must've been pretty scary, but you've been doing great.
Kid: Hey, I'm not scared of anything.
David: Nothing? Really (unsure whether or not to entrust him with my fear of clowns)? That's pretty impressive.
Kid: Nope, nothing...
...except bush babies.
Mildly confused about what he was taking about, I allowed the conversation to shift, and soon he was all fixed up and on his way home. Later, a quick Google search provided the images that will give me night terrors for the rest of my natural life.
Wise choice, kid...