Then repeatedly running over it with a truck.
I probably over did it in that second panel. On the other hand, these backgrounds are lookin' a lot better now that I know about the pencil/paintbrush tool shift click trick.
Assuming I'm gonna be playing this game for a couple of years as I did with the last one, I'm bound to find a bunch of happenstances that wasn't meant by the designers to be noticeable or anything special, but I find quite entertaining. Such as the bulletin board bird flying really close to the screen.
Hopper's lack of interest represents how I assume most sane people would react to this phenomenon.