.what if we don't have gophers...but very tiny Hollows? Or, better yet...hollow!gophers!
"Goddammit! That's third time one of those monstrosities ate my ball, dammit! And they keep moving too fast to konso! Seriously, what gives?"
"...I thought only human souls became Hollows?"
"...you're right...THEY DO. URAHARA! MAYURI! WHICH ONE OF YOU IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS PARTICULAR ABOMINATION OF NATURE?!"
Both Urahara and Mayuri looked at each other and, in unison, pointed at one another. "Wasn't me!"
Meanwhile, behind the group, Hanataro's face tilted downwards slightly, shadows crossing it menacingly, and he chuckled inaudibly. Everyone underestimated the medics.