So this is what happened to BP.
When the referee called for the race to begin, she didn't notice that Black Panther was stationed at the WRONG TREE!!
The whistle blew, he scampered up the Maple tree as fast as he could go. Little OBE suddenly saw he wasn't there so joined the race going on at the Ash tree. Then BP realized his mistake, tried to turn around and almost fell out of the tree!