There ssseem to be a lot of folks attacking provinces with ssscouts and then not retreating. My sssspies have ssseeen it happen to others.
I am glad to get notification publicly and not have to whine about it through back channels. It would have been an odd way to spend two scouts when you do have armies on my border.
You have looked upon the glory of T-rex. Other than that there was no harm. Your money holds little value to me, but I would accept two gems of any type, one for each province.