Thursday, April 28, 2005

It's a Wild Life

From The Kansas City Star:
The Elvis of birds has been spotted: The sighting of an ivory-billed woodpecker, a bird believed to have been extinct since the 1940s, has been confirmed in the "Big Woods" region of eastern Arkansas.

I'm sure an investigation of the failure of US intelligence agencies to find this bird is impending. Will Graceland be implicated? Stay tuned ...

In other wild news, German toads are exploding.

Yet another US intelligence failure regarding Wildlife of Mass Destruction! Who can believe them anymore? It's time for a complete overhaul of these agencies. Exploding toads. What is this world coming to?

Update: For those readers who are now wild with anxiety about our amphibian friends, I send you good news that I hope will balance your fears with hope*:
Peruvian officials saved some 4,000 endangered frogs from being whizzed into popular drinks.

As Comrade Tovarich notes, today is Green Day (緑の日, midori no hi) in Japan. Nothing like woodpeckers, toads, frogs and solar power to celebrate, I say.


*Not for the toads, of course.

Update: Well, I was worried, anyway.

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