Bridges For Tree Rats

by John Hawkins | September 20, 2005 7:59 am

You just can’t make this stuff up:

A Czech town has built a 10,000-euro (12,000 dollar) bridge to protect a handful of squirrels[1] from a busy road, without knowing if they will use it.

…”We think this construction is unique in the world. I myself witnessed two dead squirrels on the road in the space of two months and I felt we had to do something,” Sokolov mayor Karel Jakobec told AFP Thursday.

At the moment the park is home to just three squirrels.”

After reading story, should we be comforted that it’s not just our government that throws money away hand over fist like this or should we be more worried that this will catch on here? I’m leaning towards the latter…

  1. (12,000 dollar) bridge to protect a handful of squirrels:

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