Thursday, August 18, 2005

Lions and Tigers and Bears - Oh my!

And now for something completely different...

Courtesy of Little Red Satan comes this highly amusing news story about a group of ecologists who wants to release lions, cheetahs, camels and elephants into Saskatchewan. While releasing lions and cheetahs would keep the gopher population under control, there is this ominous line for the story:

They note the potential for conflict between the big African animals and humans is "high."


  • What happens when it starts to snow? Frozen elephants?

    By Blogger daveberta, at 1:01 a.m.  

  • Didn't someone also suggest releasing African animals into the American midwest as well? I think this must be someone's idea of a joke. No competent ecologist could seriously make a suggestion anywhere near that silly.

    -Socialist Swine

    By Blogger Unknown, at 2:30 a.m.  

  • The animals would dry up and blow away in Saskatchewan's semi-arid climate. The ecologist had a silly idea.

    By Blogger John Murney, at 4:39 a.m.  

  • I don't think this ecologist has ever been to Saskatchewan...I'm not an authority on megafauna but wouldn't an elephant freeze to death in -60 degree weather with a 2500km/hour windchill?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:31 p.m.  

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