March 23, 2004

I Thank the Hatchet Man Who Split My Tongue

To show that the Jibbenainosay isn't interested in the mysterious deaths of humans only: he's been folllowing this story from the start.

Just at the point at which it might be worth at least suggesting how even when we don't just kill them outright, human habitation affects the movement of animals and hence, often, their viability, we get this instead:

"'Elk are incredibly adaptable, tough animals. They'll get by on thin rations and they'll make do somehow. But this year, nearly 300 of them paid the price for that adaptability,' Reed said." (Emphasis added.)

Remember that when you read your Darwin, kids, when you're thinking of your own "management options in the future": you're doomed.

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