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Give a squirrel enough rope…

Arizona is spending $1.25 million to build bridges for endangered squirrels over a mountain road so they don’t become roadkill and then monitor their health. The expenditure is expected to save the lives of five squirrels a year.

The money is being spent, officials said, because cars kill about five of these squirrels each year.While most suburbanites may be baffled why anyone would protect a pesky squirrel, these are Mount Graham red squirrels, a breed once thought to be extinct. Only 250 of them are known to live near the top of Mount Graham.

The Federal Highway Administration grant will be used to build rope bridges over the lone road through the squirrels’ habitat, according to Arizona Department of Transportation

via Arizona Spends $1.25 Million on Endangered Squirrels – ABC News.

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June 17, 2010 - Posted by | animals | ,

2 Comments

  1. I can save them money! If they pay me $50K year, I’ll stand in the roadway wearing a squirrel suit and carrying a stop sign!

    Comment by hardedge | June 30, 2010

  2. …and I’ll make more than that selling pictures of you in a squirrel suit. 😉

    Comment by oldstersview | June 30, 2010


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