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$200,000 squirrel overpass bridge…tax money at work

Ministers are planning to build a £100,000 wildlife bridge over a new road to protect Scotland’s dwindling red squirrel population.

The 375ft Kingcausie Wildlife Overbridge will span a section of the new Aberdeen bypass, near the ancient Cleanill Wood.

It will allow squirrels and other wildlife to safely scamper above the road.

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Now they’ll need to hire someone to teach the squirrels to use it.

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May 26, 2008 Posted by | animals, Dumb Bureaucrats | , , | Comments Off on $200,000 squirrel overpass bridge…tax money at work

Can’t cross over the bridge? Then cross under it.

More at El Paso Times

A 5-by-5-foot trolley resembling those used by mechanics to slide under cars was put to a very different use over the weekend. Border Patrol agents spotted it resting between two support beams in the underbelly of the Bridge of the Americas during a routine check Sunday afternoon.

It was being used like a rail cart to carry undocumented immigrants from the Mexican side of the bridge to the U.S. side, about 30 feet up in the air.

April 22, 2008 Posted by | People, Strange | , , , | Comments Off on Can’t cross over the bridge? Then cross under it.