Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Redneck Trailer-Trash Skwerls

Apparently the beloved red skwerls in the UK that they're trying to rescue from the Big Bad Grey Skwerls aren't exactly the classy type:

When It Comes To Female Red Squirrels, It Seems Any Male Will Do, Even Close Relatives
The researchers also found that the relatedness of parents had no effect on the neonatal mass and growth rate of their offspring. As well, whether or not an offspring survived to one year of age wasn't affected by having related parents either.

As I've proven recently, skwerls are alien invaders. Inbreeding isn't a big deal because they're just Replicators.

What bothers me is that there is someone somewhere being PAID to test the DNA and measure the neonatal mass and growth rate of baby skwerls.

Particularly when the threat they pose merits ACTION NOW:

Sewage flows into Lake Estes
A squirrel zapped by a power line disrupted electricity to an Upper Thompson Sanitation District lift station Sunday morning, causing a 30,000-gallon sewage spill into Lake Estes.
Somehow, according to district manager Jeff Hodge, the Fish Creek station’s backup generator did not turn on.
“It was the way that the power went out,” Hodge said. “It was one of those acts of God, or act of squirrel in this case.”
Fortunately, the accident happened around 4:30 a.m., when the flow to the lift station is low.
And by 8:45 a.m., the pumps were up and running.
And, also fortunately, a manhole cover kept any solid sewage from overflowing, so only liquids leaked out of the station.
The sanitation district is testing the water at Lake Estes and in the creek and other water sources to be sure the levels of fecal matter are not too high.

Need I say more?

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