June 15, 2009


"It took just 10 minutes for a dozen prairie dogs to outwit the creators of the Maryland Zoo's new $500,000 habitat. . . . Aircraft wire, poured concrete and slick plastic walls proved no match for the fast-footed rodents, the stars of a new exhibit that opens today.

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"Zookeepers had to bring out the nets to catch the escapees.

"'They find all the weak spots and exploit them,' said Karl Kranz, the zoo's vice president for animal programs and chief operating officer." More at the Baltimore Sun.

As Robert Frost put it, Something there is that doesn’t love a wall . . . .

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