In Northern California, Sonoma County to be exact, The Wine country, my old stomping grounds. The local paper reports that streets are being closed in order to build ramps so that the Tiger Salamander can safely navigate in their habitat.
The streets will be closed until some time in early February.
This is being done as another "feel good" project and is being funded by who else, the taxpayer.
Mexico probably has had more animals run over, chopped up, fried, boiled and roasted than imaginable. But in in Northern California, money is being spent so that the salamander can survive.
And they say the US is broke.
If you told the average person in Mexico that this was happening they would look at you like you were crazy.
And they are. With all the other important issues of the day, the money and resources are going to do this is beyond belief.
I wonder how they would taste in a stew or perhaps a taco?
And life goes on.........