Two Otters Are Better Then One. Now With Mice!

Today’s sappily cute story

When the keepers shut down the otter exhibit at Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens Sunday, they left one otter out in the exhibit overnight.

When they came back to open up Monday morning, there were two.

Nope, there wasn’t a birth.

A wild North American river otter had found its way in to make itself part of the exhibit. Craig Miller, curator of mammals, said that’s the first time he’s heard of that happening at the zoo.

“We get birds or squirrels coming in, of course,” he said. “And we may find possum remains in the lion yard. But never this.”

They captured him, and “since he was a first time offender,” let him go.

More: speaking of cute fuzzy bunnies mice

Talk about a pet project. A tiny mouse with the longtime backing of a political giant may soon reap the benefits of the economic-stimulus package.

Lawmakers and administration officials divulged Wednesday that the $789 billion economic stimulus bill being finalized behind closed doors in Congress includes $30 million for wetlands restoration that the Obama administration intends to spend in the San Francisco Bay Area to protect, among other things, the endangered salt marsh harvest mouse.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi represents the city of San Francisco and has previously championed preserving the mouse’s habitat in the Bay Area.

Now, this may be a nice project – though certainly WAY too expensive – but, what does it have to do with stimulating the economy and creating jobs? Unless it is a way to hire the deadbeat hippies who are constantly stoned from Queen Nancy’s district. Just don’t call it pork, kinda like how you can’t call the $8 billion railway put in the Porkapalooza Bill for Dingy Harry pork. I’m waiting for another one of the Dems patented and juvenile “We Won!”‘s p-((

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4 Responses to “Two Otters Are Better Then One. Now With Mice!”

  1. John Ryan says:

    maybe there is a link here to global cooling

  2. Nope. Not this time.

  3. John Ryan says:

    if a “scientist” in Romania said that there was a link between wild river otters moving into a zoo and future global cooling would you post it ?

  4. Sure. You have one?

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