Friday, March 25, 2016

In Holland, even the boondoggles are adorable!

News out of Holland that a pedestrian bridge costing 150,000 euros has only been used 5 times in two years.

By red squirrels.

For realz.

On reflection, I'm not even sure this is a boondoggle. Lets say 3 squirrels a year use the bridge and it lasts for 30 years with no maintenance.

That's 90 fuzzy lives saved for a lousy 150,000 Euros, or a smidge over 1,500 euros per squirrel.

So tell me again what the problem is.

Rock on Low Countries. Rock on.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

To be fair, not every bridge-using squirrel would have died. In fact, maybe this bridge selects in favor of the smarter squirrels - this intelligence might also cause those squirrels to stop and wait for a lull in traffic, which means they may have lived anyway.

Regardless... I see through your insincere tongue-in-cheek defense of the bridge. Tell me, who are you to put a price a squirrel's life?