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Monday, March 17, 2008

Most Fearsome Creature in the West

Check out the Washington Times story here. No matter what you think about the Endangered Species Act, the Greater Prairie Chicken is in trouble, due to over 100 years of abuse to its sagebrush habitat across the West. Its no time for handing out blame, its time for our sharpest minds to figure out a way to protect this bird, and the ability of rural folks to make a living off that land. As for corporations seeking to make somebody rich by destroying grouse habitat, well, its not like they have a constitutional right to destroy the world, right?

Sometimes I wonder if folks are really afraid of this bird because it threatens their livelihood, or if they're really just made uncomfortable by a male bird with inflatable boobs!

1 comment:

John said...

OK, based on the photo and reference to sage I'll be the first to point it out. You really Sage Grouse, right?

Not that your comments wouldn't be applicable to Greater Prairie Chicken and every other species of grassland grouse...

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