Friday, November 30, 2007

Something Old, Something Newt

Site For Sore Eyes

A Welsh builder spent $325,000 on a special new habitat for a protected species of newt, then discovered there were only two on site. Anwyl Construction was forced to create a habitat as part of its 26-property development because of the existence of great crested newts. After the company finished work on the habitat, environmental specialists arrived to move the newts to their bespoke home. But they found only two.

FOOTNOTE: Two’s company, three’s a frown.

7 comments:

Hammer said...

We have similar issues with spotted owls. Sometimes logic takes a back seat to conservation.

david mcmahon said...

Hi Hammer,

Any 'owls of protest?

Cheers

David

imac said...

Guess you could say Thanks for Newt.

Ornery's Wife said...

I am all for saving species, but not at that sort of expense! Those are some pretty expensive birds! And what happens if the environment isn't to their liking? They move on and find a new home and the poor developer is left with an empty nest. How sad!
TM

The Egel Nest said...

Alternate Footnote:

This area was clearly newt-ered.

Bradley
The Egel Nest

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

I hope the newts were male and female.

~Fathairybastard~ said...

"She turned me into a newt!"

"I got betta."