Catch and release


Last week we went to a party at the zoo. While we watched the adult cheetahs chow down on rabbits, the keepers told us that cheetahs are site-hunters, so if a potential meal stops moving they tend to lose interest.

After a few cocktails, it occurred to me that it would be a great idea if people with a profusion of squirrels in their neighborhoods could trap the squirrels and turn them into the zoo for predator diet-enrichment.

It seemed like a good idea at the time.

Watching the squirrels decimate a neighbor’s garden a few days later, it seemed like an even better idea.

I’m sure there are all kinds of ethical issues around this idea, but but you can just let me have my fantasies, can’t you?

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  • I see no downside to that plan.

    • meanlouise

      It’s not like I want to incapacitate the squirrels, if they get out of the pens, they have all of rock creek park to roam around in. And if they don’t, it’s probably a quicker and more humane death than being hit by a car. Win-win.