Friday, August 27, 2010
Rats....That's a Lot of Money For Rats
A council has splashed out a whopping £190,000 on building a fancy bridge designed to help dormice cross the road safely.
The high-wire walkways were built across a busy new 4.6 mile road in the Rhondda Valley so the construction didn't upset the local rodent population.
Three interconnecting tubes - suspended from 20ft wooden poles - are said to offer dormice a way of crossing the road where they would have once used trees.
The move has been branded a wast of taxpayers money by some… who also now suggest the chicken crossed the road for a council handout. A council spokesperson said the bridge was a necessary cost because the dormouse is an endangered species and without them no planning permission would have been granted for the road.