Friday, September 3, 2010

The Dormouse Bridge

Ye Old Brits have lost their minds!!

Why do I say this?

Because they have built a bridge in South Wales for dormice.


So the dormice can cross the road safely.

I kid you not.

It's made of  steel mesh walkways suspended over the road by tall poles.

And it cost around $290,000.

I have one question for you to ponder...

Do the dormice know they're supposed to use this bridge?!!

photo © John Robinson

P.S. After I wrote this post, I looked up photos of dormice to include in the post, and I'm in love.  They're ADORABLE!!  I would totally build a bridge for them.  I would build a boat for them.  A cruise ship. An Airplane.  TOO CUTE!


NanU said...

Over here they build plenty of bridges for animals to get from one bit of woods to the next, but they're all very wide with high walls and a lawn so the beasties don't know they're crossing a freeway. But that dormouse bridge! What mouse in its right mind would even start? The mesh doesn't even reach the poles!

The Invisible Seductress said...

How would they know?? But I'm with you, I would walk them over myself...