Monday, August 18, 2008

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

A few weeks ago EIGN reader Jenn sent me this story from the Washington Post. I've been sitting on it for various reasons, including laziness, but it's pretty funny so I figured it was time to share.

Turtle's are now being used to hunt down your marijuana plants. Now it's not just scary dogs that are going to be sniffing you out. Reptiles are getting in on the game. How is anyone ever going to be able to grow weed any more? If we can somehow only train rodents then we'd finally win the war on drugs. While Nancy Reagan might be happy, I think that would piss off a large number of people. We'd end up with food riots, minus the food...

Okay. So maybe I took some journalistic liberties with this story (ie: embellished the story. ie: lied) in the previous paragraph; it turns out the US Park Police (who serve and protect some of my favorite places on the planet) just got really lucky when "turtle number 72" took a slow walk through the park and straight into a $6,500 batch of weed. Police simply waited for the 19 year old farmer to come in to harvest and arrested him. Oops.

1 comment:

jg3 said...

Arrested? Does that mean he's kicked out of the gene pool? If not, we certainly haven't seen the end of this line of trouble.