Saturday, January 5, 2008

Those pesky critters

Newsflash from Nevada: if levees have holes in them, they're likely to break.

This was the scene Saturday in a small Nevada town where a levee broke under strain from heavy rain — and from burrowing critters who likely made the levee look like Swiss chesse from the inside.

The lesson shouldn't be lost on San Joaquin residents. We've got plenty of levees, and no shortage of ground squirrels, with each passing moment making our tenuous flood defenses weaker. Maybe it's time for an emergency hunting season.

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