04 March 2009

'Possum Suicide Squad Stopped by Tragic Accident?

Conquest mixed-media collage by Morris Armstrong, Jr. proudly a.k.a. "Little Mo"

A paranoid human could be forgiven for wondering if this report (below) from the San Francisco Chronicle is just the tip of the iceberg, spearhead of an ill-fated 'possum terrorist attack on the San Francisco Bay Area. Lord knows the nonhumans have reason to want to shut us down before we destroy the parts of the planet that we haven't devastated yet:

(03-03) 12:29 PST PLEASANT HILL -- BART service between Concord and Pleasant Hill was interrupted for more than an hour Tuesday because an opossum got
stuck in a track switch, officials said.

The problems began at 11 a.m. when the opossum became lodged in the switch between Concord and Pleasant Hill. The switch kept trying to work, but with opossum jammed in it, the device's motor burned out, BART spokesman Jim Allison said.

Crews replaced the motor, and train service resumed after noon.

The opossum died.


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