Every so often you come across a priceless quote in a random news story that proves once again life’s joys are in its inane details.
In the rolling hills near Walnut Creek, CA, mountain lions are on the prowel and are scaring the jeepers out of their elderly, retirement-home residents. One concerned resident, photographed below with air horns to scare away the 120 pound beasts, remarks:
"I am scared out of my mind," Michel-Lehman said. "Half the people here can’t see, the other half can’t hear, the rest can’t think — they need to get rid of these things now before something terrible happens." Now who can disagree with that?
(Hat tip: Scott Loftesness)
1 comment on “Half the People Here Can't See, the Other Half Can't Hear, the Rest Can't Think”
The land was the natural habitat and territory of the mountain lions before humans encroached on it for development purposes. The mountain lions lose access to their natural prey and come into closer contact with humans because their territory is shrinking. They have just as much a right to be there as humans. We should learn to live harmonously with nature, not get rid of it because it is inconvenient. Remember, these people chose to live where they are. There are risks and benefits with any choice.