Sunday, May 4, 2008

Close encounters

Out in one of the remote stretches of highway in southern Utah we had a problem with tortoises trying to cross the highway versus huge tractor-trailers hauling along at 55 mph. The tortoises usually wound up big time on the losing end of that one. Someone had the idea of installing tortoise crossing signs and stationing people to carry the poor little critters across the highway before they became roadkill. That got me thinking what else may be crossing some of those wide open spaces in southern Utah that serve as a top-secret thoroughfare connecting Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado and Nevada’s Area 51.

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