Sunday, March 02, 2008

The Russian "elections". Food chain in Kremlin. No, sorry, in Everglades.

Medvedev and Putin are hitting the road. New positions set for new adventures.

I have been thinking about something cunning to say about the Russian elections, but so far I can't think of or find anything worth posting. Except this:

Putin goes to a restaurant with Medvedev and orders a steak. The waiter asks, "And what about the vegetable?" Putin answers, "The vegetable will have steak too."

Thanks, Time.

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But the most interesting piece of news I have so far heard today was two predators fighting, a python and an alligator, and the snake exploded. Really.
(Just a quick teaser.)

Snake bursts after gobbling gator. The predators died in the clash.

An unusual clash between a 6-foot (1.8m) alligator and a 13-foot (3.9m) python has left two of the deadliest predators dead in Florida's swamps.

The Burmese python tried to swallow its fearsome rival whole but then exploded.

The remains of the two giant reptiles were found by astonished rangers in the Everglades National Park.

The rangers say the find suggests that non-native Burmese pythons might even challenge alligators' leading position in the food chain in the swamps.

Read the breathtaking article here on the BBC web site. Thanks, PN, for copying this link as a note in Facebook.

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When the nature is teaching us a lesson, be quiet and learn. If Medvedev and Putin challenge each others' positions in the food chain, this might be their future, too.

(But in You Tube you can find an anaconda eating a crocodile. Über-exciting.)

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