April 23, 2006 at 2:32 pm 2 comments

Well, thank goodness the U.S. isn't the only nation with incompetent, bungling, perhaps not-sufficiently qualified bureaucrats.

Just last Thursday, Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, the Environment Minister of Costa Rica, joined a group of ministry employees who were patrolling Corcovado National Park.  Their mission, which they chose to accept:  to ruthlessly hunt down poachers. 

Mr. Rodriguez assisted the employees of his ministry by promptly getting lost in the jungle. This resulted in  a frantic two-day search because Corcovado is populated by many large and sharp-toothed predators, including jaguars, pumas, ocelots, and crocodiles.  It is also home to  the scary looking giant anteater (Brrrrrr!).

Sure enough, when they found him, he had been bitten.  On the side.  By a vicious, man eating. . . tapir!   An animal known to be so shy it will go crashing off into the bush when it notices a human being in the same general vicinity.  This is the view most people have of the tapir.

At least he wasn't bitten by a sloth. 


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. goodhairday  |  April 23, 2006 at 2:35 pm

    I guess the Environment Minister didn’t know his environment of his country too well!

  • 2. Brian Herbert  |  April 23, 2006 at 7:17 pm

    Wow, what a story! That made my day :o)


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