Saturday, June 17, 2006

Surreality Across The River

A few Texas ranchers tired of costly repairs to cattle fences damaged by illegal immigrants have installed an easier route over the U.S.-Mexican border — ladders. "It's an attempt to get them to use the ladders instead of tearing the fences," said Scott Pattinson, who owns one of a group of ranches....

Paul Johnson protects his 2,700-acre exotic game ranch of zebras, scimitar-horned oryx and wildebeests with about 10 miles of high wire fence, and joined his neighbors in placing ladders along the way.
If I was sneaking into Texas and suddenly saw a zebra or an oryx, I would assume I had been out in the sun too long or had eaten the wrong kind of cactus.

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