Friday, June 27, 2008

Wombat Leave?

An Australian official is taking some time off.

Ken Henry, treasury secretary and animal conservationist, has warned that hairy-nosed wombats are "on death row".

Mr Henry will be looking after 115 hairy-nosed wombats in an isolated spot in northern Queensland, with no mobile phone coverage and two-and-a-half hours on a rough track from the nearest town.

Although he'll have some free time in a few months, I have a hard time imagining Henry Paulson taking off to care for manatees.

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