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Posted on 06/02/2011 8:19:59 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Caterpillars stop train in China
Tags: caterpillars, News, train, World, Oddly enough, China
Jun 2, 2011 00:48 Moscow Time
Caterpillars. Photo: EPA
In the north of China a train ground to a halt due to hordes of caterpillars crossing the railroad tracks in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
The freight train was forced to slow down first, and then stop for three hours. According to Xinhua agency, the caterpillars had covered about a kilometer of the tracks. The train was able to move only after road workers resorted to shovels and brooms to clear the rails from this unexpected impediment.
Entomologists believe that the caterpillars were forced to set off in search of food after they had picked clean the leaves of apricot trees on a nearby hill.
Seems like I’ve heard of this happening with crabs on Christmas island.
Crushed critters are slippery.
Bet that stank to heaven.
So, they don’t have birds in China?
Did they kill them all with clouds of toxic smoke or something?
Why did the train have to stop? Would the little caterpillars cause a derailment? I know, I’m heartless!
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