The animals had absconded from a container that toppled over. It was being transported by two Chinese passengers. The crabs, whose bodies can grow as large 10 centimeters — not including the legs — are a delicacy in Chinese cuisine.
via Large Crabs Escape From Box on German Train – SPIEGEL ONLINE.
Printed as a funny item but this is how disease and invasive species of all sorts are traveling around the globe – humans think nothing they do have any big consequences???
Israel plans to build 20,000 new settler homes in the West Bank, settlement watchdog Peace Now said on Tuesday, the biggest batch of tenders since peace talks restarted.
\”The housing ministry announced tenders for the planning of 20,000 settler homes,\” Peace Now director Yariv Oppenheimer told Israeli public radio.
But Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu\’s office stressed he had opposed some 1,200 of the homes slated for construction in the highly contentious area of the West Bank known as E1.
via Israel ‘plans 20,000 new settler homes in West Bank’ | Maan News Agency.
Did the camel transmit to the human or did the human transmit the virus to the camel?
via VDU’s blog.