“The universe is no narrow thing and the order within it is not constrained by any latitude in its conception to repeat what exists in one part in any other part. Even in this world more things exist without our knowledge than with it and the order in creation which you see is that which you have put there, like a string in a maze, so that you shall not lose your way. For existence has its own order and that no man’s mind can compass, that mind itself being but a fact among others.”—“The judge on the extraterrestrial, on order, on teleology in the universe,” “Blood Meridian” chapter XVII (via bowtiemoustache)
They floated down from the sky Sunday — 2,000 mice, wafting on tiny cardboard parachutes over Andersen Air Force Base in the U.S. territory of Guam.
But the rodent commandos didn’t know they were on a mission: to help eradicate the brown tree snake, an invasive species that has caused millions of dollars in wildlife and commercial losses since it arrived a few decades ago.
What NBC doesn’t mention is that the “mice” looked like this. We kid, of course, but the above story is certainly an interesting look at how we’re forced to respond when humans accidentally introduce new species to an existing ecosystem.