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Animals Attack Human Technological Infrastructure

We are accustomed to termites feasting on our homes' timbers and mice gnawing in the walls, but in recent years many species have developed a taste for more sophisticated fare:

Squirrels, rabbits, langurs, and others species are also on the attack in all countries.

(Ager, Derek; "Unwary Animals and Vicious Volts," New Scientist, p. 47, January 9, 1993.)

Comment. We mustn't forget that sperm whale that got tangled up in an undersea cable over a mile down!

From Science Frontiers #87, MAY-JUN 1993. � 1993-2000 William R. Corliss