Friday, April 08, 2011

How Now Green Cow?

We mentioned a few weeks ago a rather unsightly dead-cow-in-the-middle-of-the-road problem we've been having here. Though we said it was in Querétaro, but thanks to some recently-installed signage along the road, we see that we were in fact in Guanajuato. Apparently, there's something of an infestation of cows infecting that state's highways. Luckily for the bovine-vulnerable drivers of Guanajuato, local officials have a plan:

The problem of cattle roaming the streets of the city is serious, said councilman Israel Cabrera Barrón, who said he would paint the cows fluorescent green so that the authorities would be able to see them.

This is one government make-work program we frankly cannot wait to see in action. We've never tried to paint a herd of cattle fluorescent green before, but we're willing to wager it's even more difficult than we imagine.

4 comments:

http://imustbecrazytoliveinmexico.blogspot.com/ said...

I can't stop laughing. It's the middle of the night and I should be sleeping because I worked a 17 hour day at a spelling bee in Monterrey and had to keep track of eight 10-year-olds with more energy than I can deal with making me very bone-weary tired so I can't think straight and here I am laughing at your latest commentary on life in Mexico.

P.S. In addition to watching out for cows on the road, we have to watch out for horses too.

http://imustbecrazytoliveinmexico.blogspot.com/2009/09/there-should-be-road-sign-that-says.html

Burro Hall said...

It's probably best that we paint everything that moves fluorescent green. Horses and children included.

Ghost of Timothy Leary said...

Cool idea. Green cow... pink burros... orange horses... and, with a couple of LEDs, and a little battery pack, the chickens would really stand out.

Wow... think of the potential for the hallucinogens trade!

Anonymous said...

And here's the company we need to handle a job like this -- 'cause they're painting the lawns in Arizona green. http://turfpainter.com/
Here's The NYTimes story:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/10/us/10grass.html?hp