Monday, February 20, 2006

Counting Animals Deadlier Than Sheep

Orissa Government needs your help in conducting a wildlife census. But don't be ordering that safari suit yet.

First of all, you must be a WILEE. A "Wildlife Enthusiast and Expert". Preferably, a rich WILEE. Someone in Orissa government obviously worships Chuck Jones.

Note: If you are this Wile E, you are automatically disqualified. Also, please stay away from canyons and cliffs.

Is this a dangerous mission? Here's a blood-chilling excerpt from the website:

...provide an indemnity bond( in the format prescribed) absolving the organizers from any liability on account of any injury through unforeseen attacks by wild animals, death, illness or disease that might follow the tour even though the participation in the tour itself may not be attributable to such a happening

In other words, stay out of the kitchen if you can't take the heat.

All I want to know is, what are the chances of running into a Bo "Jane" Derek in them jungles?

(found on Hindustan Times, via

1 comment:

P said...

You scared us sufficiently by mentioning the stylish 'safari suit'.