Oh, somebody did think of the dormouse—and spent $290,000 on building the little creatures a bridge over a busy road.
The dormouse bridge crosses a newly built bypass in South Wales, and while the usual sorts are rabid with rage about such a huge chunk of taxpayers money being spent on such a thing, isn't it just...nice? Mankind is still capable of compassion. And no, they couldn't have just made a tunnel—the dormouse lives in trees and isn't really much of a mouse at all. [Daily Mail]