BEDFORD, Mass. —
The American Gerbil Society’s annual pageant brought dozens of rodents scurrying to New England this weekend for a chance to win “top gerbil.”
I found this today, and I am left wondering if maybe the cable t.v. went out in Bedford. There is a society for a twelve dollar critter? Is it just me, or does that seem a bit extreme.
From the article: “The Bedford competition called for agility demonstrations in which the gerbils must overcome obstacles and race to the end of a course. Breeders of the small animals vie for coveted ribbons based on body type and agility.”
In my world they are not that far removed from rats. I guess everyone needs a hobby. That or clearly they need better television programming. Not to seem rude but I do not see this being a big tourism event. “Honey pack the bags, we are going to gerbil fest!”
May the best gerbil win.
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