The appearance of an endangered owl at Enterprise Park in Calverton has drawn the state’s attention and likely will complicate development of the site, where a water park and indoor ski mountain are proposed.

First of all, indoor ski mountain? Really? Now maybe I’m just a big old luddite, but…. indoor ski mountain? Really? I bet the hot chocolate they would sell there would really suck, too.

Secondly, LOL at Riverhead Town Supervisor Phil Cardinale for calling the timing of the discovery “suspicious.” Phil, dude, it’s not like Tony “Big Scope” Napolini down at the Audubon Society calls his cousin in the owl business and has him do a little favor every time we environmentalists want to put the kibosh on something like, say, an indoor frikking ski mountain. This is just Short-eared Owls doing what Short-eared Owls do, namely flying around until they find a piece of grassland that nobody’s paved over for, say, an indoor frikking ski mountain. Yet.

do you see a cop?

These, these are suspicious owls. Learn the difference. (Photo by the inimitable Todd Zino)

For more information, see the Long Island Pine Barrens Society

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