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To protect and serve and scoot around


Photo: Feb. 2008, (c) by Martin Cox

Martin Cox spotted LAPD buggy police at Echo Park Lake, with electric T3 vehicles that can do 50 miles per charge. They even have blue and red flashing lights. Beep beep.

Ecomorons hands the T3 vehicles a "greenwash award" -- something about electric power not really being all that green due to coal and whatnot. The site has cheesecake of the T3 -- on a red carpet.

Meanwhile, back at the lake, Martin and the birdwatchers also have been keeping an eye on the lake -- albeit on foot. Martin notes that the lesser scaup now are back for the season, looking very lively. The wild ducks are "definitely more lively" than the ring neck ducks, which they resemble (in that both species are black and white). On Sunday a bird count event was held at the lake (yours truly had the flu and didn't go). We're waiting for results, hoping the T3 scooters didn't skew the count in ways it will take us decades to fathom. Count: 400 pigeons, 300 American coots, 2 T3 scooters.

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