An unexpected “peace dividend”…

Penguins stay snug and secure in minefields

Tuesday, September 27, 2005; Posted: 11:46 a.m. EDT (15:46 GMT)

KIDNEY COVE, Falkland Islands (Reuters) — There’s a mating ritual going on in the minefield.

Fortunately the would-be lovers are penguins, too light to detonate the deadly mines laid more than two decades ago during a war on the far-flung Falkland Islands.

Thousands of penguins and other feathered and amphibious friends choose to nest and rest in no-go zones. The British estimate that some 25,000 land mines, mostly sown by Argentine forces in the 1982 war with Britain, remain.

via Sherm on DBA