Sometimes I run across a story that is just too amazing to pass up. This one had me just shaking my head in disbelief. No, it has nothing to do with BI, data warehousing or even business unless an analogy can be drawn. Be warned though -- If you have a weak stomach, stop reading now.
OK -- here it is. I am calmly reading the Denver Post newspaper when this story pops out (literally) at me. Apparently a 13 foot python exploded when it tried to swallow a LIVE 6 foot alligator -- whole -- in the Florida Everglades recently!
AP / Everglades National Park
The carcass of a six-foot American alligator is protruding from the mid-section of a 13-foot Burmese python Monday, Sept. 26, 2005 in Everglades National Park, Fla., after the snake apparently swallowed the alligator resulting in the deaths of both animals.
Talk about your eating disorders!
Frank Mazzotti, a University of Florida wildlife professor put it succinctly "It means nothing in the Everglades is safe from pythons, a top-down predator."
A top-down predator? Do they really talk like that?
One can't help but wonder if this is an ominous analogy for a large software company who recently gobbled up another large software company. Just thinking out loud...
Yours in BI Success,
Posted October 7, 2005 2:27 PM
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