Hare

The biologist consultants of the Airport Group of Mexico City, dressed in reflective vests and jeans, caught a hare spotted between the bushes of what will be the third runway of the Mexico City New Airport, in a remote location north of former Lake Texcoco. These consultants have been hired by the new airport’s builders to minimize the number of animals and plants killed by steamrollers, layers of compacted tezontle rock, or the asphalt that will compose the substrate needed to support the landing of airplanes. In This search is more symbolic than effective, given the extension of the terrain as well as the time remaining before the deadlines impose themselves upon the agenda of environmental impact; during such search many small animals will be accidentally buried like anonymous cadavers. With the accelerated change of soil layers brought along by the construction, the creatures will have become virtual fossils by the airport’s opening date. The scientific name of the animal is Lepus Californicus, black-tailed hare being its common name. [...]