In a strange evolutionary twist the increasing potholes in the Byron Shire have spawned the Pothole Palm. The first sighting of the Pothole Palm was last night in Mullumbimby on Main Arm Road near the corner of Coolamon Scenic Drive. The Pothole Palm, with its signature hubcap seed, was plucked from its nest just on dark to ensure driver safety.
However, not to be deterred the Pothole Palm was able to determinedly re-insert itself into the afore mentioned pothole in the early hours of this morning. Just after 7am council workers were on site to once again remove the determined plant from its nesting site least it should take root and start multiplying throughout the shire.
One local observer commented to Echonetdaily that, ‘It is perhaps natures way of dealing with the increasing number and depth of the potholes in the shire. In fact we should use the innovation and creativity that the region is so constantly touted for and export it to other shires as a way to not only slow traffic in congested areas but as an innovative carbon capture technique. Considering that there are members of the Liberal National Party coalition that are still climate deniers I believe we should be voting one and all for the future protection of the Pothole Palm before it becomes another endangered species like so many of Australia’s plants and animals including the koala.’