It was something. It was really something. Of course, you've all seen the reports. There were other factors we hadn't counted on, adverse conditions in the paddies and manioc fields-we don't to this day know what predatory species were inadvertently killed off by the initial sprayings, it's just a mystery-but the weevils and whatnot took a pretty heavy toll on the crops that year, and by the time we dropped the cats, well, the people were pretty hungry, and I suppose it was inevitable that we lost a good proportion of them right then and there. But we've got a CARE program going there now, and something hit the rat population- we still don't know what, a virus, we think-and the geckos, they tell me, are making a comeback.
So what I'm saying is, it could be worse, and to every cloud a silver lining, wouldn't you agree, gentlemen?
Assignment: Make a food web of all the organisms affected by the spraying of DDT in Borneo.