Council builds £190,000 bridges for mice
Council bosses in South Wales have been slammed for spending £190,000 on building bridges - for dormice.
Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council put up three highwire walkways so the rodents could cross a bypass safely.
The mice will be protected from nearby predators and will be kept safe from traffic on the Church Village bypass, which opens next month after a 20 year wait.
The three bridges will help them move between habitats either side of the newly-built £90m stretch of road between Pontypridd and Talbot Green.
Local resident Nichola Thomas, 34, said: "There are more pressing issues that the council could be spending money on. I find it absurd that they have spent such an obscene amount of cash on this bridge."