Jun 18th 2008 By Brian Childs
During the monsoon season in India, little critters are driven out of their burrows and on to high ground to escape flood water.
Unfortunately for travelers stuck in New Delhi airport
, a lot of these animals (in an apparent attempt to get out of India all together) have crowded onto the runway.
Dozens of flights have been canceled or delayed as wildlife rescue workers try to capture jackals, porcupines, dogs, cats and a variety of lizards
"The monitor lizards -- they look frightening but they are harmless animals," Kartick Satyanarayan of the conservation group Wildlife SOS told CNN
. "But they can grow about three to four feet long. And at the velocity a plane lands, the [lizards] can still cause damage."
While we empathize with the travelers' frustrations, we think it's important for the wildlife rescuers to save these little animals' lives. (Plus, we don't want a four-foot lizard getting any ideas about hitchhiking across America.)
Speaking of animals, we were inspired by the recent news of Leona Helmsley's dog getting only $2 million
from its former owner to wonder what other celebs would leave their dogs.
If Tinkerbell is a good dog, we think Paris should leave it the royalties to her next sex tape or at least the residuals from her next reality show.
Paula Abdul's dog probably won't get the majority of her "American Idol" earnings, but hopefully she'll leave it better off than she left MC Skat Kat.
We're afraid Jose Canseco will not only disinherit his dog, but also include a tell-all section in his will detailing every time the canine had accidents in the house.
Some choose to leave their canine pals money, but Will Smith would rather show his "I Am Legend" costar how much he cares with a kiss.
We hear Rob Thomas takes his dog into the studio when he records. For that alone, we think the dog deserves a hefty sum.
Tori Spelling got screwed in her dad's will, so we're thinking she'll be generous with her pug.
Naomi Watts' dog is living the good life spending its days on her lap. Any sort of inheritance would be icing on the Milkbone.
Perez Hilton's pup should get the gossip columnist's blog. He looks like he's ready to dish some serious dirt.
Star Jones Reynolds might want to set her dog up with guest spots on "The View." Look out, Elizabeth Hasselbeck. This pooch is pro-choice.
Haylie Duff should hit her sister up for some money to leave her dog, because her "Napoleon Dynamite" paycheck ain't gonna cut it.