Congolese Peat Bog the Size of England

Satellite photo imagery revealed the probable existence of a peat bog in Congo-Brazzaville the size of England.  An expedition has now verified the bog’s existence.

The discovery team, from the University of Leeds, the Wildlife Conservation Society-Congo and Congo-Brazzaville’s Marien Ngouabi University, had to contend with dwarf crocodiles, gorillas and elephants as they explored the area. But they said the biggest challenge was soggy feet.

. . .

“We were inside the swamp for three weeks, and the only time we had dry feet was when we were asleep in our tents. To place the tent,.you have to build a platform because the ground is permanently water-logged.”

Hat tip to Ann Althouse.

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