Perhaps I misread the article…
But listen carefully won’t you…to the sad, sad songs of a helpless beached whale.
If only we could push Streisand and Boehner off the highest fiscal cliff. Twice.
“Send in the clowns. Don’t bother, they’re here.”
40,000 Pound Carcass Rotting Off Malibu Beach And No One Knows What To Do With It
(Blaze) MALIBU, Calif. — On a private Malibu beach near the homes of celebrities like Barbra Streisand and Bob Dylan is a stinking, rotting carcass of washed up whale — and no one is quite sure what to do with it.
Los Angeles County lifeguards planned to try to pull the 40,000-pound carcass out to sea at high tide, said Cindy Reyes, executive director of the California Wildlife Center.
But fire Inspector Brian Riley said that’s unlikely to work.
“You would need a tug boat to drag it out to sea,” Riley told City News Service in a report Thursday.
“It is entrenched in the sand and impossible to tow free even at high tide,” Riley said. “Burial at low tide will be difficult as well as land removal. It’s in an area with bad access.”
The city was not sure who would do the job, spokeswoman Olivia Damavandi said.
The Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors was not responsible for disposing of the more than 40-foot body, said Carol Baker, who represents the agency.
“It’s on a private beach” controlled by homeowners down to the high tide line and the state is responsible for the tidelands, Baker said.
Something officials may or may not have considered is blowing up the whale carcass like Portland, Ore., officials did in the 1970s.