Noah Sachs forwards a link to these photos, taken by his friend Lars, who was out on the harbor today and took a series of shots as they got closer to that poor dead whale that's still just lying on the shore of a harbor island.
Please, just don't blow it up with explosives...
Explosives,you say? Might have to pull on my flame-retardant pants and reconnoiter that beach.
My dad worked with guys in the state highway department who were relocated to Eastern Oregon after this fiasco. Like being sent to Siberia ... oops.
aren't the coyotes and rats eating this thing?
They are kept free of such "recyclers".
are on the majority of the Harbor Islands, including Georges, where the whale has beached, and rampant on some. Coyote are on a few Islands but not on Georges, at least not regularly.
The population is usually limited by the lack of food in the winter ...
Going to be a big rat year, I guess.
Rats abound and probably have since wary shipwrecks.
My friends canoed overnight on one if the outer islands years ago and there campsite was literally overrun by the vermin.
overrun by the vermin.
Rodentophobe, anti-immigrant hate speech.
that's fucking hilarious.
( I blame auto correct on my phone.)
But well done Whitey.
You know those Norway rats, off the boat with no papers, took good scavenging jobs away from some American-born turkey vultures.
It appears the whale carcass has migrated from Rainsford to George's Island. Are we sure it's a former whale, and not just resting?
He's just pining for the fjords