Closer, closer, yep, that dead whale's still on the beach

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.

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    For all that is holy

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    Please, just don't blow it up with explosives...

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    Hmmmm....

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    Explosives,you say? Might have to pull on my flame-retardant pants and reconnoiter that beach.

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    Why?

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    aren't the coyotes and rats eating this thing?

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    Harbor Islands

    They are kept free of such "recyclers".

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    Norway Rats

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    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.

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    True, Rat

    The population is usually limited by the lack of food in the winter ...

    Going to be a big rat year, I guess.

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    Have you ever been on the Outer Islands?

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    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.

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    overrun by the

    overrun by the vermin.

    Rodentophobe, anti-immigrant hate speech.

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    well...

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    that's fucking hilarious.

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    Yeah my poor English made the rant complete

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    ( 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.

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    Norwegian Blue Whale?

    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?

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    Just resting

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    He's just pining for the fjords

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