- Human Body
- Sea Lion
- Jimmy Hoffa
Secondly, dead animal removal will not (that is NOT) pick up carcasses from the beach and their exact quote is: “We like nature to take its course.” What course is that? A shipwrecked one where 250 pounds of headless rotting flesh lies headless and rotting on the beach. Stinking. Did I say it stank? Well, it does. Stinks.
So if you walk the beach enough, you begin to see the same people. I am seeing the same people. I occasionally see this young father with 2 kids. The boy looks around 4 years old and the girl maybe 6. I see them sporadically and they are always the same regardless of the weather. The kids are barefoot. It can be downright cold and the kids will be running barefoot. It chills my bones but they seem to really enjoy it.
Anyhoo, we are walking up to the dead headless thing that smells bad. Did I say it was stinking? The little boy looks at his dad and asks “Which side to I walk on?”
The Dad answers, “Your right.” (Yup, even though the kid can take frigid water on the toes, the smell is fixing to off a few people.)
The kid promptly goes the wrong way. The dad corrects him to get him upwind and the kids run on down the beach.
So, I say to the Dad. “I wish dead animal removal would pick that carcass up.”
The Dad replies, “They like to let nature take its course.”
We both laugh.
Then he says, “I tell the kids it died of old age.”
“It’s missing it’s head. That’s not old age,” I say.
The dad looks sheepish and then confesses, “Okay. So, I tell them a shark bit it off.”
We both laugh again, and we’re not laughing at the poor dead animal because it is a horrible sight and he obviously suffered a very weird (violent?) death but we’re laughing at the absurdity of 250 pounds of headless flesh that won’t be picked up by dead animal removal, so we tell kids a shark bit it. The end.