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West Beach Stench
updated: Mar 14, 2014, 7:34 PM

By Edhat Subscriber

There is a rotting - and smelling! - sea mammal under a pile of sand by West Beach's Sea Landing breakwater, midway down. It came ashore during the rains and someone has covered it with sand. It's now leaking and smelling with a hot weekend ahead. Who is responsible for removing it?

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 COMMENT 502844 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-14 08:02 PM

I'll take care of it, thanks for the heads-up

 

 COMMENT 502848 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-14 08:16 PM

844 that's a hoot!!! =)

 

 COMMENT 502850 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-14 08:25 PM

Call the Waterfront Dept in the morning. They answer the phones on weekends.

 

 COMMENT 502858P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-14 08:45 PM

850 - or is it the Parks Department? Don't they do the beach grooming?

 

 COMMENT 502861 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-14 08:47 PM

Nature is responsible for it. Just leave it alone and let other animals benefit

 

 GIGGLES agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-14 11:04 PM

OOOOOOOhhhhhh 844 I just laughed like WAY loud......that was funny....thanks for that.

 

 COMMENT 502870P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-15 08:56 AM

Don't know if someone can post the humor in 844's comment. I didn't "get it."

 

 COMMENT 502874 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-15 09:08 AM

Can't we take care of the rotting and smelly mammals on State Street first??

 

 COMMENT 502882 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-15 09:39 AM

LOL

870 I'd ask my doctor if my funnybone is dislocated.

 

 COMMENT 502885 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-15 09:45 AM

OMG 844!!! Just had hot coffee came out of my nose from laughing so hard - now I've got to clean up the mess, but I'm not going to ask you to "take care of it."

 

 COMMENT 502890 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-15 10:10 AM

874- don't we just wish!!!!!?????

 

 COMMENT 502896 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-15 10:58 AM

Just call animal control and ask for a dead animal pickup, if you get a recording, just tell them exactly where it is and the time and date you're calling, leave a callback number helps if they can't find it. Not a big problem. Down south you can call animal control if you've lost a pet and they may even just transfer you to dead animal pick-up so they can identify your pet if it's there, sad but true, it's just an animal morgue. I had to do this once when my dog got out, some people kept him for 2 months for their kids then went on vacation and took him to the pound with his original collar and my contact address, but i never gave up and they held him, found him the day before he was to go down, lucky me, lucky him! Stupid people who kept him, not right at all.

 

 COMMENT 502898 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-15 11:09 AM

City Animal Control is responsible for removing carcasses off City beaches. County Animal Control does the same for County beaches. Give em a call

 

 COMMENT 502904 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-15 11:46 AM

I'm with 870 on this. Try as I might, I don't get 844's comment either. Someone mentioned sarcasm. Should I infer that 844 means that no one WILL take care of the problem? What? Seriously, I'm trying to understand why a few people think it's hilarious. Could someone please explain?

 

 COMMENT 502909 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-15 12:10 PM

REX: It's one of those "if you get it, you get it; if you don't, you don't" jokes. For instance, I LOVE the Three Stooges and Jerry Lewis, but nary a chuckle out of me when it's Ellen DG, Howard Stern, or the woman on SB Channel 17 who does "Tutu Time."

 

 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-15 12:11 PM

I thought it was funny too..

 

 COMMENT 502916 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-15 12:37 PM

For those strugging to see the humor in 844's comment (me included) he is teasing the original poster as if to say that by posting that comment here the poster expected persons reading these posts would take some kind of action to eliminate the problem, and he expressed his attempted joke, by making his facetious offer to be the one to do so.

 

 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-15 12:59 PM

How do you know he don't work for the Parks dept. Maybe it's all cleaned up by now..

 

 COMMENT 502932 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-15 01:08 PM

I say let nature take its course and soon the carcass will be gone.

As an aside, the fact that two posts were deleted, but 874's and 890's posts remain, is one reason I stopped paying for Edhat.
874: "Can't we take care of the rotting and smelly mammals on State Street first??" would seem to violate rule #3 - No derogatory comments, particularly ones against specific groups or races.

 

 COMMENT 503011 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-15 03:27 PM

The notion that some random EdHat poster is the person responsible for cleaning up rotting animal carcasses is absurd, and therefore funny. And if the poster really did have that responsibility, s/he would have mentioned the position and department held.

(What's really spitting my sides is the need to explain this.)

 

 GIGGLES agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-15 04:21 PM

This is getting even funnier than it was before!

 

 COMMENT 503052 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-15 04:41 PM

I would like to understand 932's issue. I'm not sure which category set him off, but if he is, or related to any rotting and smelly mammal, both living or dead, or associates with any such rotting or smelly mammals, I do offer a most sincere apology. And hope that wasn't kith or kin on the beach.

 

 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-15 05:47 PM

Maybe they want to be anonymous man...

 

 COMMENT 503426P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-16 07:29 PM

896....If your story is indeed real I am glad to hear you got your critter back. The killer shelters give such a narrow margin. Imagine going on your dream vacation and the house sitter accidentally lets your prized mutt out and you live in the area where a kill shelter is run. You've only been gone three days out of 12, and the sitter doesn't know what to do. Even if she does her best upon instructions to her over the phone where you now sit and wait in dread. The person you talk to overlooks your mutt and he is never found alive. I understand why they have these shelters, but maybe they can add a day or so to allow our animals to be found and claimed. Extremely off topic, but at least it got read and maybe someone will get their critter back, or know enough how things are done to save lives.

 

 COMMENT 503459P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-16 11:46 PM

896....If your story is indeed real I am glad to hear you got your critter back. The killer shelters give such a narrow margin. Imagine going on your dream vacation and the house sitter accidentally lets your prized mutt out and you live in the area where a kill shelter is run. You've only been gone three days out of 12, and the sitter doesn't know what to do. Even if she does her best upon instructions to her over the phone where you now sit and wait in dread. The person you talk to overlooks your mutt and he is never found alive. I understand why they have these shelters, but maybe they can add a day or so to allow our animals to be found and claimed. Extremely off topic, but at least it got read and maybe someone will get their critter back, or know enough how things are done to save lives.

 

 COMMENT 503471 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-17 07:31 AM

I went out to the beach yesterday and the carcass was still there, so I confirmed that 844 was just being funny and was not a secretive government employee.

I volunteer at the County shelter and Animal Control has never gone to the beach to get a carcass to my knowledge. The disposition of marine carcasses is left to the vultures and time. And by dogs rolling in them.

 

 COMMENT 503628 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-03-17 02:54 PM

County animal control does deal with dead carcasses. Just ask Jan Glick how much fun she had with the whale carcass a couple of years ago.

 

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