July 24, 2007

Llama Brasi Sleeps With The Fishes

Llama's floating corpse poses mystery at marina:

EVERETT - Lots of things have floated into the docks at Dagmars Marina near the mouth of the Snohomish River.

Trees, logs, the occasional loose boat, a sofa, once, pumpkins around Halloween.

Still, when a llama - yes a llama, a 450-pound llama - drifted into the marina, it took everyone by surprise.

"I don't know where it came from," Everett police Sgt. Robert Goetz said.

Police are aware of the animal, a Lama glama, and have been working with Everett Animal Control and Parks and Recreation to try to figure out what to do about the dead Andean ruminant.

It's not clear when the long-necked beast died.

Since July 6, the llama corpse has been bobbing around the estuary on tidewater currents.

Never go against the family. Now fuggedabouddit.

Posted by Robert at July 24, 2007 03:11 PM | TrackBack

Good God. The police have time to be worried over a dead animal in a river? Tell me we couldn't fire 50% of those guys and be better off for it. Just leave the carcass alone and it will go away naturally.

"[T]ry to figure out what to do...": The life of a government worker in a nutshell.

Posted by: Hucbald at July 24, 2007 04:34 PM

Lama Glama? Sounds more like something Carl Spackler would say than a binomial name...

Posted by: ChrisN at July 24, 2007 08:27 PM