Friday, July 29, 2005

Dead Man's Cove

When you live on the water, you enjoy loads of special priviledges in life. Water sports, suntanning on the dock, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boats.....Oh yes, and the occassional dead body.

As of yesterday, a dead beaver has found a home in the alcove of our shoreline behind our house and down the embankment.....and, as ALL decomposition fans know, water makes any body deteriorate TWICE as fast.....which of course, when it's 95 degrees outside, smells FABULOUS!!!

After calling the humane society, LAST NIGHT, they agreed that it would be better if they came to get it becuase they like to do testing on the animals. HOWEVER, after the humane society turned out to be a no show last night, I decided to call again today, because the smell has become TWICE as captivating.

Apparently we're "on their list" for today's we've been hanging out, getting ready for the long weekend, we look outside to find TWO vultures swooping down our embankment to feast on whatever remains of that unfortunate beaver. This was the point that I called the humane society back. COME ON right? Not only is the air now thick with the smell of rotting flesh, it's got ravenous vultures......Who wants to come visit this weekend?

The humane society could not commit to coming to get rid of the beaver today, so I said we'd get rid of it ourselves....and they said that was fine. My dad wanted to get one of the oars to the kayak and push it over to the neighbors house.....The current will catch it, and take it somewhere else....the beaver AND the vultures will be someone else's problem. LOL

And if you think the beaver was bad.....wait one day...i'll tell you about the dead dog, dead deer, AND dead man that found comfort in our backyard.....Dead Man's Cove...can you EVEN imagine what a waterlogged rotting beaver carcas smells like???


Jennifer said...

Oh man, I'm so glad I didn't come to visit last weekend, funny that you didn't mention that disgusting beaver thing when you were inviting me!
Did I ever tell you the story of the time I had to remove disgusting rotting raccoons from under the porch at Aaron's dad's house? I'm sure I did.

Princess Pessimism said...

I wanted to keep the beaver a surprise to you much fun are vultures!!!

And as for the racoons. I remember on father's day, on Victor, something was mentioned. You didnt seem very happy about it...LOL

movie scary said...

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