By Wyatt Earp | October 27, 2011
This little slice of idiocy comes from the Philadelphia Daily News. Ironically, the fish wrap is hyping up a story about a whale that was shot and killed off the Jersey shore.
Amazingly, there is now a $12,500 reward for information leading to the “killer.” Understand that we don’t get $12,500 rewards posted for information leading to killers of humans here.
A LIFELESS pilot whale was driven up the Atlantic City Expressway and laid out on a large, steel table at the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School’s New Bolton Center. Dr. Julie Engiles, an assistant professor of pathology, made an incision near the whale’s right shoulder joint with a large, sturdy surgical knife.
She noticed an abscess there and continued the necropsy as planned. She found the whale’s stomach and intestines empty, peculiar for an animal that can eat 30 pounds a day. Engiles returned to the abscess, followed a trail of infected tissue and bone fragments along the jawline until she came to something even more peculiar.
“We ended up pulling out a bullet,” she said. “We don’t typically get homicides here.”
Homicides? Are you out of your friggin’ mind? IT’S. A. WHALE!
There’s a photo of the deceased below the fold in case you’re interested.
Yeah, you knew it was coming. What can I say?