Another Whale of a problem- dig a really big hole

About 200 miles south of us- at the center of the Oregon coast- the beautiful Heceta Head Lighthouse is the stuff of movies, dreams and many stories. This is whale season. Sadly, that also means when whales die at sea- they wash ashore and present a problem. What do you do with a 55 ft rotting and stinking whale carcass?

A Fin Whale washed ashore around the Hecta Head Lighthouse Park near Florence, OR. You can read stories about this HERE and HERE (credit some of these photos). State Officials dug a 11ft hole and are burying the problem today. If you have the stomach-(pun intended- you will see what I mean)- HERE are more photos by Real Estate Agent Rose Sutton on her myspace page. The smaller photos here are hers.