The rotting, stinky, leaky carcass of a 48ft sperm whale has been stranded in the Hebrides of Scotland. It is wedged ever so tightly in a cleft and is proving difficult to drag as the large boulders (or small mountains) are more than a trifle stationary. And it could prove rather expensive at over £5,000.
Experts, at what we're not sure, are set to fly to Harris to carry out a post-mortem examination of the body.
Angus Nicolson, the local authority's environmental chairman (and don't you have one, too?) said: "It is the council's responsibility to dispose of the carcass. We may have to blow it up if it is physically impossible to get close in to lift it."