Just heard it in the news, a dead whale run ashore in Punta del Este (150 Km to the east from here); a large animal, 25 tons and smelling bad already. Since blowing it up has been proven to be a bad idea (we´ve all seen the video, haven´t we?) it was up to the navy to come with an alternative. They tied the whale to a ship and towed it 50 kilometers into the sea. They didn´t get quite that far, they lost the body when it broke loose of the ties.
Next day the whale was back… :eek:
It ran ashore again very close to where it was first found, now it´s been buried in the sand to rot. I just hope that next Summer we won´t have an undead whale stalking the tourist on the beaches.