MALIBU — A whale carcass rotting near celebrity homes in Malibu is causing a gigantic cleanup problem as authorities try to decide who's responsible for getting rid of it.
Los Angeles County lifeguards planned to try to pull the 40,000-pound carcass out to sea, perhaps at high tide Thursday, said Cindy Reyes, executive director of the California Wildlife Center.
However, that may be too much of a job, county fire Inspector Brian Riley said.
"Our lifeguards think this probably exceeds our capabilities," he told City News Service. "You would need a tug boat to drag it out to sea."
The city was not sure who would do the job, spokeswoman Olivia Damavandi said.