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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Llama Drama in Western Maine Woods

Something tells me that the story in the Bethel Citizen about a llama hunt in the White Mountain National Forest is the paper's annual April Fools' Day joke.
Even as reported llama sightings have increased in recent years — clustered heavily in remote regions of the Pemigewasset and Caribou-Speckled Mountain wilderness areas — the Forest Service steadfastly denied their existence.

“Just read the damn Forest Plan!” an exasperated WMNF spokesman snapped when persistently pestered about the problem at a 2004 community scoping session in Gilead.

“Do you see any reference to ‘llamas’ in the Forest Plan? No, you do not. And if there are no ‘llamas’ in the Forest Plan, then ipso facto there are no ‘llamas’ in the Forest.” [Link]
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At 7:51 AM, March 31, 2006, Blogger Michelle Souliere said...


Chris, I insist (very humbly) that you cross-post this on Strange Maine. How can you NOT?!!

Gah, llamas!!

(Did you go to listen to the call of the wild llama via the link at the bottom of the article? Totally worth it.)


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