Momma Mammoth Returns to Her Rightful Spot...Trapped
Perhaps those of you who frequent Wilshire Boulevard along the La Brea Tar Pits noticed the new location of the trapped Woolly Mammoth near the streetside enclosure, as pictured above. Around December of last year, the fiberglass mammoth wrangled loose of its tether and drifted Southward, spurring this writer to wonder whether a new narrative was being constructed for the 40-ish year-old display. It would appear the middle-aged pachyderm merely broke free of her moorings and simply beached herself on the opposite shore. We have expended very little energy to track down the true story behind the Winter migration, though we suspect it could have something to do with the McNaught Comet.
We at LAist are happy to report that earlier this month Momma Mammoth was returned to her more familiar post, that of screaming for her life while her deadbeat husband takes the kid to Knott's Berry Farm.