They say a picture is worth a thousand words. This one speaks volumes to me.
I just could not resist! I’m sorry. No, I’m not. We got a thing from Defenders of Wildlife today (you know, that fringe group), and they enclosed a card with this picture on it. I believe my exact words were, “Oh my God! Is that a crab?!” Ken said, “You know…Alaskan king crab.” I said, “I know, and you know I love crab…but who puts a huge crab on their table?”
A couple of readers have said they think this looks photoshopped. I thought so, too, but when I searched for the picture online, the photo is attributed to Stephen Nowers and McClatchy Newpapers, and has a 2008 copyright for the Seattle Times Company. Although I’ve also seen another credit given to “Anchorage Daily News/MCT—Landov.” It states that it was taken in her Anchorage office, and the bear was shot by her father. Here’s the link to the New York Times story that included the photo.
If anyone can find anything showing that it’s a fake, I’ll be happy to print a retraction. From what I’m finding—and I did look before I posted it—it’s legit.