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Rancho La Brea Tar Pits - Los Angeles by Nathan Wong

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Nathan Wong Nathan Wong
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0.26 Gigapixels
Date added
Aug 18, 2009
Date taken
Aug 16, 2009

Nikon D700 or Canon SD950


The George C. Page Museum at the Rancho La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles.

Basically a lake made out of tar. Animals thinking it was water would get stuck in the tar and never come out. Hundreds of wolves were recovered from the black goo.

Gigapan Comments (2)

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  1. Nathan Wong

    Nathan Wong (August 19, 2009, 12:48PM )

    That's actually a really good question. I was thinking the same while looking for a bird that might have gotten stuck. I'm really sure birds and small animals still get stuck in there each year. They might make mention on it in the Rancho La Brea Tar Pits website.

  2. mrtuba9

    mrtuba9 (August 19, 2009, 07:53AM )

    Do birds get caught in it these days, and what do they do for them if anything? Given the way we rescue animals these days, I'd have a hard time watching something die in the pits.

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