Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Corralitas Komodo Dragon Preserve

April Fool's Post 2015
Photo: Diane Edwardson, March 30, 2015.

Komodo Dragons are coming to Corralitas Drive in Silver Lake!  At a press conference this morning, the mayor, together with a Corralitas Drive homeowner, announced the arrival of 6 Komodo Dragons, an endangered species, to the former Corralitas Panda Preserve

Four years of drought took its toll on the bamboo, making the Panda Preserve unsustainable.  The Chinese government recalled the Pandas to their home province of Hunan.

The mayor expressed his pride in "the creative zoning solution to allow an important California breeding program for an endangered species in a residentially zoned neighborhood, so close to schools and the LA River.  It's a win-win for the entire community."  

The Indonesian reptile, known to grow 9 feet long, weigh 200 lbs and can run 11 miles per hour, feeds on carrion, so there were quite a few health codes to get around hurdles to clear.  

The homeowner plans to sell close up viewing tours of the backyard preserve to help finance the aquisition of the Red Car Property, "Celebrities and politicians have been making reservations all week."

DISCLAIMER: This post should not be taken as proof of anything other than April Foolishness.  Photo is a 6" Fence Lizard shot in Red Car Canyon, March 30, 2015.