Luxury Tours of Los Angeles - 3:00 23 April 2013

Setting Free the Tar Pit Mammoth

Photograph of La Brea Tar Pits

Mammoth Misadventure

A good friend visiting the La Brea Tar Pits after a ferocious windstorm whips Los Angeles grabbed this photograph of the parent mammoth, trapped in the tar right in front of her wailing baby and mate on the shore, who has now floated across the gaseous pool of water, petroleum and muck.  The famous outdoor diorama is disturbed (temporarily).  This is a good example of how sights our guests see on their private Los Angeles tour with us are not always the same.  From day to day little things are altered, sometimes even big things.  Buildings come and go and are changed with paint and decoration.  Business names change.  And wooly mammoths drag their anchors across a tar pit in a fierce wind.  It figures this would be near Hollywood — it’s so dramatic!

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