facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Mystery ostrich egg placed as joke

Dec. 1, 2009 at 4:34 PM   |   Comments

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- A West Virginia man has come forward to reveal an ostrich egg discovered in the woods in Charleston was placed in a tree as a joke.

Herbert Herold, 40, said a friend gave him a pair of ostrich eggs and he took one that was cracked and placed it in the fork of a tree in the woods on his way home Nov. 20, the Charleston (W.Va.) Daily Mail reported Tuesday.

Herold said his brother told him the egg was gone from the tree a few days later and he assumed it had been taken by an animal until he read a story in Thursday's Daily Mail about Sherman Farley, who discovered the 4.5-pound egg on the ground while deer hunting.

Herold came forward and revealed his joke in response to the questions that arose from Farley's discovery.

"I put it there for my brother, or whoever, to find while hunting," Herold said. "I was just being ornery. I'm always doing stuff like that."

© 2009 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Bethany Beach packed two days before jazz funeral
2
Gamers 'prank' each other by calling in real life SWAT team, webcam captures fallout
3
Welsh man sets house on fire while trying to kill spider
4
Georgia fourth grader suspended after bringing Nerf gun to school
5
Dreamworks Dad is back with video game-inspired 'Action Movie Kid - Volume 2'
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback