ALIOMANU — A horse carcass has been removed from the shoreline at Aliomanu, thanks to a little lime from County of Kauai and workers hired by locals.
The carcass was spotted by residents around Aug. 18 and reported to the county, as well as the state Department of Land and Natural Resources on Aug. 19. Reports say it had been rotting on the beach for at least a few days before it was reported.
Because the carcass was located above the high-water mark, cleanup was the county’s responsibility.
Tuesday, county spokespeople confirmed they’d made a move to take care of the issue.
“The Public Works crew covered the horse in lime (calcium hydroxide) last week to help accelerate the decomposition of the carcass, as well as to reduce any odors,” said a statement from the county.
Residents in the area said the smell from the carcass was gone on Tuesday.