Giant Egg Planted In W.Va. Woods Is A Joke

The discovery of a very large egg had some West Virginians on the lookout for a very big bird. The egg was discovered in the woods by a hunter. It weighed 4.5 pounds and was about 18 inches around. A local newspaper ran a long story on the mystery egg, which prompted the egg layer to come forward. Herbert Herold confessed that he set the ostrich egg down in the woods as a practical joke.

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The discovery of a very large egg had some West Virginians on the lookout for a very big bird. The egg was discovered in the woods by a hunter. It weighed over four pounds and was about 18 inches round. A local newspaper ran a long story on the mystery egg, which prompted the egg layer to come forward. Herbert Herold confessed that he had set down the egg - it was an ostrich egg - in the woods, as a practical joke on his brother.

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