From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, August 1965:
Tuesday was “wild animal day” in Crescent City. A large runaway bull elk startled residents of the Bertsch tract when he appeared near LeClair Avenue Aug 24 near the dinner hour. He is believed to be the same animal that wandered down from the Bear basin area earlier this year and set up “housekeeping” in and around Hiouchi.
Don Gastineau, local fish and game warden, told the Triplicate Wednesday that ifanyone spots the elk again, “please call either the sheriff’s office or the fish and game department so we can keep track of him.”
Young fry on the Pebble Beach area were very shocked Tuesday when the rumor went up and down the coast that “Flipper” was dead.
A bottle-nosed porpoise similar to the one that stars on the popular TV series “Flipper” was discovered dead or dying in the surf off North Pebble Beach.