The Washington Times - November 29, 2008, 08:45AM

A zoo in Illinois is selling Christmas ornaments made from reindeer droppings, the Pantagraph of Bloomington, Ill., is reporting.

A gift made from reindeer droppings could make you long for fruitcake.


If you give someone a gift made of reindeer scat, are you supposed to tell them right up front or do you tell them after they ask where that smell is coming from?

I wonder who thought up this idea — and whether alcohol was involved. I mean, did some zoo worker clean out the reindeer enclosure, look down at the poop and say, “You know what? That would look great on a Christmas tree?”