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Davis County has whale of a tale on its hands in Farmington

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Posted at 10:50 AM, Dec 08, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-08 13:03:34-05

FARMINGTON, Utah – Davis County authorities are asking you not to take the bait.

It has a whale of a tale on its hands in Farmington.

A satirical “news” site, World News Daily Report, wrote a story about a reported mysterious whale found in a Utah field over the weekend.

The article states a dairy farmer found the remains of the 12-meter humpback while searching for a lost cow.

Authorities ran into trouble when the fake report mentioned the Farmington City Police were called to investigate.

Officials said dispatch was flooded with phone calls about the sea creature.

The Fox 13 newsroom even received a few calls about it.

Just to be clear, there is no whale in Farmington.

MORE: See complete fake story from World News Daily Report