The Miami Herald made a startling discovery recently, or rather, someone passed along this scoop to the Herald. A grand piano has taken up residence on a sandbar in Biscane Bay.

I don't know Biscane Bay. (I don't know a lot of things.) But I do know that pianos are heavy — I've moved a few — and a grand piano isn't the sort of thing you just chuck on your dinghy. Laura Edwins reports grands begin at 650 pounds and go up from there, which strikes me as about right.

The various folks responsible for patrolling the bay tell Edwins they're not going to bother with the piano, which may or may not have been worth anything before whoever deposited it there. Right now, it should remain dry even at high tide because the litterbug made sure to put it at the highest point of the sandbar.