Well, so far so good.
The creature's coffin is now outside, along with five plastic bags of stuff to be picked up by the garbage people.
I went out to the garage about an hour ago, fully expecting to be hit with horrible fumes. There were none ... hooray! More later ... ...
It's later, around 3pm, and I'm about to hit the pillow for a nap.
The garbage collectors came late today, but the coffin is gone, finally, creature and all.