Weirdest thing you've ever seen on the ground during a run..? (Read 11010 times)

    Yesterday morning was gruesome in the park. First there was a dead, beheaded pigeon in the middle of the bike path. Later I came across puddles of what my half-asleep brain first thought was ketchup, but then I though no, it must be blood? Fresh blood? Because why would someone squirt ketchup on a bike path at 5 a.m.? Then again, whose blood was it? There was nobody around. idk. Maybe I was more than half-asleep and dreamed the whole thing.

     

    (MTA: not that there's ever a good time of day to squirt ketchup on a bike path, but later in the day there are more people around who would be inlined to think it was a good/fun/reasonable idea.)


    Needs more cowbell!

      Not too weird, but interesting- the other day I came across two bats in different places along  the road that had apparently been hit by cars. Never seen any before this in many years of running. Went back out later and brought one in to study a bit. Myotis evota or Myotis keenii, I think. Fascinating little creatures, a wonder of evolution for sure- their "fingers" that have grown out to support their flying membranes are quite amazing.

       

      Are your bats sick?  That white nose fungus has made its way to our MI bats and it's really sad.  Friends of ours have an old barn and have found several oddly-behaving and dying bats with the fungus.  Losing our bats could seriously decimate our state's fruit and veggie industry, especially since our bees have been down.  We need these pollinators in big #s.

      I shoot pretty things! ~

      '14 Goals:

      • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

      • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

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        Are your bats sick?  That white nose fungus has made its way to our MI bats and it's really sad.  Friends of ours have an old barn and have found several oddly-behaving and dying bats with the fungus.  Losing our bats could seriously decimate our state's fruit and veggie industry, especially since our bees have been down.  We need these pollinators in big #s.

        I don't think the  white fungus has made to the Western US yet- I know it's a huge problem in other places- not sure if it's human caused or not. It's a bad sign when the bats are in trouble.

        mab411


        Proboscis Colossus

           

          Suddenly feel like something's crawling up your leg?

           

          Eh, it's probably nothing.

          "God guides us on our journey, but careful with those feet." - David Lee Roth, of all people

            OMG, mab. Not cool. Are those babies? I'm dying.


            Doughboy

              Today I ran past a dead raccoon right next to a complete front bumper, both still lying in the street. I imagined maybe a confrontation between a light pickup and a super raccoon. But the raccoon was dead, so maybe not so super.

              mab411


              Proboscis Colossus

                OMG, mab. Not cool. Are those babies? I'm dying.

                 

                Those are indeed babies.  When I first glanced at it, I thought it was a really oddly-colored scorpion.  I only realized what I was actually seeing when I was taking the shot.

                "God guides us on our journey, but careful with those feet." - David Lee Roth, of all people


                Needs more cowbell!

                   

                  Those are indeed babies.  When I first glanced at it, I thought it was a really oddly-colored scorpion.  I only realized what I was actually seeing when I was taking the shot.

                   

                  Please tell me you stomped those F'ers to oblivion...please!!!

                  I shoot pretty things! ~

                  '14 Goals:

                  • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                  • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                  mab411


                  Proboscis Colossus

                     

                    Please tell me you stomped those F'ers to oblivion...please!!!

                     

                    If they're in my house, it's open season.  I've air-dropped thousands of tiny flyers written in scorpionic clearly explaining this, so my conscience is clear.

                     

                    But women and children?  In neutral territory?  I'm no barbarian.

                    "God guides us on our journey, but careful with those feet." - David Lee Roth, of all people


                    Needs more cowbell!

                       

                      If they're in my house, it's open season.  I've air-dropped thousands of tiny flyers written in scorpionic clearly explaining this, so my conscience is clear.

                       

                      But women and children?  In neutral territory?  I'm no barbarian.

                       

                      I'd have been lighting a can of Aqua-Net and killing with fire!!

                      I shoot pretty things! ~

                      '14 Goals:

                      • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                      • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                      mab411


                      Proboscis Colossus

                         

                        I'd have been lighting a can of Aqua-Net and killing with fire!!

                         

                        I was a short shakeout run...I keep my Aqua-Net in my hydration pack for longer runs.

                        "God guides us on our journey, but careful with those feet." - David Lee Roth, of all people


                        Cheap and Evil Girl

                          Today I found a package of blowgun darts on the ground (I run in a wildlife management area).  The only game in season right now is squirrel, so if someone is out there hunting squirrels with blow darts, I am impressed.

                          I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I AM DOING.  

                           

                          "Mental toughness is built by doing something that is hard over and over again, especially when you don't feel like doing it. Our society has conditioned us to believe that there should be no discomfort, to stop when we are uncomfortable. But the discomfort we feel when we're doing a challenging workout is an important part of the strengthening process." -Jim Afremow, The Champion's Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive

                          TJN


                          S Army Kettle run...

                            This isn’t real weird, but I found a dollar last night … and yes, I did spend it all in one place.

                            Tim 


                            Consistently Slow

                              Technically not on the ground

                               

                              A dog riding shot gun on a motorcycle wearing a helmet.

                              Run until the trail runs out.

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