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Question: Please share the weirdest thing you have ever seen while running!
Andrew Brinley: "Road Kill Raccoon with one leg stripped to the bone and everything else intact."
Jerry Armstrong: "A suicidal guy who stabbed himself in the neck with a pocket knife."
| "Saw a bunch of dead goats hanging from trees...|
at all stages of decomposition
Frigging weirded me out."
- Mike O'Melia
|"Two illegal aliens hiding from Border Patrol." -Jerry Armstrong|
Dan Cartwright: "A man with a crossbow, spent the next 2 minutes weaving my way down the hill to avoid getting hit!"
Karen McGinn: "Pair of women's lace panties."
|"Dead racoon with a beer bottle in his arms passed out in the middle of the road."|
- Karen McGinn
| "Saw a guy running the California International Marathon in a trash bag."|
| "Guy wearing clown pants."|
- Karen McGinn
Justin: "Camel spider comes to mind. I'm usually oblivious to my surroundings which is probably why I manage to find myself tripping over everything. "
| "I saw a snail larger than my water bottle during the Brazil 135"|
Daniel Prevett: "Headless rabbit in the middle of the trail."
Anonymous: "A half-naked couple being arrested on what appeared to be an early morning drunken domestic."
Sam Bosworth: Accidentally ran into San Diego's Blacks Beach, a nude stretch of sand. "I think I must be the only person in San Diego that didn't know what goes on at Blacks Beach. Knocked out a couple sub-4 miles on the sand."
| "Got chased down by three dogs, talking on my phone, and eating a granola bar."|
Blaine Moore: "As I was running over a frozen swamp, a hawk jumped out of a tree from just above my head (maybe a foot?) and then circled over me about 10 feet until I was through the clearing. No aggressive motions or presents left for me, it was just circling and watching."
Melanie Fryar: "Someone eating food from out of there running shorts...in a 100 mile run...oh goodness."
Steph Robinson: "I used to live in a very urban part of San Diego, and would do these crazy "journey" runs on the road of 35 miles or more, going from my house up the coast. One time, as I was running north on the Pacific Coast Highway at about 6 am or so, I passed a beach bar where a guy was passed out in his car in the parking lot right on the road...presumably he'd spent the night in his car after drinking too much. He opened the door and projectile vomited on me as I was running past him."
Paul Tidmore: "A woman in an alley wearing panties."
Randy Shoemaker: "It was a dark winter morning and I looked across the street. Ahead was a bright light coming from a window with a couple having sex. So, I stopped and watched for just a minute of course!"
Suann: "Opposums, Coyotes, and Bobcats", oh my!
Michelle Roy: "A dead wolf in a tree."
Leslie: "Armadillos and Copperheads."
|"Sushi" the Armadillo|
Update: Leslie told Suann about the armadillo. Suann felt
compelled to rescue him and bring him home. "Sushi", the
armadillo lives happily at home living on a nutritious diet
of Lucky Charms and Dr. Pepper.
| "An old rusted out truck bed that had to have been sitting there for|
several decades. It appeared to be from the mid 50s."
- Chase Williams
Jarom Thurston: "Ran into the back of a large moose once."
Chase Williams: "A few meth labs."
I'm already planning for the sequel to 'Weirdest Things Seen While Running" Send your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org