"I'd rather be seen on my bicycle than on a park run" - Quote from the dark side

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

What is the most interesting thing I've seen on a run?

This post is in response to the next question in Christina's running question challenge.

What is the most interesting thing you've seen on a run?

As I do most of my runs early in the morning (between 4:00 and 6:00) I don’t see that many people or people related things during my runs. Over the years there is a few that stand out.

Once I found a Spotted Eagle owl in the road. It seemed to be injured and I thought it was struck by a car. I went home and drove back with my car armed with thick gloves and a blanket to rescue the owl. I took it to a bird sanctuary where they help injured birds. Unfortunately it died soon after arriving there. They said it was poisoned and not struck by a car.

Other interesting stuff on my runs:

The IIS and Space Shuttle together before docking.
A few car accidents, one serious.
A drunk couple going at it in their car with all the doors open.
A police helicopter chasing a hijacked car.

I’ve also run on game farms and in nature reserves where I’ve seen wonderful wildlife including lions, elephants, rhino’s, all kinds of antelope, baboons, apes, snakes, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, lizards, hundreds of birds and just about anything alive you find in South Africa.

Wow, running is so great!


Sherri said...

That is super cool! You have seen a ton of cool stuff...I guess I should look up more! I am going to have to think about what I have seen!

Julie said...

Hi Johann,
Oh my gosh, have you seen lots of different animals on your runs!! You are such a good person Johann! I love how you went back and rescued the injured owl:) You have a beautiful heart and I like that about you!!

I hope that you have an excellent day!

Christina said...

Lions, Tigers and Bears? Oh my! I feel sad about the owl. I wonder how that happened and if it was done on purpose. You are a good person to do that. While out roller blading I came across a beagle wandering. I brought him home (about a mile), with many, many stops because beagles are darn heavy. Did you just laugh at the drunk couple?

ajh said...

You may have seen the best stuff of everyone! Wow!

Anne said...

WOW! I think you win on most interesting things seen on a run :)

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