While running on Saturday with Becky we ran past a pasture of horses. Becky stopped and pet a couple of them and encouraged me to do likewise. I declined. Why? Well, I could just picture myself getting bit by the horse and then being left for dead bleeding in a ditch. Sounds kind of extreme I know, but horses in my book are just deer without antlers. You can’t trust them.
This got Becky and I talking about what kind of animals we wouldn’t want to run into on the open road. My first one was a mama bear and her’s was a cougar. Both animals no one would want to come across anytime, anywhere. But, you have to admit my first choice is scarier than a cougar. Who’s going to mess with a Mama Bear, right? See, further proof here.
But, while running my 30K I decided to make a definitive list of animals I wouldn’t want to run across while running … here they are …
- Mama bear.
- Hungry cougar.
- Mama moose.
- Unleashed pit bull.
- Any unleashed dog.
- Rattle snake.
- American bison.
- Deer (this seems so low on my list? Especially for how much I hate them.).
- Crazy man jacked up on bath salts.
- Protective mother goose.
- Really, any rabid animal chasing me.
Do you think? Did I leave anything off on this list? Kangaroos? Stampeding elephants? Land sharks?