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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The funniest thing I've ever seen while running.

I was running in the park when I saw the funniest thing I've ever seen on a run.
From here

Two girls were running toward me when, out of the blue, a squirrel fell out of the tall oak tree above our heads and slammed into the ground just inches from the runners.
BAM! It made a sickening thudding sound! Yet it rolled right over and scampered right at the girls, who were screaming their fool heads off.
I just about died laughing. I've never seen a squirrel fall out of a tree before, let alone from a great height and onto a paved path. It was so unexpected.
What's the funniest thing you've ever seen running?


  1. LOL I probably would have let out a little shreak too! Funniest thing? Hmmm...well I guess it's part funny/part disturbing but during the PA Tough Mudder I did in April, this guy was in his birthday suit save a duct tape thong he had made/worn and a duct tape choker necklace...he was in my wave too so my team and I would randomly see him throughout the was entertaining at least, lol.

  2. Okay, that is hilarious!

    I run with a group of girls early in the mornings and in the winter it is always dark. One morning a cat was walking across the road and one of the girls thought it was a skunk and she let out this scream and so we all screamed because we didn't know what she was screaming about. I'm sure the neighborhood appreciated us. Anyway, we laughed so hard when we finally figured out it was a cat, that we could hardly keep running. The girl who screamed also did it to a man walking one morning and it was equally hilarious because it was Halloween and we all screamed with her. Poor guy. He was just moving out of our way and she didn't see him.

  3. It was more bizarre than anything else but I once saw a dog catch a squirrel in Audubon Park. It was like something from the nature channel!
    I was camping this weekend and we had two hilarious squirrels who spent the entire weekend chasing each other through our campsite. We nicknamed the more progressiveness one the "crazy a** squirrel-friend."

    1. Oops! I meant "aggressive" not "progressiveness."

  4. Ha, that would have freak me out! I think the funniest thing I saw was a girl getting arrested in a neighborhood where we run hill repeats. She went totally crazy, it was like she was possessed by the devil. Ok, probably not funny that it was happening, but we ran by her again. And again. And again.

  5. Ah I would have screamed like a little girl. I get scared really easily....nothing funny to report yet....

  6. Yeah, that's pretty funny. I think I may have screamed too - not because it was a squirrel but because it was a surprise.

  7. If that fell right in front of me, I would have probably screamed my fool head off! What a shock! I have never seen that happen. I have run into lots of snakes though!

  8. I love that here where I live we are worried on our runs about mountain lions, moose, bear and skunks (all of which have been seen within 1.5 miles of my front door) and out there people scream about squirrels. Ha! :)

  9. Another squirrel incident: I was once running alongside a white picket fence, and a squirrel tried to run past me into the road, decided it didn't want to, and jumped head first into the fence. I have never seen a squirrel more confused!