Friday, March 28, 2008

Getting your legs wet...

I've had a question rattling around in my head all week, and I need some answers. Naturally I thought of you, my faithful reader. Dare I say readers?

Perhaps you can help me figure out just what the heck was going on.

Here's what happened...

On Easter my husband and I went for a walk in the woods while we were waiting to go to my parents house for dinner.

Seeing as it was a hot day, we decided to go to another park, to get our legs wet in the creek.

The park of course was full of people having picnics and BBQing. We eventually found an empty area near the creek and proceeded to go in.

However, once we set foot in the water, we noticed something strange. Two thick white wires were attached to the shore. One tied to a tree and the other tied to some root. They were about 4 feet away from each other.

This was strange. It looked like some kind of booby trap to me. Like if we tripped the wires we would be gathered up in a net and hauled high into the trees for some cannibals to eat us for Easter dinner.

Since I didn't wish to become a main course, my thought was to leave it alone.

My husband however was more curious. He slowly lifted the first wire out of the water and stared at it in silent confusion.

Seeing as nothing major had happened to him, I decided to take a peek as well.

What I saw has left me scratching my head in wonderment.

Attached to the wire was one of these..


Not cooked, but RAW. WTF??

Looks like someone else was getting their leg wet.

The other wire held the same prize.

Well I guess if you're gonna get one leg wet, you might as well do the other.

Seriously though, why would someone do this?

Now as there were many picnics going on, I can only hope that the someone in question wasn't stupid enough to think that the cold creek water would be the perfect refrigeration system for their soon to be BBQ'd chicken.

If they were ... then well, that's just dumb with a capital D. The chicken may taste good going down, but man that Giardia they will surely contract later is bound to be a kick in the ass.


The only other plausible explanation would be that someone was fishing up the wrong river for Piranhas. However this being a California creek, and not the Amazon I kinda doubt it.


The thing is, I could sort of understand finding raw chicken floating down the creek after some child on a whim perhaps threw them in.

But these were intentionally tied to the bank so they wouldn't get lost. My only assumption is that someone was coming back later to claim them.

What the hell?

Anyone have any ideas??


Millionaire Adventurer DB said...

You haven't lived until you've eaten creek chicken. My grandma used to make the best creek chicken right up until she died from a nasty case of probably unrelated typhoid.

Michael C said...

Uh, I don't think we have crocs here in California. Do we??

Davidlind said...

The only thing I can suggest is that someone was hoping to attract some sort of animal to the creek. Maybe they were taking photos. The drumstick is a piece of meat that will not easily fly apart in the current of the stream. And when they were done they didn't want to take the mess home with them.

Michele said...

Michael- I think they only live in the sewers out here. The creeks should be safe...

David-that's a really good theory, I hadn't thought of that. So far that makes the most sense.


That is really strange. The only think that I can think of is the attract an animal but for what purpose I don't know. Love your blog!

Michele said...

Health nut: Thank you!! :)