Tuesday: 12 March 2013
One of the hunting club members who uses a portion of our property for seasonal hunting had an old bag hung on this sweetgum to guide him into the woods to his deer stand. It’s been there a couple of years now. It hasn’t done any harm so I’ve left it there.
I don’t know what possessed some animal but a few days ago I noticed that while the bag was still intact and hanging, the insides had been ripped out, scattering foam rubber pieces all over the road.
Yesterday the bag itself was ripped to shreds on the road. Well, I needed to do a trash pickup anyway.
UPDATE - turned out there were 134 pieces of foam rubber and shredded fabric to be picked up. And yes, I did count - are you really surprised? Besides that I got about 15 pounds of trash. Most of it was actually along the road connecting two parts of our property. So I guess technically I was trespassing, but I paid a reasonable toll for it. It sounds like a lot, but it was a bottle or can here and there along 2.7 miles, so actually not bad at all.