4-25-09: I came around a corner on MU’s Fitness Trail, and hit the brief downhill section where I always pick up a few extra MPH of speed. I saw a woman with two large rats (or small dogs, same thing) and a guy next to his bike, both in the middle of the trail.
The woman started yelling, "BLAH BLAH BLAH!! BLAH BLAH BLAH!!," in a high pitched voice, all the while tugging on her rats, so I figured she was yelling at them. Then the guy put his hand up and yelled, "BABY DUCKS!" just in time for me to understand what was going on, see the "ducks", and avoid running over one of them by only a couple feet.
I skidded to a halt, the old lady wandered off while her rats barked, and the guy and I both took out our cameras and started snapping pics. I have no idea where mama goose was, so hopefully they got away from the trail on their own.
as cute as they are at this stage in their life, they’re farking bastards when they get older.