Monday, August 4, 2008

monday oddity...

i just saw the weirdest thing ...maybe the weirdest thing ever ... i was driving with my brother .... and we saw a small animal .... a weird small animal .... i looked at it and looked at it and looked at it and could not figure out what it was ..... finally, because i am of above average intelligence, i said, is that a cat with a square head? ..... ok .... i'm stupid .... my brother said no, that's not a cat's tail .... he, being smarter than i am, chose to ignore the squareness of the head and focus on what was recognizeable as a tail ..... and it was not a cat tail ...or a fox tail, raccoon tail, opossum tail, dog tail .... and we sat there in the dark studying this unrecognizeable animal .... and then .... slow dawning of familiarity .... OH! i know! it has a cheetos bag on its head ... it is an animal with a cheetos bag on his head ... a snack sized bag .... wandering aimlessly around, wondering why it has a bag on its head ... and clearly clueless on how to remove the cheetos bag .... and we sat in the car and watched it and studied it .... and my brother turns to me .....and says: i'm not taking the bag off its head .... i'd have to catch it ........and of course, i say,  you can't go catching an animal when you don't even know what it is!!!! ..... and then our cheetos head animal wandered away from the road ..... hopefully one of its friends can help him ... if they even recognize him .... 

how weird is that .... i still don't know what animal it was..... 
i was ready to have a diatribe about litter bugs ... but i'm thinking that cheetos head animal was trash can scavenging ... 
i'm gonna go google weird animals ..... 
what's the weirdest thing you've googled .... 


later, an edit:  thanks to google, i think i have identified the odd animal ..... a weasel .... though, hard to say with certainty, without ever seeing the head :Weasels are mammals in the genus Mustela of the Mustelidae family. Originally, the name "weasel" was applied to one species of the genus, the European form of the Least Weasel (Mustela nivalis)  ..... so what i saw must have been the mustela nivalis cheetoid ... though it's not in wikipedia yet ...

6 comments:

aimee said...

weird stories like that make my day!

see you there! said...

Hmmm, what animal could get its head into a snack sized bag? Have you been inhaling spray paint fumes lately?

Darla

Contessa Kris said...

What a funny story. You had me cracking up in my coffee! lol

Wanted to let you know I gave you an award on my blog. Thanks for always being such an inspiration!
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3rdEyeMuse said...

oh how I wish you had had a camera with you!

trisha too said...

a cheeto head weasel.

yes, yes, that IS weird!

(answer to question YOU didn't ask:
my toenails, too, have been painted sparkly blue every summer for forever, but this year, sparkly ORANGE won!)

:)

Kelly C. said...

oh my goodness. CRAZY! awesome story.