Re: Hazardous Living
Yeah, snow is not really THAT much of a challenge here, either, except in a few places like bridge ramps and very sharp turns that can get iced over in the cold. The worst local road hazard I've ever been through was a crawfish migration.
No, not kidding. There are times of the year when crawfish (Fr. ecrevisse) migrate, probably spawning but I'm not 100% sure of that. One year I was on Interstate 10 highway in New Orleans East, where the I-10 passes through a wildlife sanctuary. The crawfish were migrating across the road en masse, a carpet of crawfish fully covering three lanes and two shoulders of I-10 and probably 40 to 50 feet wide. The pavement was not visible due to the number of them.
Several people (me included) drove very slowly along the road, and I can assure you there was a crunch sound coming from my tires. My tires actually did skid briefly more than once even at slow speed. At least a couple of vehicles had skidded on the crawfish body fluids, though, and hit a guard rail near the migration path.
The most interesting part was that several people had stopped their trucks, got out large baskets, and were shoveling up the migrating crawfish. In New Orleans, a load of freshly caught crawfish means only one thing: Big cooking pots WILL be used soon.
I'm a certified grandpa (3 times now) and proud of it.
Retired over one year and survived being home all day with the wife. She must really love me.
If I have helped you, please either click the thanks or click the scales.