Today my mom came to visit. She lives about 90 miles away from my house and drove up for the day for shopping and visiting.
My mom lives in the country, way out in the boondocks. She has a quonset where she parks her car. It's not rodent proof.
Yesterday, a squirrel got into the quonset. As most people know, squirrels are very destructive and are definitely not something you want living in a building. Over the years, I've seen some ingenious ways my mom has come up with to do away with the little critters - but that's another post. This squirrel was going to meet it's demise by pellet gun. Mom took her pellet gun out to the garage and did away with the rascal.
This morning, she was about 60 miles from home on the highway when suddenly, a gun flew off of her car hood and into the median.
My mom had set the pellet gun down on her car hood and left it there the night before after blasting the squirrel. The gun apparently stuck to the hood with a little bit of ice and rode safely on country roads, through a town, past a police officer and down the the highway filled with traffic before it loosened up and flew off.
Naturally, mom had to stop her car, run across the highway to retrieve her gun from the median, open up her trunk and stash it away.
So, if this morning, on your daily commute, you saw a lady, about 60 years old, running down the highway with a gun, there was nothing to be alarmed about. It was my mom and she's perfectly harmless, unless you happen to be a wayward animal in her quonset.