What's the worst thing you have run over with your lawn mower? I bet I have you all beat. This happened a few years back. READ AT YOUR OWN RISK this is not for weak stomachs I was at an account about 1/2 acre lot with lots of trees. I was using my Scag with the catcher and a velke, mowing at full speed about 5-6 miles per hour. I was hauling on the mower and up ahead I noticed what might be a clump of leaves or something in the lawn. I figured the mower would just pick it up and It would end up in the catcher and that's just what happened. As soon as I hit it I knew something was horribly wrong. There was kind of a thump when I went over it and the smell, The worst thing I a have ever smelled. It smelled like death and that's just what it was. I had just hit a large dead rotting rat. Worst of all is that it was now in my grass catcher! I'm feeling sick just typing this out. Next I did the only thing I could think of I hauled a** to the back of the property where I had a pile of leaves composting and dumped my catcher out. My mower had not picked up all the rat. There was still the tail end on the lawn, that's how I knew what I had hit. I still had to finish cutting the lawn so each time I made a pass by the portion that was still on the lawn I would hold my breath. To this day just thinking about it still makes me feel sick. This is a true story, now beat that.