Coolest/Strangest Things Ever Found When Mowing

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  1. landscaper22

    landscaper22 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I am sure something like this has probably been posted before but may be worth it again. I found something the other day while I was mowing and I started thinking about all the things I have found or run across while out mowing. The other day I found a cool homemade walking stick. Other things I remember running across are a pink pair of panties, a machete, pvc pipe cutters, and money several times. a $20 bill was the most I ever found at one time.

    The oddest thing I ever remember running across was a boa constrictor. I serviced for a lady years ago, and she had a mobile home that has a creek running down one side but was surrounded by woods. She had told me she saw a big snake and to be careful and she thought it may have been a boa. I laughed it off thinking it could have been a 4 ft long rat snake and she wouldn't know the difference. Sure enough, as I went to start the trimmer after mowing, I heard the crazy noise and went to investigate. the noise I heard was a squirrel squealing. I looked up in tree and there it was with a freaking boa wrapped around it..I was like holy ****. so if I even had a cell phone then, we never thought of really using it as a camera even if it had one. This had to be in my first year or 2 of mowing so that was probably 2003ish. Now of course I would have had a video of it lol.

    I just thought about it and I am sure many of you have seen some funny things.
     
  2. Delmarva Keith

    Delmarva Keith LawnSite Member
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    An antler. Seen them in the woods but this year was first time I picked one up off a yard.
     
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  3. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
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    I found half a deer rack/shed with 4 points on it once while mowing in a very busy suburban area. Lots of gross stuff like used condoms and tampons and a few pairs of pants etc. People tend to throw that stuff in the ditch in front of a church I mow just to be crude jerks. A new born deer fawn once, but nothing really strange that I can think of right off other than the gross stuff.
     
  4. Wye Oak Tree

    Wye Oak Tree LawnSite Silver Member
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    Coolest thing I found was a envelope with $200 in cash. Almost mowed over it by accident.
     
  5. JFGLN

    JFGLN LawnSite Bronze Member
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    $100 bill. Happened twice in one month. :)
     
  6. KerbDMK

    KerbDMK LawnSite Senior Member
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    The most I found was twenty “bucks”. It was a nice find for me but, that’s a big chunk to have blow out of your purse or pocket.
     
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  7. landscaper22

    landscaper22 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I always love finding money. It has been awhile. I think a lot of it comes form people just putting it in their pockets loose. I have mowed over a bill once that was folded. Luckily it only cut into 4 pieces and I taped it and took it to the bank to trade :laugh:
     
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  8. BigJlittleC

    BigJlittleC LawnSite Silver Member
    from Chicago
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    While walking back to load up the truck. I found a trail of ripped bills. It lead right up the road. So I pick up all the pieces and ended up with $30. Not sure what happened it seemed like someone was walking down the street ripping bills as they went. One here another step or two another about half a city block.
     
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  9. DawsonLC

    DawsonLC LawnSite Member
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    Found a 38 revolver while spraying near the road at a customers house. Called the Sheriff Dept, they were not concerned about it, so I kept it.
     
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  10. Highland79

    Highland79 LawnSite Member
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    Coolest 2 bennie's, oddest, a concrete mushroom, it's in my front bed now, cost me a full set of blades lol.

    I did see an elderly gentleman deliberately mow over a used pad in his yard the other day right next to my truck. Im guess he really didn't want a business card. Truly a 0 **** given moment!
     
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