It has been raining for two, maybe three days straight here in N Texas. As a result all of my usual running places are flooded. This morning I resolved to find a new route for my 60 minute run.
It was early, before 6:00am when I headed out. I went out to FM544 and headed west. Usually I'd turn south on Park Vista, but that is a dirt road, and would be really muddy. So I continued West. The last time I had run this section, a jerk tried to hit me on the Rowlett Creek bridge. Since then they have rebuilt the bridge making it more accessible to foot traffic. I got up to Bradford Road, Turned there and made my way back on Renner Road.
As I made my way up the hill just past Park Vista, I encountered a Possum that was digging around on the side of the road. I was on the grass to the right of this animal. I made some noise in an effort to shoe the critter off the road. Instead, the Possum froze. I continued home.
I didn't think much about it until I came back home for lunch. And there smashed in the road right where I left it this morning was that Possum. Playing dead for real.
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