Snow piles can house some interesting things. Here’s a look at some of the strangest and unfortunate discoveries that people have found:
Baby animals. An Indiana farmer found one of his calves in a snow bank. He took the cow home and put him in a hot tub to bring up his internal body temperature and then to his house to dry off and lounge covered in electric blankets. He was returned to the herd after recovering. A Maryland family returning from a ski trip found a piglet covered in ice. After nursing it back to health, the family turned the pig over to a rescue organization.
Cars. After the brutal 2015 winter, it took a Boston woman seven weeks to chisel her car out of eight feet of compacted snow and ice. Once she got it out, the bad news was the windshield had been crushed by the weight of the snow and the roof was dented. But...it started!
People. This one is no laughing matter. Reports of people being found in their cars are common. In one instance, a Kentucky plow driver slid into a ditch while clearing his route. By the time he was found, he had passed away. Passers-by in New York found a man dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Another died of carbon monoxide poisoning after his tailpipe was clogged by the snow. Homeless and those who’ve had a little too much to drink are frequent victims of hypothermia.
Other weird stuff found after the 2015 winter piles melted?
- The carcass of a poached deer.
- $4,000 in cash.
- Half of a $5 bill.
- A church’s time capsule dated 1913.
- An 18-year-old cat that surely used up at least a few of its 9 lives to survive more than 40 days in the snow.
- Too much gross stuff to mention here.
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