So, you know how when you’re sick, you can almost always plant yourself on the couch and watch some Law & Order marathon on TNT or USA Network? Those shows almost always start with some bystander/passerby coming across some grisly crime scene. And other than maybe hotel maids, it seems that people out walking their dogs find an inordinate amount of dead people.
And nearly every day since Penny was good enough to be off-leash, we’ve taken our morning hike up the trails of Mt Miramar. Most of the time, we’re looking around to see how good the view is, maybe spotting some bunnies, quail, or owls, while keeping alert for coyotes and our resident bobcat.
Well, the other day, it felt like something out of Law & Order. Off to the side of the trail we return on, I spotted something odd in the low sage chaparral. It was a hole. And not just a hole, a rectangular hole maybe ten feet by three feet.
There was nothing obviously wrong about it – other than the fact that it was a rectangular hole in a field – and it was only maybe five or six inches deep. Penny and I investigated but couldn’t find anything that seemed too unusual.
We couldn’t figure out what anyone would be doing there – unless they just wanted to shovel off some topsoil in a remote place – though much of the dirt seems to be amassed on the side. Maybe they wanted some sage brush plantings for their garden?
We’ll keep our eyes on it and see if anything changes with it.