After living in Arlington for twenty months.....one tends to make up lists. There is this list I have....of the fifty different ways that you can die in Washington DC (across the river, thankfully).
There's the homeless guy stabbing you. There's the METRO bus hitting you. There's the METRO train platform where some idiot could push you onto the tracks. There's the various nuts hanging out near Starbucks and waiting to just shoot you. The list goes on and on.
Today, the fifty-first way of dying in DC has been added to my list. Death by mountain lion.
We had a serious group of reports that have come out in the past day or two of a (singular) mountain lion being seen in the city. Yes, in the suburbs of DC itself.
Cops are looking at this and kinda shaking their head. They admit, some idiot might have taken up a mountain lion cub and tried to raise it.....and it just got out of control. So it might be out there.
Between me and DC....is the Potomac River. Curtis, the mountain lion, would have to cross the bridge and traverse around the Arlington Cemetery, and walk a mile up the Pike to my bus stop....to be a threat. The difference between DC and Arlington? Well....in DC...most everyone has a gun. Arlington has a high number of college elite folks and IT guys.....and I suspect our gun ratio here is one gun to every six Arlington residents. So, it'd be a bigger problem in Arlington, than in DC.
So with all the various ways that I had to worry about getting killed in DC.....I now have to add number fifty-one. Next week? I'm guessing bears in DC.