Hit in Head by Falling Squirrel ???
I was admiring my garden this morning, sipping my morning tea when all of a sudden, Whack! Something hit me really hard on the top of the head. I was stunned for a moment, then immediately looked around for the object. It felt like I had been hit by a football, or by an animal, from the weight of what hit me and the amount of give I felt as the object crashed into my head. There was no football or dead animal anywhere. I looked up and could see our 50 foot trees behind the garden swaying in a strong wind. Then I went inside to tell my wife.
She was incredulous, thinking I had imagined it. But upon examination of my head she found numerous deep scratch marks that were bleeding. It could have been a very large bird, but I have concluded it was a squirrel tossed out of the trees by the wind. I consulted the web and found out that squirrels do indeed fall out of trees, and sometimes near people. But nowhere did anyone ever describe being hit by one. Am I the first human to experience this? Has anyone ever heard of such a freak accident?