Late this sunny Sunday afternoon I decided to take Seamus for a walk. We headed over towards Fort Negley, which is one of my favorite nearby walking destinations. We casually walked, or, I walked and Seamus pulled like a Budweiser Clydesdale.
The grassy area in the middle of the fort is my favorite part; surrounding it are old stone walls bordered with wooden boardwalks. As we walked into the fort I looked around for other dogs frolicking with their humans or families taking in the Nashville history- the usual. I didn't see anyone though, and then I thought it "it would be fun to run through the grass". Looking up, I took one more glance around, when I noticed something white on a boardwalk across the way. Wooden railings along the walkway kept it kind of hidden...so I quietly got closer... and realized: this is a naked man!
Yes. It's true; a nude man lay on the ground disrupting my leisurely stroll. Seamus and I sprinted back to road in what had to have been record time. When I caught my breath I called the police; after holding for several minutes I got through to a helpful lady who seemed almost as shocked as me. Since I'd split the scene so quickly, I didn't have a detailed description, but I certainly hope he was found and will never do that again.
The moral of the story is twofold. Men: if you sunbathe sans clothing around me I may call the cops. Women: always be aware of your surroundings. Now, I'm not easily frightened, but this was a startling reminder that even if you're in a public place, mid- day, you never know what might happen. Take it from a dog- walking woman who just happened upon a nude stranger.