Apologies if this topic exists somewhere already.
I removed what I determined was a horsehair worm from my skimmer basket today - looks like a long thin parasitic worm that apparently hatch from beetles/crickets when they hit water - not harmful to pets/humans but freaky to find in a pool. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nematomorpha
This got me remembering all the crazy things I've scooped from my pool over the past 10yrs.
Year 2 my GF awoke me one morning after my newly adopted Lab/mix had killed a bunny rabbit - later that morning I was skimming the pool(mind you after working a nightshift) and there is a strange tubular looking organism in the deep end - thought I had some crazy organism.. it was the bunny rabbit intestines from my dogs joyful dismemberment of the rabbit being slung into the pool.
Couple years later during cover removal from winterization a floating stinking blob - resembled a squirrel that may have tried to get under the cover and drowned - stink has no meaning for this
Mid summer a few years ago thought I glanced out the sliding door and said to myself "A turtle in the pool" NOPE a drowned Armadillo. Needless to say the shock levels were probably in excess of SLAM recommendations here as I know Armadillos are the only animal known to carry Leprosy.
So anyone else have some funky findings?