Home away from home?
Litter comes in strange forms, even an outdoor living room.
A recent discovery by an Adopt-A-Highway group working near Idaho 21 resembled a backyard living area, complete with a reasonably solid couch. The only thing missing was a barbecue and ice chest.
The cleanup crew removed the abandoned couch from an old Forest Service road. Several theories have surfaced about the origin of the couch.
”We first thought a deer hunter left it there so he would have a place to rest and sleep,” said Gretchen Sherlin, the volunteer group’s organizer. “Other people think it may be the furniture of marijuana growers in the forest.”
The cannabis-farmer scenario seems to have gained traction lately. Near the couch were empty cigarette and pudding containers.
Volunteers loaded the couch in a truck and delivered it to the Lowman Transfer Station. The unexpected find was reported to the Boise County Sheriff’s Department.
The couch/hide-a-bed was hardly the most unique or interesting item the Boise County group has found. The treasure trove includes:
The bath towels were donated to the Humane Society and the pillows went to a Boise homeless shelter.