Just been out for a nice long run. On the way back, crossing deserted moor land (about 400m) from a road, but not a place people generally go, I come across a bloke ripping branches off a tree and laying them down in the bracken. He was that intent on doing it that he didn't hear or see me coming, and had already pulled a few branches off.
As soon as he saw me about 30m away he hit the deck. Bit odd I thought, so I ran a bit closer, but not too close. Only after I passed did he get up. I just said 'You ok mate?' he just said 'yes' and just stood there almost startled.
If he had been a kid I would have told him to stop destroying the tree, but it was a guy probably in his 60's. If he had a ligit reason for doing it I would have thought he would say why he was doing it.
Further sluith skills were hightened as the Police helicopter has been circulating an area not more than 1.5 miles away twice in the last 2 hrs..
Finally Mrs FD in her clinical opinion suggested he might be a local nutter that's escaped.
So rang Police non emergency. Who took all the details.
Cant work out if it was the right thing to do or not..