We live in Maine. We all have pine cones, but I have pine cone missiles!

 

Pine cones this year have been vicious. I've damn near broken an ankle just walking the dog. Some have woken me up hitting the house.

Hell, one hit the window the other day and I thought it was a bird flying into the house.

But when I saw this? I just about crapped myself.

WJBQ.com

This thing is sticking out of the ground. It IMPALED the earth! That is a pine cone sticking straight up and it's not the only one.

What the what? What's the velocity of these suckers coming out of these trees? Is it a squirrel throwing them?

I'm gonna start wearing a helmet to take the dog out.

What do you do to deal with these?