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Weird Things Found After the Snow Melted

From unique to funny to downright gross, here are some of the weirdest things found outside after the snow melted.

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A Unique Four Leaf Clover

Not all surprises left behind after the snow melts are pleasant, but one person found this unique and “lucky” item. “Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, I found this four leaf clover minus the chlorophyll in my driveway after some snow melted,” says Reddit user u/cvr24. Take a look at these 14 incredible snow removal tools.

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A Lost Children’s Book

It looks like someone dropped a book outside before the first snowfall. This Reddit user was excited to find Dr. Seuss’s “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” waiting outside her door one day. Here are 10 great snow and ice removal hacks.

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A Bizarre Fish Carcass

“My dog found this carcass in our backyard once the snow melted,” says Reddit user feelingjennerous. “It’s about 5-1/2″ long with small spiky scales.”

Another Reddit user points out that the carcass is a Plecostomus—a common aquarium fish.

“Thanks,” replies feelingjennerous. “Now I need to find out who is dumping their dead fish in my yard.”

Here’s the recipe for a magical ice melter that doesn’t include any salt.

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A Funny SeaWorld Photo Keychain

“Does anyone recognize these people?” asks Reddit user steel_eel. “I found this keychain in my lawn after the snow melted. There are a bunch of keys attached also.” The photo shows a group of people on a ride at SeaWorld. The best part about this discovery is that the original poster received a free sandwich from a local store because two people who worked there said their dopplegängers were in the photo found in the snow melt! You have to see these DIY keychains and holder made with Legos!

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An Artistic Leaf Skeleton

“Found a leaf skeleton in the parking lot at work after the winter snows melted,” says Reddit user mav49. One Reddit user replied that it looked like they found the wing of fairy. See, there are magical things to be found when the snow melts. Here are the 10 best winter toys to enjoy the outdoors.

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A Working iPhone

“Four months ago I lost my iPhone in the snow and today I found it,” says Reddit user KennKenney.

“Wow, I have no idea what you were doing with the phone but 4 months in the snow seems to have fixed it right up!” says another Reddit user.

“Yeah snow works so much better than AppleCare,” jokes KennKenney.

Here are 12 ways to use your smartphone in your home that you never knew about.

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A Dog’s Sock Stash

“Now that the snow is melting I’ve finally figured out where all my socks have gone,” says Reddit user livelaughshart. The golden retriever looks pretty proud of his icy stash! Check out these 12 incredible dog houses for your furry best friend.

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A Sea of Cigarettes

When people litter in the winter, the snow buries their trash, allowing them to forget about their unkind behavior. But Reddit user saddestgirl1995 points out that when the snow melts, the damage remains! These are the 40 best lawn care products you may need this spring.

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A Suggestive Sign

This bizarre sign was discovered by Reddit user SunBee301 when the snow melted. “Honestly. I didn’t even want to touch it to see the other side, but I just had to take the picture.” Spring rains and melting snow can cause devastating floods, but with these planning and preparation tips, you have a much better chance of keeping your yard safe and dry.

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Coyote Scraps

Yuck! Reddit user areid060 found quite the sight in the snow melt during a walk. “Coyote scraps left on my street, revealed after the snow melted away.” Maybe areid060 should find a new place to walk. Check you these 14 incredible ice and snow sculptures.

Alexa Erickson
Alexa is an experienced lifestyle and news writer, currently working with Reader's Digest, Shape Magazine and various other publications. She loves writing about her travels, health, wellness, home decor, food and drink, fashion, beauty and scientific news. Follow her traveling adventures on Instagram: @living_by_lex, send her a message: [email protected] and check out her website:

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