- We asked Montreal Twitter about the strangest things they have ever witnessed in the city.
- From public nudity and defecation to a chicken crossing the street, there were their answers.
- What is the weirdest thing you have ever seen in the city?
We all know that Montreal can get super weird sometimes. Walking around, one can see an array of zany characters, slapstick situations, and questionable morals, peacefully coexisting in this melting pot we call Montreal.
I've seen more strange things that I can remember in this city. Once, I saw a literal red fox cross Notre-Dame, totally oblivious to the traffic. Another time, a gang of drunk women fruitlessly chasing down a rolling bottle of liquor down Mont-Royal. All these stories got me thinking — what Montrealer hasn't seen something completely strange and totally weird?
We put out a call for stories on our Twitter page, and folks, you didn't disappoint! What's the strangest thing you've witnessed in Montreal?
First of all, honourable mention to the most original answers. People, if you see an MTL Blog running around the streets, please call the number on its collar, it's scared and it wants to go home.
Also, Harry Tinders, you're right — we've been slacking on our Twitter content but thanks for participating! We have a team of 30-50 feral hogs working on it, we'll be better.
Speaking of feral hogs, Montrealers certainly have some wild encounters! Inside or outside, no one is safe from les bêtes de la ville.
@mtlblog A guy sat in the coffee shop at Jean Talon market with a live pigeon occasionally popping its head out of… https://t.co/LhwBkklJHZ— Suzanne (@Suzanne) 1565818913.0
I'm not a huge fan of those sky rats, to be honest, but that's real cute!
@mtlblog A man walking around with a squirrel clinched to his shirt— iLLARD (@iLLARD) 1565833528.0
Ok, this is even cuter. Though my personal favourite is this cocky guy, seen prowling for some chicks late at night.
@mtlblog There your answer. https://t.co/ugIsZPBGRz— Buddhapc (@Buddhapc) 1565821054.0
Many answers involved our cruel joke of a road network and the general state of our infrastructure. Hey, at least Montreal is consistent!
@mtlblog Highways and roads that are closed off by a bunch of orange cones, yet no construction workers in sight... #Montreal— Rico (@Rico) 1565812846.0
@mtlblog Besides a friend that’s really well respected & known progressive city planner from the States coming here… https://t.co/ZidbHVJPGv— Chris Allen (@Chris Allen) 1565833168.0
@mtlblog One mile of road with no construction— Mark Aaron (@Mark Aaron) 1565817595.0
Metro mishaps were another common theme here. I'm sure every one of us can attest to witnessing something strange on the rails.
I never thought of the metro as a sexy place, but I guess some people can't help themselves. Montreal is a city of love, after all.
@mtlblog A man beating his meat in the metro— Kessa Boo (@Kessa Boo) 1565816600.0
@mtlblog A homeless woman receiving a cunnilingus at Place-des-arts metro station. In front of everyone. 🤷🏼♀️— Alexanne Laplante (@Alexanne Laplante) 1565878957.0
Of course, you don't always have to be in the metro to see some zany characters and wild situations.
@mtlblog A naked man walking on Ontario St on a rainy day— fuhago (@fuhago) 1565821065.0
@mtlblog Yoooo.... that nude bike ride down Crescent last Saturday was kind of wild 👀— Joshua Pincoske (@Joshua Pincoske) 1565836079.0
Nudity is mandatory, apparently.
@mtlblog Literally today there was a woman who took a shit im dorchester park AND THEN PROCEEDED TO EAT IT— tyra (@tyra) 1565822415.0
Yikes. I guess you can call that the Montreal Mudpie.
@mtlblog A naked woman setting cars on fire— Selene (@Selene) 1565812935.0
Carrie Underwood would be proud of her!
As you can see, Montreal is a strange but beautiful place.
With apologies to all the tourists, if you can't handle the weird - dégage!!