We live on 2 heavily wooded/brushed filled acres here in Florida. I've been over a lot of the property but there's still some areas I haven't inspected closely. Last evening, my 27 year old son who has been living with us this past year came into the house to tell me he found something weird on the property and wanted to show me. He said he found a concrete block with a dog chain attached. So we tromped out into the brush and indeed I saw what he described: an old, rusted, heavy duty dog chain clipped around an older, larger style concrete construction block. The chain was extended out into the leaf litter and eventually became buried in the vegetation. We looked at each other and wondered what was at the end of it. It came into my mind that perhaps there was a dog collar attached at the end and that if that was the case, someone likely had tied a dog up in the brush and left it... My son proceeded to drag the chain to him. We watched as the chain cut through the leaf litter and soft sand. It seemed to catch a bit so he pulled a little harder when it suddenly let go and he reeled it in... At the end of the dog lead was an old, rusted "choke chain" (a.k.a. training collar). Now I'm left wondering if my first impressions were correct. Had someone tied up an unwanted dog and left it in the woods to die many years back? We couldn't find any bones, but in our warm climate, not much would be left of a carcass on the soil surface. Even the bones would have been nawed by the mice. I'm a bit upset by this find.