32 reasons why mud sucks

By: David Cook

Ever been stuck in the mud? These unhappy campers are up to their ears in it - here's 32 of the dirtiest photos ever (no, not like that)!

Mud is simply awful. There is nothing fun about dealing with it, wading around in it, driving through it, cleaning up after it — except for watching others deal with, wade around, drive through and clean up after it. You never get rid of it: it’s there under and in your car for life; it clogs up radiators, fan belts, alternators and everything else that it gets into. It’s messy, unpleasant and icky. And here’s why.

Man And Car Stuck In Mud

1. Laugh if you want to, but inside he’s crying for help, relief and for someone not to take his photo.

White Car Stuck In The Mud

2. Getting stuck in a rut is never good, and when you’re nose down in the clag with nobody to haul you out backwards you’re as on your own as if you were on the moon.

Wellington Boots In The Mud

3. There’s somebody down there and he’s probably looking for his winch point.

4wd Stuck In The Mud

4. Note the driver looking out the door wondering why his car isn’t going forward. Note also that those who voluntarily drive in mud are dopes.

4wd Stuck In The Mud

5. There are many people who drive into mud and dig deep ruts that can leave them stranded even when the mud has dried hard. It serves them right.

Man And 4wd Stuck In The Mud

6. The use of headlights in mud is much debated. In really deep mud it can make it easier to find your car the next day; in shallower mud it serves to attract those who will come and laugh at you.

Woman And 4wd Stuck In The Mud

7. Here’s another version of the "why aren’t we moving forward" school of stupidity. Her white jumper and nice beige upholstery would be being spattered with sticky brown mud right now. Huh! We have no sympathy.

4wd Stuck In The Mud

8. Here we see a boofhead who has taken the let’s-drive-through-the-mud approach and avoided the drier route around it. Like all such pools it was much deeper than expected. It’s a standard mud pool option.

Cars Stuck In The Mud

9. Of course, you can also follow the approach of if-a-hole-is-big-enough-we-can-always-get-more-than-one-car-in-there. Too many was when the first one drove in.

4wd Stuck In The Mud

10. Dive! Dive! Forward torpedo tubes at the ready! If you ask us it’s more a case of prepare for depth charges.

4wd Stuck In The Mud

11. Multiple stuck 4WDs is a sign of the lemming complex where they all desire to jump off the metaphoric cliff. They must be breeding too rapidly.

Man And 4wd Stuck In The Mud

12. Once again we have firm dry ground available but some find it irresistible to plunge into the muck. They ought to be left there.

Muddy Man In Car

13. Oh look, there’s more mud inside than there is outside. National parks would be a bit miffed by you removing so much of the topsoil.

Car On Side In Mud

14. Another example of a submarine 4WD. Doesn’t anyone check the depth of muddy pools?

Car Covered In Mud

15. Windscreen washers busted? Might have some mud in it. Either that or it’s the worst hammertone paint job we’ve ever seen.

Trucks In The Mud

16. Going down for the third time. It’s remarkable how many of these vehicles have managed to put two of their wheels into a very deep pit of slime and slop and have completely missed the firm ground. Is there a thread developing here?

4wd In A Muddy Field

17. Have to be really careful with vehicles like Jeeps or early Land Rovers without doors because the muck might be deeper than the sills. Especially when you drive straight into the swamp.

Woman And Car Covered In Mud

18. Well, that was a bit mucky, wasn’t it? At least her teeth are still white. Maybe she should have wound the window up.

Family And Car In Mud

19. We see this vehicle is for sale. As a boat it won’t work because it looks like it is about to sink, and as a car it's pretty much had it.

Car On Muddy Road

20. Threw in a line and caught a Toyota! Not bad.

Woman And Car In Mud

21. Is she sneaking away because she’s too embarrassed to be seen with a muddy car? Or is she trying to steal the roof rack?

Upside Down Wellies In Mud

22. Now there are two of them down there.

Men In Mud With 4wd

23. Now there are people trying to steal the transmission. Or maybe they’ve been placed there to try to get some traction.

Women With Car Stuck In Mud

24. Oh, those poor girls.

Trucks Stuck In The Mud

25. Either he’s just fallen out the back and is about to be run over by the vehicle on the right or he is part of the problem in DRIVING INTO MUD!

Muddy Car

26. Is this Suzuki digging a new nest?

Cars Stuck In The Mud

27. Our local shopping centre is a bit like this, but it would appear to be the deepest mud hole in this collection of idiocy.

Car In The Mud

28. We can see his problem: his windscreen wipers need more water to clear his vision. If he’d had some vision, or foresight, he would never have driven into the mud. 

Man Stuck In The Mud

29. And if you want another reason why mud is unpleasant consider how much muck this poor individual has in his pockets, and elsewhere. Just keep going, son, you’re doing better than most of the 4WDs here.

Vintage Car Stuck In Mud

30. Mud is not a new invention, it’s played its part in historic times. Our grandparents dealt with it by tearing the back axle out from under their carts; maybe we should consider it as an option today. Reducing our 4WDs to two wheel drive might encourage a few of the owners to STAY OUT OF THE MUD!

Headstand In Mud

31. It’s amazing what you can find in mud. We don’t know whether this person is going down or coming up, but they are a definite obstacle to 4WDing.

Woman And Car In The Mud

32. Whatever she's doing, we don't think it's going to help.