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#1 grnspot110 ONLINE  

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Posted June 11, 2014 - 05:18 PM

Had a 'brown out' moment this afternoon! I was at the farm cutting some dead & dying trees in the picnic grounds. When I finished, I was headed back to the pickup with the Gator when I saw some Musk Thistles, stopped to pull them & saw another one across the dirt road, so I went over to pull it. It was in the pasture with waist-high Brome grass, walked up to the thistle & a Harrier jet took off next to me! OK, maybe it was a hen turkey, but she seemed mighty big when she came off a nest 4' from me, 13 eggs in it. I pulled the thistles & left, she'll be back, just hope the hatch before the renter cuts it for hay! ~~ Lowell


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Posted June 11, 2014 - 05:59 PM

So, how do you get those stains out?
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Posted June 11, 2014 - 06:39 PM

That will get your heart to pumping.   I've had that happen with a covey of quail.  It'll startle you and disorient you for the breif moment they need to get away.   Just Mother Nature kicking in survival mode.  

Here's hoping they get hatched and growing before the mowing gets done.   :thumbs:    Rick


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Posted June 11, 2014 - 06:50 PM

Lowell, put a few T post around it and warn the renter. He won't miss a 10 foot square of hay. I have my suspicions of turkey and quail getting along in the same habitat though.


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Posted June 11, 2014 - 07:09 PM

Last spring I was out for an evening four wheeler ride.  I was flying up a trail that goes up a hill and it has about a 5 foot drop off into a field after you hit the top.  It's fun because you shoot out into the field flying and land.  Anyway, I was shooting up that hill and flew into the field and landed right on top of a turkey and there was a flock of them.  Scared the crap out of me.


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Posted June 11, 2014 - 07:14 PM

Last spring I was out for an evening four wheeler ride.  I was flying up a trail that goes up a hill and it has about a 5 foot drop off into a field after you hit the top.  It's fun because you shoot out into the field flying and land.  Anyway, I was shooting up that hill and flew into the field and landed right on top of a turkey and there was a flock of them.  Scared the crap out of me.

How do you think the turkeys felt!


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Posted June 11, 2014 - 08:11 PM

   I was out working on a jeep, nice and quiet no one around.  a goose flew in over my heads and landed in the yard not 3 feet from me! It was brown out moment for sure.

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Posted June 11, 2014 - 10:04 PM

Iknow that feeling. Several years back I was doing night security. I came through some trees while in was on patrol and spooked an owl that was having a midnight snack. His wing hit me in the face and I nearly had a coronary.
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Posted June 12, 2014 - 07:00 AM

So, how do you get those stains out?

 

 

SHOUT it out!



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Posted June 12, 2014 - 07:07 AM

SHOUT it out!


I was next to a momma Quail when she finally went out.
Shouting was ONE of the things I did...
Other things probably included ducking, squealing like a little girl, swearing, mild incontinence and looking around to see if anyone saw me...
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Posted June 12, 2014 - 07:17 AM

It's amazing just how high they'll make you jump!



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Posted June 12, 2014 - 09:00 AM

Early in my career in maintenance, I entered someone's apartment to do a repair.  As I was walking across the living room, their pet parakeet decided to do a fly-by to see who I was.  Since the first thing I knew about it was when something "whooshed" by my head, I literally dropped to the floor.  Then I felt foolish, because I didn't see anything, and wondered if I had imagined it.  I went on into another room, then went to leave, and this time I saw the little bird come flying across the room.  Very spooky.



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Posted June 12, 2014 - 11:14 AM

My wife had one of those moments a few years back.  We were hiking at the Wichita Mts. National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma and she was in front.  We were going up a steep hill that was rocky enough that you had to watch exactly where you placed your feet.  She crested the top of the hill, looked up, and was face to face with a rather large male bison.  Literally five feet away.  She almost walked into him.  She couldn't back up as I was cresting the hill right behind her.  Luckily the bison wasn't real thrilled with the situation and quickly turned and walked away.

 

These were taken a shortly after the incident using the zoom. :D 

 

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