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Old 09-29-2017, 06:19 PM   #1
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Tell us that thing you saw with your eyes.

As I was putting the address for my next meeting in the gps, I looked up and watched a mature bald eagle fly maybe 25 feet in front of my truck. Not enough? Okay, how about the gray squirrel he had in his talons? Dude's tail was flipping around in the breeze created by the wing beats. That, dear dwellars, was the most badass thing I saw this week with my own eyes.
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Old 09-29-2017, 07:35 PM   #2
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Incredible, to see a Bald Eagle at that close range.

We've suspected we have Bald Eagles nesting very close to our property, because from my front porch we see them soaring overhead, sometimes groups of 2-3. Way up high, majestic, distinctive white head.

The other day I was in my driveway. The crows were going crazy. We have a lot of bird chatter around, but these guys were going nuts CAW-CAWing, signalling all around the perimeter of the clearing. I'm looking around, like what's the deal?

And I'm looking over the top of my house, way up some giant trees that are up a hill and across the street. And something pops right out, spreads a huge pair of wings--like a fighter jet--and glides away without losing an inch of altitude. What I refer to, in my attempt to describe it, as a "king" bird. Huge. I've pinpointed exactly where I was looking, the distance, and what the width of the groups of foliage at that height on the tree are, and I think this bird had to have a 5-6 foot wingspan. It was solid brown, no white head as an adult Bald Eagle would have. I interpreted it as "golden" brown, but that could have been the interspersed white feathers on the underside of a juvenile Bald Eagle, which I think this was.

That's the most alarming bird sighting I've ever had, it was like seeing a huge shooting star--it happened so fast.
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Old 09-29-2017, 08:23 PM   #3
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Cool, wasn't it... after the freak out.
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Old 09-29-2017, 08:52 PM   #4
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Very cool.
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Old 10-28-2017, 04:18 PM   #5
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With My Own Eyes...

I saw the crash of the Italian airshow team, the "Frecce Tricolori", at Ramstein Air Base.
Three pilots and sixty-seven spectators died that day.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramste..._show_disaster
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Old 10-28-2017, 09:48 PM   #6
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Both of my children being born was pretty memorable to see.
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Old 10-28-2017, 09:52 PM   #7
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I see the OP was talking about things seen this week.

That would probably be the one car rear ending another car directly in front of me literally three feet from where I was standing waiting for a light to change. And it had.
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Old 10-29-2017, 12:00 PM   #8
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glatt, that was a warning from the vigilante motorists to you walkers.
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:33 PM   #9
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A few nights ago my bartendress and I were out at the Mexican joint bar, when in the other half of the restaurant (the restaurant half) there was a somewhat loud commotion, not real loud, but noticeable, like a large table had a loud moment. A few minutes later we heard it again. The couple behind us said we all ought to go over there as it sounds like they're having more fun than we are.

About twenty minutes later three uniformed cops come in. A few minutes later they leave with a guy about 65-ish in handcuffs. Just before they all got to the door, the guy makes like he's gonna just casually walk into the bar side of the joint. The cop that had hold of him just kept going where he was going, and the guy got pulled/jerked back around to the proper path.

Just before going out the door the guy looks around at the entire restaurant and says to no one in particular:

"I must be in the front row."

I about launched my beer through my nose. Greatest Bob Uecker line ever.
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Old 02-13-2018, 07:18 PM   #10
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I say that when I get a good parking spot.

oh, and the last few nights, we've seen wild turkeys roosting in a tree down the way a bit. Hard to pick out in the dark, but if you look for them, there they are. pretty neat.
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Old 02-14-2018, 12:54 PM   #11
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Wild turkeys have scary big feet.
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Old 02-14-2018, 02:02 PM   #12
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wiiiiiilld turkeys.... couldn't drag me away
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Old 02-14-2018, 02:38 PM   #13
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Doesn't have the same lilt off the tongue, does it?
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Old 02-14-2018, 03:02 PM   #14
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The thing I like best about Wild Turkey is their juice.
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Old 02-19-2018, 03:29 PM   #15
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I don't know how hard they squeeze them turkeys to get that juice, but, I'm pretty fond of it, m'self.
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