Monday, July 4, 2016

veteran sharpshooter frees trapped eagle



The story is all over the place. I chose Huffington Post, interested in reading their comments. Everyone is supportive, moved, pleased, and happy. The only ugly remarks come from conservatives saying how out of character that is. And some people do not understand the sharpshooter blasted the branches around the eagle then shot through the rope and that's why it took 150 shots.

Imagine the poor exhausted bird during that hour. Stuck up there for two days, starving, dehydrating, dying and now ping, ping, snap, ping, pingchip, chip, ping, pause, ping-chip, ping ping, pause ping-chip, ping for an hour as the branches around you are destroyed but you're never actually hit except with flying chips and and bark and twigs and bits as the world around you is destroyed bit by bit. You'd be hanging there by your talon going, "HIT ME ALREADY!" 

11 comments:

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

The eagle has landed.

Methadras said...

This guy used his skill as a virtual arborist. He shot out the parts that needed to be removed to get any potential snags out of his eyeline and away from the bird. That's why it took so long with a .22LR. People need to stop and think before they lay their hands on a keyboard and you'd think any conservatives over on HuffPo would have learned that by now.

Lem said...

Huffpo has a conservative?

Dust Bunny Queen said...

It is impressive especially when you consider that the guy was not shooting at a stationary target. The eagle making the branches move and bounce. Wind. And trying NOT to accidentally kill the poor bird.

AllenS said...

At a time like that, you really don't want to use a bazooka.

MamaM said...

Persistence, Patience, Skill and Purpose, all working together for good.

Synova said...

I'm a little worried about where all the bullets come down at, but good job and good for him.

ndspinelli said...

Great video. And, Synova wins the Fucking Up A Wet Dream Award. Damn woman, were you serious?

Synova said...

What? Shooting up into the sky is dangerous. Sorry for being a poo! He probably kept that in mind and was entirely safe. I can't help *thinking* it though... sort of like... keep your bugger hook off the bang switch... it's *reflex*.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

It was a good day for the eagle

rcocean said...

What he really needed was a very big stepladder. But I'm glad he made do.