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Offline kathyp

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« on: April 02, 2008, 12:41:12 PM »
http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=35896

i thought this was cute.  one for the bird lovers.
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Re: FOD
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2008, 02:14:26 PM »
That is cute.  I've only seen a couple of screech owls, but when I was about 12 we found one that had been hit by a car but still alive.  Cute little things, that is for sure.  It climbed right up onto my shoulder, I felt like a confused pirate!
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Re: FOD
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2008, 04:15:25 PM »
That is a cute story.

We had a screech owl in the Christmas tree once.  Seriously!  The cat was staring at the tree, climbing it, going nuts over something inside and up the tree, and when it was finally located, the little screechy was scared stiff, clinging to the branch up near the top, motionless - it had been there for at least an hour.  We had stored the tree in the barn, he must have flown into it then and clung on for dear life when Dad brought the tree in and set it up on the stand.

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Re: FOD
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2008, 05:11:54 PM »
I was once in the Sargasso Sea, when a hawk landed on the ship.  I have no idea how he got there, but I fed him every day, until we reached shore and he flew away.

The Helicopter pilots hated him, they were convinced he was going to fly into their intakes.

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Re: FOD
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2008, 02:16:17 AM »
My older brother, while in the Navy, aboard the USS Hancock of the coast of North Vietnam had a pigeon land on the flight deck.  Some of the other crew member knew my brother had raised pigeons so they asked him to catch it and get it out of the way of the planes.  he caught it and it had a message capsule in Vietnamese which was given to the intelligence officer post haste.  Pigeons don't usually like to fly 30 miles over water without knowing what lies beyond so chances are the pigeon was released by a North Vietnamese "fisherman" with info about US Ship movements.  His small contribution to the war effort.
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Re: FOD
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2008, 10:12:23 AM »
Great story!!! He looks scared!

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