Just about got a face full of talons a few minutes ago!!

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Just about got a face full of talons a few minutes ago!!

Postby Dewey » Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:05 pm

I saw a bird flying in the distance and thought it might be a Snowy Owl since they have been spotted in the area. The bird was flying about 100 yards coming towards me so for the heck of it I raised my arm and waved it a little. Had my phone in my hand and hit video as soon as it was coming at me. Good thing I did because it dive bombed me!!! At the last possible second I screamed like a girl and hit the ground!! :shock:

That was way too close for comfort!! I think I just pooped my pants a little bit! :lol:

Must have accidentaly hit the stop button when I jumped but it paused at a good point to identify the attacker!!!

Any guesses what kind of hawk this is?

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[bbvideo=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xA2swKyUyN4[/bbvideo]


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Re: Just about got a face full of talons a few minutes ago!!

Postby exojam » Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:44 pm

Dang Dewey, I am glad I was not drinking anything when you let out that strange noise. To dang funny and I think that bird wanted some food.
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Postby Jackson Marsh » Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:53 pm

:lol:

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Postby Hodag Hunter » Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:19 pm

exojam wrote:Dang Dewey, I am glad I was not drinking anything when you let out that strange noise. To dang funny and I think that bird wanted some food.


I think thats the part where he said he pooped his pants..... :lol:
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Re: Just about got a face full of talons a few minutes ago!!

Postby Dewey » Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:29 pm

Dang I felt like an air traffic controller tonight! :doh:

I was sitting on the ground the last part of the afternoon and heard something coming at me. Got in position for a shot and a turkey zoomed right over my head while gaining altitude flying to a roost tree! I probably could have grabbed him by his beard!! :lol:

No deer sighted but quite an interesting night to say the least!!
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Re: Just about got a face full of talons a few minutes ago!!

Postby Crazinamatese » Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:44 pm

That could have been fun. :lol: It looks like it could be an Osprey.
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Re: Just about got a face full of talons a few minutes ago!!

Postby Brad » Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:56 pm

Better start wearing a helmet on your scouting trips, and reporting back with pictures of course!!

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Postby BassBoysLLP » Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:13 pm

:lol: Too cool. 8-) That is what makes the outdoors better than anything else!

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Re: Just about got a face full of talons a few minutes ago!!

Postby Zap » Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:26 pm

Dewey wrote:Dang I felt like an air traffic controller tonight! :doh:

I was sitting on the ground the last part of the afternoon and heard something coming at me. Got in position for a shot and a turkey zoomed right over my head while gaining altitude flying to a roost tree! I probably could have grabbed him by his beard!! :lol:

No deer sighted but quite an interesting night to say the least!!



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Re: Just about got a face full of talons a few minutes ago!!

Postby Dewey » Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:32 pm

Crazinamatese wrote:That could have been fun. :lol: It looks like it could be an Osprey.

If that was indeed an Osprey I sure am glad I wasn't on the receiving end of these! :shock:

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Postby hunter_mike » Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:33 pm

Thats awesome

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Re: Just about got a face full of talons a few minutes ago!!

Postby Zap » Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:40 pm

Dewey wrote:
Crazinamatese wrote:That could have been fun. :lol: It looks like it could be an Osprey.

If that was indeed an Osprey I sure am glad I wasn't on the receiving end of these! :shock:

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You plan on waving in any more birds of prey?

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Postby hunter_mike » Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:46 pm

Dewey the bird whisperer

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Re: Just about got a face full of talons a few minutes ago!!

Postby Dewey » Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:03 pm

Zap wrote:
Dewey wrote:
Crazinamatese wrote:That could have been fun. :lol: It looks like it could be an Osprey.

If that was indeed an Osprey I sure am glad I wasn't on the receiving end of these! :shock:

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You plan on waving in any more birds of prey?

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Believe it or not that's not the first time I did that but it was the first time on video! :lol:

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Re: Just about got a face full of talons a few minutes ago!!

Postby headgear » Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:08 pm

Flashbacks to the day an owl almost took off my head, birds of pray make me nervous these days. :lol:

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