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Offline fartymarty

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Re: The February 2008 Wildlife Sightings Are On...
« Reply #90 on: March 06, 2008, 01:32:47 PM »
You mean like claiming to have watched a kill from 50 yds away and then producing pictures of unfocused nothingness?
   Well, I could be wrong but I think russco was saying that some of the more youthful bendies might be mistakenly IDing deer as mountain
 lions and some of the more bragingly inclined adult/teens as well.
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Was it wrong to say that?  :eusa_shifty:

    Depends on what your definition of wrong is, might be considered a little rude. I'm sure I was able to pick out the tail and rear
 haunch of a moutain lion in one of the pics. I would hate to have posters not post pics unless they are perfect, or forego the telling of fantastic BiBe
 events that don't have a film crew on hand for documentation.
 Not that skepticism is a bad thing when dealing with anything on the Internet.

  I certainly not setting myself up as the board's PC Police, it's just that you asked....
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Was it wrong to say that?  :eusa_shifty:
 
    Then again you might have been joking and I'm the only one that didn't get it?
 
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Re: The February 2008 Wildlife Sightings Are On...
« Reply #91 on: March 06, 2008, 01:55:58 PM »
Just something to think about...A ranger  I beleive her name was Mary...she was real passionate about Big Bend when giving her presentation....anyways she told us that they have to put any siting whether by a child or adult on the sightings list...was basically saying that there is a possibility Maybe even a probability that some sightings are fabricated...or a figment of one's imagination... :eusa_think:
You mean like claiming to have watched a kill from 50 yds away and then producing pictures of unfocused nothingness?

Was it wrong to say that?  :eusa_shifty:

the pics looked pretty authentic to me...there obviously is  a pic of a mountain lion in a couple of those pics.  I'll give them the benefit of the doubt anyway.

Incidentally, I failed to report my bear sighting at Fresno last January. So, the NPS doesn't have a record of it at all. (unless Eric saw the post and reported it himself.)

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Re: The February 2008 Wildlife Sightings Are On...
« Reply #92 on: March 06, 2008, 01:57:28 PM »
I'm just a little dubious.  I guess I asked to see if there were any other doubters.  

Honestly, the pics of the "kill" don't look like anything in particular to me.  It just seems that they would be a little more clear from 50 yds away.  

The thing that most made me doubt the story was the recount of finding another solo hiker and tracking down the carcass.  It seems odd that there would be not just one, but two people so stupid as to seek out out a recent lion kill.

But what do I know?  I'm wrong on a daily basis.

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Re: The February 2008 Wildlife Sightings Are On...
« Reply #93 on: March 06, 2008, 02:03:06 PM »
You mean like claiming to have watched a kill from 50 yds away and then producing pictures of unfocused nothingness?

Was it wrong to say that?  :eusa_shifty:
just curious, are we really thinking this didn't occur?  I distinctly saw the lion's tail in 2 of the shots, and the deer's rack in another.  The carcass shot was obviously distinct...
Hardly nothingness.  I thought the panther was pretty visible in the middle shot, or at least the back half of it was.  The first shot clearly shows the deer, although the panther isn't super well-defined.  Maybe he should've asked the panther to move his/her head from behind those branches.  :icon_rolleyes:  Shooting through brush/trees with a point & shoot can make it hard to get a good focus.  Knowing that your subject could run up and kill you in a matter of seconds might add to the difficulty.

Ask Casa Grande how difficult it can be to get a good pic of a panther or bear while out on the trail.

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Re: The February 2008 Wildlife Sightings Are On...
« Reply #94 on: March 06, 2008, 02:08:29 PM »
Maybe he should've asked the panther to move his/her head from behind those branches.  :icon_rolleyes:  Shooting through brush/trees with a point & shoot can make it hard to get a good focus.  Knowing that your subject could run up and kill you in a matter of seconds might add to the difficulty.


Good points. 

Wasn't it Randall who mangled some classic shots of the panther, bear & golden eagle duking it out on the edge of the South Rim?

[edit -- nope -- it was Bobcat & it was a 3-legged deer, not an eagle...D'oh!]  http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/big-bend-photographs/when-cameras-attack-t1357.0.html

OK -- enough of this stuff.  Isn't it about time somebody turned this into a weapon-oriented thread?   :icon_lol:
« Last Edit: March 06, 2008, 02:10:55 PM by trtlrock »
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Re: The February 2008 Wildlife Sightings Are On...
« Reply #95 on: March 06, 2008, 04:24:54 PM »
For the record I beleive the kill on the 27th and ay chihuahua was right on with the kiddos and flat out grown liars lookin for attention. and bt yhe way my only sightings were when I was a kid about 14 or so and we went on a hike from El Paso to Big Bend and when we got to Big Bend we saw a Black Bear eating a Mountain lion and then I held up a stick and a golden eagle landed on it and asked me how I was doing!
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Re: The February 2008 Wildlife Sightings Are On...
« Reply #96 on: March 06, 2008, 04:52:00 PM »
.....and then I held up a stick and a golden eagle landed on it and asked me how I was doing!
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     Sooo.. did you answer that you were doing fine but your stick was starting to get a little heavy?? :icon_lol:
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Re: The February 2008 Wildlife Sightings Are On...
« Reply #97 on: March 06, 2008, 05:13:53 PM »
No I shot it with my AK and then ate it (hope I don't get a retroactive citation in the mail)!  :eusa_dance:
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Re: The February 2008 Wildlife Sightings Are On...
« Reply #98 on: March 07, 2008, 09:04:39 AM »
I'm just a little dubious.  I guess I asked to see if there were any other doubters.  

Honestly, the pics of the "kill" don't look like anything in particular to me.  It just seems that they would be a little more clear from 50 yds away.  

The thing that most made me doubt the story was the recount of finding another solo hiker and tracking down the carcass.  It seems odd that there would be not just one, but two people so stupid as to seek out out a recent lion kill.

But what do I know?  I'm wrong on a daily basis.
The highlighted statement above is apparently very true.  I've had a chance to sleep on some of the things I said yesterday and now realize I was wrong in saying them.  While I may have reason to doubt, that gives me no right to state or imply in a public forum that another member is not telling the truth.  Looking back that is what my words implied.  I can't prove it either way, so I shouldn't have said it.  My statements did not confer the type of respect that I would expect others to give me. 

I hope you all will accept my appology.  And yes, I've already appologized to Black Buzzard.  I hope he accepts it.

Brett
« Last Edit: March 07, 2008, 12:05:21 PM by Ay Chihuahua! »

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Re: The February 2008 Wildlife Sightings Are On...
« Reply #99 on: March 07, 2008, 10:23:43 AM »
But what do I know?  I'm wrong on a daily basis.
The highlighted statement above is apparently very true.  I've had a chance to sleep on some of the things I said yesterday and now realize I was wrong in saying them.  While I may have reason to doubt, that gives me no right to state or imply in a public forum that another member is not telling the truth.  Looking back that is what my words implied.  I can't prove it either way, so I shouldn't have said it.  My statements did not confer the type of respect that I would expect others to give me. 

I hope you all will except my appology.  And yes, I've already appologized to Black Buzzard.  I hope he accepts it.

Brett

     Excellent recovery Ay!  Excellent.   :eusa_clap:  I might PM you if (when) I need help/advice to do the same.   :eusa_shifty: :icon_redface:

   Ohhh..and a..

But what do I know?  I'm wrong on a daily basis.
              Welcome to my world.  :eusa_doh:

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Re: The February 2008 Wildlife Sightings Are On...
« Reply #100 on: March 11, 2008, 04:09:48 PM »
I'm just a little dubious.  I guess I asked to see if there were any other doubters.  

Honestly, the pics of the "kill" don't look like anything in particular to me.  It just seems that they would be a little more clear from 50 yds away.  

The thing that most made me doubt the story was the recount of finding another solo hiker and tracking down the carcass.  It seems odd that there would be not just one, but two people so stupid as to seek out out a recent lion kill.

But what do I know?  I'm wrong on a daily basis.
The highlighted statement above is apparently very true.  I've had a chance to sleep on some of the things I said yesterday and now realize I was wrong in saying them.  While I may have reason to doubt, that gives me no right to state or imply in a public forum that another member is not telling the truth.  Looking back that is what my words implied.  I can't prove it either way, so I shouldn't have said it.  My statements did not confer the type of respect that I would expect others to give me. 

I hope you all will accept my appology.  And yes, I've already appologized to Black Buzzard.  I hope he accepts it.

Brett

Hell, I'm not only wrong on a daily basis.....add confused, philosophical, fiesty, passionate and sympathetic!  :willynilly:

I will agree that things are not always as they appear. This is one of the few things I am certain of in life. Some things we can never truly know the answer to unless we are involved in the situation directly, and even then it can be "iffy".

Additionally, I do have to say that I think it was a very bad idea for the lady hiker to go back to the kill site with a stranger. Nothing against BB, I don't know him, and neither did she.

But hey, I've made some really bad choices in life too, so I'm not being judgemental....just reflective, I guess?

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Re: The March Wildlife Sightings are on the NPS Webpage...
« Reply #102 on: April 06, 2008, 07:20:49 PM »
Thanks for the heads-up! Looks like I JUST missed another sighting. We were on the back side of the lodge, but just getting stuff packed up on the 31st when that last lion entry was made. Maybe next time!  :icon_cry:
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Re: The March Wildlife Sightings are on the NPS Webpage...
« Reply #103 on: April 06, 2008, 07:28:09 PM »
BBH,  thank you for posting these every month.  It's great to read them!

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Re: The March Wildlife Sightings are on the NPS Webpage...
« Reply #104 on: April 06, 2008, 07:39:26 PM »
BBH,  thank you for posting these every month.  It's great to read them!


Hi Goldilocks!
I am glad to do it.  Not sure why I have the fascination with the report on the sightings...but is is fun to read through them and think "gosh....wish I had been there to see that one".


Thanks,
BBH
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