A Dixie Lady Deer Hunter
Article by Fred Messina, editor of "On Target Outdoors" from The Vicksburg Evening Post on Friday, January 19, 1990. Photo by Bob Phillips.
Bob Phillips came up the other day with a photo of his wife Marian and a deer she got on Brown's Point New Years Eve. The deer was an 8-point with 16 inches of inside spread that weighed in at 190 pounds. A nice trophy in anyone's book. However, the tale Bob told is that this was Marian's fourth deer this year and he claimed that he would have done better than he did if he had not spent so much time hauling Marian's deer out of the woods. Come off it, Bob. We all know who the hunter was.
Sunday, September 04, 2011
State Trooper Rescues An Owl
I was sent this story via email from my blogger friend, Robert in Port Townsend, WA, (Oil-Electric), about a barn owl that was rescued by a state trooper last Friday morning near Snohomish, WA.
The incident began when the owl swooped in front of a box truck as it was heading along Highway 2. The owl smacked into the windshield and somehow got itself stuck behind the cab of the truck.
The truck driver pulled over to the side of the highway, and was spotted there by State Patrol Sgt. Greg Erwin.
Erwin stopped to see what was the matter and found himself confronted with a problem that he doesn't face every day. But the resourceful trooper was able to rescue the owl and get it into a cardboard box and bring it to Sarvey Wildlife Care Center in Arlington.
Once at the care center, the owl flew out of the box and swooped around the room. An exam determined that the owl is probably a female, and that she doesn't have any broken bones.
However, the owl did have blood in its mouth and was slow to respond to light tests to its eyes, indicating that it has a head injury - but now responding well.
The care center plans to keep the owl for two weeks to allow it to recuperate, and then it will be released.