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Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Sundragons, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. Jul 27, 2018
    Latestarter

    Latestarter Novice; "Practicing" Animal Husbandry Golden Herd Member

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    Looks like it was a pretty "close" hit as well... Probably close enough that I'd have felt safer watching from inside ;)
     
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  2. Jul 27, 2018
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    Sundragons Loving the herd life

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    Believe it or not, it was about 3miles out. I'm not sure what your definition of close is, but I usually start packing up when I can smell the rain and stop shooting when the first drops hit. 3 Miles is plenty of wiggle room. :)
     
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  3. Jul 27, 2018
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    Latestarter Novice; "Practicing" Animal Husbandry Golden Herd Member

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    I've almost been hit by lightning 3 times. The first time a bolt about 3" in diameter went right over my shoulder, through the basement door window, and blew every fuse in the fuse box. This was when I was a kid and we loved to play out in the rain. :hide I've seen bolts hit very close (within 1/4 mile) from storm clouds 5-10 miles away. I LOVE big storms; T-storms, hail, tornadoes, hurricanes... all of em, but have gained a lot of respect with age (& close calls). :old I consider about 1/4 mile as close enough for me to be indoors. ;)
     
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    Sundragons Loving the herd life

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    Closest we've been was about 50 yards. We were already packed and getting in the car and a bolt hit a cactus about that far away. Scared the bejeebers out of my wife.

    Come to think of it, that's the last time she went chasing with me too. hmm...

    I'm glad you're still here to tell the tale, electricity in any form is something I've learned a healthy respect for over the years.
     
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  5. Aug 13, 2018
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    greybeard Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    These have now left...the 2nd brood in this nest this year--3rd year they have nested in it. I'm glad they are gone, and took the pressure washer and eliminated this nest.
    dirtybrd1.jpg

    Why I destroyed their nest. dirtybrd2.jpg
     
  6. Aug 14, 2018
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    Yucky, they need to relocate next year imho.
     
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    Bruce

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    Um, yep.
     
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  10. Aug 20, 2018
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    Sundragons Loving the herd life

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    :lol::lol::lol:
     
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