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Extremepredjudice
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« on: April 30, 2012, 02:07:15 AM »

Ok, so this weekend, my squadron had a joint FTX with 2 other squadrons. The SET divided everyone up into 4ish man teams, each with an experienced leader. I was team 1 leader...

The SET had setup a practice hasty and thorough search... After we completed our thorough search, we moved to the hasty search. The hasty search course had 8 clues (flagging tape) on it.

While doing this, I spotted a piece of flagging tape slightly behind us, so I jogged back to go get it, and I decided to jump this low lying bush. (Only because I thought I could see through it, and didn't see anything that could be a safety hazard) While in mid air, a fawn stood up and I punted it about 5 feet... The fawn ran away as fast as it could after that.

The SAREx I attended before the FTX, I climbed into a dumpster voluntarily. It seems I "am that one cadet" that does the crazy/weird stuff.
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2012, 10:01:46 AM »

That's nothing. We had one cadet BITD who punched a deer. After, that "Mongo" moment, we had a cadet at another activity who fell asleep in a pasture during "night ops" who got stepped on by a cow.
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2012, 10:12:52 AM »

I surprised a small buck ( California Coastal Deer are the oompa loompas of the dear world- they are about the size of a fair sized Labrador) one dark night while taking a long walk in the woods, and had him cornered. He ran right past me, hit me with a antler tip, and brushed up against me while I struggled to maintain control of my bowels.....The only damage besides a slightly torn shirt was that both of us used up a few of our lifetime allotment of heartbeats! I cornered an Opossum accidentally one night and it made a sound I did not know they could make! Right out of a Wes Craven film. He went to Possum heaven ( Sorry you guys in Louisiana, I did not throw him in the ice chest- I understand they taste just like Armadillo)

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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2012, 10:22:32 AM »

...- I understand they taste just like Armadillo)

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You mean that you found a species that doesn't "taste like chicken"?  :o

My Father pulled that on me once when I was little to get me to try tuna fish off the bar-b-q. 

It only worked once!

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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2012, 10:25:12 AM »

I was chased into my tent deep in the woods at 0200 by a Velociraptor duing our squadron's bivouac last fall.
In reality it was probably just a screech owl and we were technically on the back lot of a Girl Scout campground but it scared the heck out of me all the same.
The important thing is that I survived and it's become a legendary story.
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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2012, 10:33:21 AM »

I was chased into my tent deep in the woods at 0200 by a Velociraptor duing our squadron's bivouac last fall.
In reality it was probably just a screech owl and we were technically on the back lot of a Girl Scout campground but it scared the heck out of me all the same.
The important thing is that I survived and it's become a legendary story.
:)
Wow, I think I would have done my best to take that one to the grave...

I had a bit of a run in with a deer as a cadet. On a micro FTX we were learning suble hints at activity in the woods... Dumb tracker training really, so we decided to track some deer... We found them, you could tell they had been laying in a patch of shrubbery (*NI*), but before we got close to them at all they were all up and they decided it was best to use their superior intellect on us unwitting 14 and 15 year olds and they ran towards us... At the ripe old age of 14 I thought there must have been a hindered... There were three... But it still felt like a massive stampede with them running right through us.
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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2012, 10:57:50 AM »

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Wow, I think I would have done my best to take that one to the grave...
Humiliating myself for the sake of 'funny' has never been an issue with me.
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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2012, 11:12:37 AM »

Hey, owls are terrifying IMHO. I would have been right there with you man!  ;D
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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2012, 04:35:18 PM »


Those claws are sharp ... Eagle owl in flight high speed camera AMAZING slow motion camera
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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2012, 04:41:14 PM »

Thanks, a2capt, I'm going to have nightmares now!  ;D
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« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2012, 04:45:30 PM »

Now that is cool...
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« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2012, 05:36:51 PM »

Fun's fun, but you're not exactly doing your fellow cadets a service in regards to shenanigans on ES missions.

If I had a cadet who was leaping bushes and hiding in dumpsters, I would not be inclined to invite them on missions and training,
as their decision making abilities are somewhat suspect.  A broken ankle 10 miles from the ICP, or a concussion from a dumpster lid
won't tend to increase mission effectiveness.

You may wind up serving as an example in a case study, though.  That bush you "though" you could see through, could just have easily hidden
a huge hole, something sharp and pointy, or a monster puddle.

Also, we no longer perform "hasty" searches, they are referred to as "expeditious searches".
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« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2012, 06:28:02 PM »

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hiding in dumpsters
We were searching for the ELT. I decided we couldn't properly search the dumpster by standing outside of it, so I jumped it. Woodsy was there... I was legitimately searching for the beacon.




That is part of my yard. I walk through that every day. I can track animals (and humans) quite well. I live across the street from 26k acres of forest.


I can judge whether or not it is safe for me to jump over a low lying bush. Besides, I cleared the bush easily, and landed past the bush. I had already checked that area past it, to make sure I wouldn't land on anything

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« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2012, 06:51:31 PM »

No one with common sense would get into a dumspter to check it - they would take the contents out of the dumpster.

I can judge whether or not it is safe for me to jump over a low lying bush.

I had already checked that area past it, to make sure I wouldn't land on anything

Your story disagrees.

While in mid air, a fawn stood up and I punted it about 5 feet...

You could have just as easily been tossed backwards on your neck, been paralyzed permanently or died hitting your head.  Do what you will
on your own time in your own woods, but don't take unnecessary risks on CAP time.
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« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2012, 07:04:57 PM »

I kicked something, but I didn't land on it.

The impact didn't affect my flight path.
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« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2012, 07:14:36 PM »

I kicked something, but I didn't land on it.

The impact didn't affect my flight path.

This time.
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« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2012, 07:18:02 PM »

I kicked something, but I didn't land on it.

The impact didn't affect my flight path.

This time.
The bush was MAYBE a foot high, and the way I jumped over, MAYBE a foot long. It was hardly more than a normal running stride.
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« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2012, 07:36:05 PM »

I kicked something, but I didn't land on it.

The impact didn't affect my flight path.

This time.
The bush was MAYBE a foot high, and the way I jumped over, MAYBE a foot long. It was hardly more than a normal running stride.

But you didn't see the Doe? The few that I've run into weren't that small...
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« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2012, 07:39:39 PM »

No one with common sense would get into a dumspter to check it - they would take the contents out of the dumpster.

I can judge whether or not it is safe for me to jump over a low lying bush.

I had already checked that area past it, to make sure I wouldn't land on anything

Your story disagrees.

While in mid air, a fawn stood up and I punted it about 5 feet...

You could have just as easily been tossed backwards on your neck, been paralyzed permanently or died hitting your head.  Do what you will
on your own time in your own woods, but don't take unnecessary risks on CAP time.

Next time I have to go into the ghetto to search for an ELT, I will just set the place on fire and see if the signal stops......cause that would be the safe thing to do.....Really? you have never searched a commercial dumpster? You just haven't lived!

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« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2012, 08:03:27 PM »

Next time I have to go into the ghetto to search for an ELT, I will just set the place on fire and see if the signal stops......cause that would be the safe thing to do.....Really? you have never searched a commercial dumpster? You just haven't lived!

Searched one?

Yes.  Got into one?  No.

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