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2012-07-02 10:21:46 AM  

Igor Jakovsky: I had a crane snag my bait (a mullet) in midair when I casted it out. It was abiatch to get the bird untangled withhout hurting it.

/csb


And all this time, I thought you were supposed to use spinning lures, worms, or pieces of other fish as bait. I never knew that you could fish with hair.

keslerski.files.wordpress.com

/I learned something today.
 
2012-07-02 10:31:07 AM  

teto85: Best. Fishing Story. Ever.


I was riding my bike to work one day and a live fish (about a 15" catfish) fell out of the sky and lay on the street in front of me flapping around. It was a real head scratcher. I looked up - nothing. I watched from a distance, thinking maybe a bird dropped it and would come back and claim it, but the only birds were a couple of crows (and there's no way they could have lifted that fish). . This happened between 2 relatively tall buildings, so my only guess was that someone maybe threw it off the roof of one of the buildings.

About a year later I got the answer. I saw a bald eagle carrying a fish it had just pulled from the lake, and a group of crows were diving at it and harassing it. Eventually the eagle dropped the fish and flew off, and the crows swooped on it.

If any benighted soul chooses to use this as a political metaphor for the current state of America, I demand my part be played by Johnny Depp (the cool one, not the gay one).
 
2012-07-02 10:36:34 AM  

Hawnkee: Yeesh, they're getting as bad as the seagulls in Ocean City stealing people's french fries from the buckets.


Watched a seagull on neighboring Assateague Island swoop down and take a hot dog off a hot grill once. but that wasn't nearly as impressive as the wild pony that used his hoof as a knife to slit the screen on a screen tent so he could get his nose through, then popped the lid off a cooler and ate The canteloupe and Captain Crunch inside (but turned up his nose at the Cheerios)
 
2012-07-02 10:36:49 AM  

Igor Jakovsky: Gunny Highway: filter: Where do you live?

By the time I moved out of the Twin Cities back in 2005, I was seeing them in the city.

When I was in Alaska, they were as common as pigeons.... were damn near everywhere.

Gunny Highway: [i282.photobucket.com image 480x640]

Saw my first bald eagle on vacation this year. It was amazing.

I grew up in RI, moved to Queens, and now I am in Boston. There are some around but I never had to pleasure of seeing one until I went to Florida this year. We woke up and there were two in the tree outside the house.

Thanks to protectio and hefty penalties for poaching they have become kinda common in rural florida. They are quite cool to see.


also here in portland - there are several - at the waste treatment facility.

let me tell you, nothing illustrates the regal & beauty of our nations majestic symbol like the smell of waste treatment & methane flames.

brings a tear n such.
 
2012-07-02 10:40:51 AM  

SniperJoe: I'm waiting for the Tea Partiers to come in and say that this is a clear allegory for taxation. The eagle (aka the government) swoops in and takes the man's hard earned bounty. Nothing like working and working and finally earning something, only to have that damned eagle snatch it from your grasp!

I can't decide if I need more coffee or less.



Yeah but the Eagle represents America, which is good, not the American government, which is evil.

Photoshop it into a pheasant, or a flying turkey, with Nancy Pelosi's face, and then you could use it for a taxation allegory.
 
2012-07-02 10:58:01 AM  
Sweet Dee could have told him this was bound to happen.
 
2012-07-02 11:08:04 AM  

trippdogg: teto85: Best. Fishing Story. Ever.

I was riding my bike to work one day and a live fish (about a 15" catfish) fell out of the sky and lay on the street in front of me flapping around. It was a real head scratcher. I looked up - nothing. I watched from a distance, thinking maybe a bird dropped it and would come back and claim it, but the only birds were a couple of crows (and there's no way they could have lifted that fish). . This happened between 2 relatively tall buildings, so my only guess was that someone maybe threw it off the roof of one of the buildings.

About a year later I got the answer. I saw a bald eagle carrying a fish it had just pulled from the lake, and a group of crows were diving at it and harassing it. Eventually the eagle dropped the fish and flew off, and the crows swooped on it.

If any benighted soul chooses to use this as a political metaphor for the current state of America, I demand my part be played by Johnny Depp (the cool one, not the gay one).


I don't think you get to choose which Johnny Depp shows up on set.
 
2012-07-02 11:13:40 AM  
When I hear stories of an animal snarfing a fisherman's catch off the line, I think "What if the animal swallows the hook when it eats its stolen catch?"
 
2012-07-02 11:20:13 AM  

Dadburns: Bald Eagles are pretty common in my area (I'm an "area man") and are well known as opportunistic feeders who aren't shy. We have a lot of turkey and chicken farms in my area (see above) and bald eagles can be seen by the dozen in the trees around the dead bird compost piles. They will swoop down as the dead birds are being thrown on the pile and fight amongst themselves for the carcasses and frankly don't care much if a human gets in the way.


Okay, so this is a rather random question: I've been planning on raising more chickens on more land in the future (I only have 5 now). What do you do with the dead bird compost piles? I'm such a noob, I really would probably have a sectioned area to bury them or something.
 
2012-07-02 11:38:43 AM  

LordJiro: This is a clear allegory for taxation. The eagle (aka the government) swoops in and takes the man's hard earned bounty. Nothing like working and working and finally earning something, only to have that damned eagle snatch it from your grasp!


Beautiful.
 
2012-07-02 11:47:05 AM  
I hope that eagle gets colon cancer.
 
2012-07-02 12:09:03 PM  
Amazing shot - I'd be blowing that bad boy up to poster size and framing it if I was him.

He could probably make a couple bucks selling that to local restaurants or fishing lodges.
 
2012-07-02 12:09:35 PM  

SniperJoe: I'm waiting for the Tea Partiers to come in and say that this is a clear allegory for taxation. The eagle (aka the government) swoops in and takes the man's hard earned bounty. Nothing like working and working and finally earning something, only to have that damned eagle snatch it from your grasp!

I can't decide if I need more coffee or less.


You need a shrink
 
2012-07-02 12:10:56 PM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: When I hear stories of an animal snarfing a fisherman's catch off the line, I think "What if the animal swallows the hook when it eats its stolen catch?"


csb but this happened to me. Fish on the line, a duck decides he sees the easy meal and swallows my fish. Duck hooked. Bloody mess. Stupid duck.
 
2012-07-02 12:19:40 PM  

Deathfrogg: My hometown. The lake is only about 6 acres and no motors are allowed on it. The fish never get very big there.


I knew I couldn't be the only 'Hamster on Fark.
 
2012-07-02 12:22:11 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: You need a shrink


Apparently what I actually need is to use a [SARCASM] tag. See my above post from 7:56 AM.
 
2012-07-02 12:24:38 PM  
At least it didnt take his wallet too.

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2012-07-02 12:25:37 PM  
 
2012-07-02 12:44:12 PM  

SniperJoe: I'm waiting for the Tea Partiers to come in and say that this is a clear allegory for taxation. The eagle (aka the government) swoops in and takes the man's hard earned bounty. Nothing like working and working and finally earning something, only to have that damned eagle snatch it from your grasp!

I can't decide if I need more coffee or less.


Not a tax, it's a penalty. Man works for something and the gubment comes and takes it away. No, it's not a tax, it's a penalty.
 
2012-07-02 01:33:47 PM  
I've lost a few fish to loons, and an osprey tried to take a fish off my line once. No eagles though.. although, when fishing for bull trout I did have a golden eagle let me know i was fishing too close to him.
 
2012-07-02 04:13:23 PM  

SniperJoe: I'm waiting for the Tea Partiers to come in and say that this is a clear allegory for taxation. The eagle (aka the government) swoops in and takes the man's hard earned bounty. Nothing like working and working and finally earning something, only to have that damned eagle snatch it from your grasp!

I can't decide if I need more coffee or less.


Wow! I'm sure you'll get some bites with that one.
 
2012-07-02 04:49:05 PM  
I can't figure this out: The FISHERMAN says he took the pictures... but the photographs are clearly taken from another boat looking at him.

Something ain't right here.
 
2012-07-02 04:54:40 PM  

cr0100: I can't figure this out: The FISHERMAN says he took the pictures... but the photographs are clearly taken from another boat looking at him.

Something ain't right here.


THANK you, I figured someone else would have picked up on that by now. How did he manage it???
 
2012-07-02 04:56:30 PM  
Wait, reading comprehension FAIL.

His buddy had the camera and was fishing near enough to get pics.

/I am so ashamed at my reading failure
 
2012-07-02 05:00:42 PM  
This isn't rare. I used to fish in WI and eagles stalk you. One flew at my empty lure while I was casting.
 
2012-07-02 05:12:16 PM  
Thanks, bsteiny. I guess I didn't read as carefully as I thought I had..
 
2012-07-02 06:59:13 PM  
outside of the Elm Street Jr High school, during the last week of school, a bald eagle sat in one of the trees in front of the building. The school mascot is the Elm Street Eagles. Pics in the local paper. Thought it was pretty cool.

/although a nesting pair caused considerable delay, expense and re-routed an airport access road in Bedford about 10 years ago.
 
2012-07-02 07:42:39 PM  

555-FILK: Wow! I'm sure you'll get some bites with that one.


I did! I wasn't even trying to troll, I was just being a sarcastic bastard!
 
2012-07-03 03:33:12 PM  

Mytch: Hawnkee: Yeesh, they're getting as bad as the seagulls in Ocean City stealing people's french fries from the buckets.

Reminds me of a story I was recently told. A friend told me about the time her class took a field trip to climb Halla mountain. They had planned to climb to the peak. As they climbed they found crows everywhere on the mountain, and the birds followed them as they climbed. When they got out their lunchboxes to eat lunch, the crows began flying right into the boxes and taking food out. They had to cancel the climb. Animals can be arseholes.


I used to work at a Bar/restaurant, and one morning as i was taking out the trash i saw this huge Crow fly into the dumpster for some food. I snuck up to the dumpster and closed the lid trapping the bird Imagine his surprise when he opened the dumpster lid and that crow came flying out.
 
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