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Old May 25, 2007, 8:06 AM   #11
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Shooting Kingfishers is strictly against the law and is subject to a very heavy fine. All songbirds including kingfishers is a no no. About the only exceptions are house sparrows and starlings. lyle74
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Old May 25, 2007, 10:40 AM   #12
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Shooting Kingfishers is strictly against the law and is subject to a very heavy fine. All songbirds including kingfishers is a no no. About the only exceptions are house sparrows and starlings. lyle74
Hi Lyle74,

I'm sure that nobody was suggesting actually killing birds to take pictures of them. All of the posters that mentioned anything about the bird being dead are dedicated bird shooters in a photographic sense only. I'm certain that any such comments, including mine especially, were meant to convey a sense of humor -- in keeping with the original post.

I'm sorry if my post disturbed you, assure you that it was meant in jest only, and I think that I speak for Kjell, Roy, and Ronny also in this.

I sincerely appreciate your concern.

Scott

PS -- Okay-- maybe not Roy after his nefarious "crow as turtle food" comments. . .:-). (This is another attempt at humor)

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Old May 25, 2007, 11:02 AM   #13
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Completely true Scott wouldn't dare to hurt any animal.

The site where this picture comes from is worth a visit, it's really difficult to find what shots aren't fake.


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Old May 25, 2007, 11:19 AM   #14
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Shooting Kingfishers is strictly against the law and is subject to a very heavy fine. All songbirds including kingfishers is a no no. About the only exceptions are house sparrows and starlings. lyle74
call tim!!! he can arrest all of us.. that is if he'll come out from under the car

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Old May 25, 2007, 5:50 PM   #15
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Round here the Cottonmouths would have a field day sinking fangs in you doing that....



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Old May 25, 2007, 6:10 PM   #16
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Hi Bigdawg.

I had to Google "cottonmouth" No way I`d go in the water where you live.

http://www.snakesandfrogs.com/scra/s.../stayaway1.jpg

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Old May 25, 2007, 6:27 PM   #17
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dawg,
being from new orleans and an old mudbug i know EXACTLY what you mean. you really haven't lived until a big ole cottonmouth has dropped into your pirogue to say hello. or had one or a copperhead chase you when you are swimming. how about them nice diamond backs?? did i forget the 8' alligators?? and the quicksand, always hated that stuff.

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I don't think the picture is legit. Two things don't look right.

1. I see a lens but no camera body.

2. The shadows on the stick and photogrpaher show the sun to be in the upper left corner of the photograph and behind the subjects, therefore the shadow on the stick should also be on the breast of the bird.

Though I could go that Hardcore to get a great shot.

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Old May 26, 2007, 7:01 AM   #19
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being from new orleans and an old mudbug i know EXACTLY what you mean. you really haven't lived until a big ole cottonmouth has dropped into your pirogue to say hello. or had one or a copperhead chase you when you are swimming. how about them nice diamond backs?? did i forget the 8' alligators?? and the quicksand, always hated that stuff.

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Hi Roy

I know what you mean by that.
Many, many years ago we were swimming in My father In Laws pond. And all of a sudden I hear one of my Brother in Laws yelling Snake. Next thing I hear my father-In Law yell "get out" Copperhead. That bad boy chased us Almost until shore. After we were out, my FIL popped it with a pistol.



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Old May 26, 2007, 8:12 AM   #20
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Phil,
a copperhead is a beautiful snake.........especially skinned and stretched
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