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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabby76 View Post
    Now that is just hilarious Bryan! Almost as good as the horse with glowing eyes in the dark
    Horses will give you heart failure in the dark, especially when scanning around with binoculars and you back up to the fence and one snorts and blows hot breath on the back of your neck.
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    It would be nice to live in a more rural area. I know that wild animals would go along with that and that would be an issue too (as you have reported many times!).
    When there is not much light to work the brain process, it comes up with suggestion on its own! Kind of amazing what it can construct. I used to fish a lot ans sometimes I would get out in the middle of a bay and get engulfed in fog. Man, that is a weird feeling. Moving along very slowly hoping to find a bank somewhere and if you do, figuring out where it is! On the way though the brain tries to piece something together and you constantly ‘see’ things.
    I don’t know about you, but sometimes when I really want to spot that gray smudge in the eyepiece, I imagine things, only usually to find there is nothing there. Damn!

    Take care and have a fine day sir!

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    I bought a 5-inch long tactical flashlight last weekend. If I have to light something up while I'm observing, I'm going to light that sucker up good.
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    There is so many places you could take this.... I could just visualize this too. Can’t stop laughing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bladekeeper View Post
    Horses will give you heart failure in the dark, especially when scanning around with binoculars and you back up to the fence and one snorts and blows hot breath on the back of your neck.
    At my age anything that blows hot breath on the back of my neck is welcome! Lol! Bill
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    That’s an awesome story. And now I want to meet Mark Twain the headless cat!
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    Just a cat after all...some real drama there Bryan.
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    Default Re: A Heart Thumper...

    One of the respondents to this thread lives where alligators can be a concern. So a cat on the fence post wins second place. Mind you, at first glance a 6' tall cat in the new light might freak anyone out!!!!
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