Tuesday April 3rd 2018Tim
As a Secondary
Caregiver for two small somewhat self centered domestic
felines I am not in the least excited by the
reappearance of the local Bald Eagle. Fortunately
Bald Eagle are an idle creature, they'd rather steal
food from others than actually go to the effort of
risking feather damage by hunting it down themselves.
But there's always the chance of an anomalous behavior
from them. Good mind to nip down to the local merchant,
purchase an overstocked Remington AR 15 and a secondhand
camouflage jacket with which to patrol the perimeters.
Thank God the Nearctic Golden Eagle is way up in the
north, north. I claim Fake News on the heart stopping
suggestion they winter in the top part of Indiana.
Golden Eagle have been known to take Lambs and Foxes.
strike me that an AR 15 might not be the best weapon to
make short work of a Bald Eagle. It has excellent range,
but a moving target that jumps out of nowhere and flies
with some agility requires something like an Oerlikon 35
mm twin cannon with radar fire control. Old fashioned, I
know, but Sadly such a venerable anti aircraft gun needs
a team of well trained and like minded souls, otherwise
there's a great deal of collateral damage, and every
time you pull the trigger, dispatch a burst of 20 odd
shells, you've spent around a hundred dollars with no
guarantee of a bulls eye. It's a cost factor that can
really only be made up by selling tickets, and in this
wimpy age of instant gratification, fast food and online
shopping not sure that I'd sell many.