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Old 06-25-2013, 09:08 PM
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Last night at league we found a turtle laying eggs into a hole about 20 feet from a basket. Tonite at league we found a 4 foot rattlesnake next to a tee pad.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:36 PM
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david sauls can probably correct me/colaborate about the bird, but i saw a Hawk (may have been a red tail, it was really big) at Earlewood Park in Columbia SC 5 years ago at the Earlewood Classic. we had just finnished with our round and were hanging out in the Parking lot getting ready to leave. all of a sudden the Hawk swoops down just above our heads and grabs a smaller bird right out of the air. It then lands on top of one of the light poles in the parkling lot on one leg with the smaller bird still in its other claw. Then proceeds to have dinner right in front of us. the smaller birds feathers were falling like snow flakes. Crazy!
Almost certainly correct about it being a Redtail Hawk. There are a couple in the park. I came across a pair on the ground across from #10, mangling a squirrel, on a day I happened to have a camera; they took off and I got a great picture of one going right by the basket, half a squirrel in its talons.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:36 PM
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Almost certainly correct about it being a Redtail Hawk. There are a couple in the park. I came across a pair on the ground across from #10, mangling a squirrel, on a day I happened to have a camera; they took off and I got a great picture of one going right by the basket, half a squirrel in its talons.
That sounds amazing. Any chance you'd post it?
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:39 PM
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During a casual round I ran into this guy right here. Unfortunately I didn't realize he was there until after I thrown from that lie. Luckily he didn't strike me when I reached down to retrieve my disc.

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Old 06-25-2013, 09:42 PM
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Probably woke him up from his nap and was still trying to figure out what was going on. Did you seriously not use a stick to get your disc after you say him? I bow before your bravery.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:56 PM
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That sounds amazing. Any chance you'd post it?
At hand I have the best of the series, without the basket in view:

Hawk at Earlewood (1).jpg

Hawk at Earlewood (2).jpg
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:00 PM
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.....the one with the basket in frame wasn't nearly as good:

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Anyway, Dave, there's your hawk.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:07 PM
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I'm holding Katanafrenzy responsible for my nightmares tonight.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:15 PM
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Weeks before a tournament we had repeated sightings of a copperhead in the creek right next to the #13 basket.....and I mean, right next to the basket:



Couldn't have that, so my brother staked it out and shot it. When we pulled it out and examined it, turned out not to be a copperhead at all, but a similarly-patterned northern water snake. Oops.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:22 PM
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1) Cool pix of that hawk!
2) I'd mess my pants if I went to pick up my disc and found a copperhead... or any snake for that matter. But I think it's cool how you were able to train it to mark your lie!

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Weeks before a tournament we had repeated sightings of a copperhead in the creek right next to the #13 basket.....and I mean, right next to the basket:

Couldn't have that, so my brother staked it out and shot it. When we pulled it out and examined it, turned out not to be a copperhead at all, but a similarly-patterned northern water snake. Oops.
Imitating dangerous animals may be a valid survival strategy in nature, but it's not without it's drawbacks, eh?

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