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Mowing the barnyard can be dangerous!

Postby Barnyard » Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:59 am

I was mowing the back field last night and found this sticking out of the ground.

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It was about 20 feet in from the fence line. I never noticed it on my first two passes but when I came around the third time I spotted it. It is an aluminum hunting arrow but there was no tip on it, unless it stuck in the ground when I pulled it out. It wasn't in very far and I felt around for the tip but couldn't find one.

I asked the woman across the road if her kids had a bow and she said they didn't. I now suspect the family behind her may have shot it from their yard. From the angle it stuck I can tell it wasn't fired from our road since it looks like it traveled a bit to get that arch.
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Re: Mowing the barnyard can be dangerous!

Postby Cub-Bud » Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:41 am

Be careful Bill :!: :!: While reading your post, I was reminded of this scene in Lonesome Dove:



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Re: Mowing the barnyard can be dangerous!

Postby Super A » Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:11 am

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Re: Mowing the barnyard can be dangerous!

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:14 pm

It may have hit a tree limb and deflected it in another direction.
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Re: Mowing the barnyard can be dangerous!

Postby danovercash » Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:22 pm

No arrows, but did find stone arrowhead. Spent bottle rockets once, and golf balls that no one in the neighborhood will admit to hitting.
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Re: Mowing the barnyard can be dangerous!

Postby Tezell » Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:01 pm

Bill,

You may need to wear a hard hat or a suit of armour if that keeps up :lol:
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Re: Mowing the barnyard can be dangerous!

Postby Bob Perry » Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:35 pm

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Re: Mowing the barnyard can be dangerous!

Postby Barnyard » Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:47 pm

Once again Melissa and her scouts have been called to duty. Bandit is well trained in launching concrete blocks from the top of her head.

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Re: Mowing the barnyard can be dangerous!

Postby Bus Driver » Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:59 pm

An incomplete list of the things I have hit while mowing rough land includes a bellhousing from a car or light truck, a cured sack of Portland cement, a full-size box spring, a 1 1/2 HP electric motor, a big truck inner tube, numerous deer carcasses in various stages of decay, numerous concrete blocks-- and lots of debris discarded by contractors for Time-Warner while constructing aerial co-ax lines on existing utility poles. Guess who I am not happy to see "working" in my area.
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Re: Mowing the barnyard can be dangerous!

Postby danovercash » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:09 pm

Response from Pam Stone on Facebook to your post:
OMGosh!!!! That could've been lethal. We must have the same guardian angel!!
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