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Mystery photo

Post by Oklahoma Leatherman » Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:42 am

This past Thursday Josh and I headed out to our place near Binger to bow hunt. It was our first opportunity to have a good south wind (or so the forecast said). Josh has not ever shot anything with a bow larger than a grouse so he was very excited when a group of four does and one 7 point buck showed up near his stand.

In this picture you if you look closely you'll see his arrow zipping past the camera just moments before it hits the buck to the left of the picture on a trail headed up to our feeder. That is pretty cool as I've never had that show up on a picture before.

What has me baffled is the "thing" on the right side of the picture. From the tree stand Josh was in he was not able to see this "thing" and after the arrow hit its mark the with all the commotion of deer scattering in 4 different directions he never saw this "thing" run off. Both of us saw it for the first time when we arrived home late Thursday night.

What do you think this "thing" is? With literally 1,000's of pictures since the first of August this is the only time we've seen anything like this.
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Re: Mystery photo

Post by Oklahoma Leatherman » Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:49 am

In the picture right before the shot Josh took the "thing" is not there. It'll be interesting to see what you all think it may be. I have no idea!
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Re: Mystery photo

Post by hawkthrower » Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:11 pm

Was it windy at all? - might be one of those fast moving plastic bags that seem to be everywhere any more..... that or maybe it's the super sonic dachshund retriever going to bring back the kill! :rolf:
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Re: Mystery photo

Post by Winter Hawk » Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:43 pm

I agree with Hawkthrower that it's plastic bag of some sort. Perhaps it's a piece of feed bag which one of the deer was working on when the shot was taken? There is only a three minute difference between the photos so it must have been carried in or kicked up by one of the deer. Pretty neat photos!

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Re: Mystery photo

Post by Full Quiver » Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:05 pm

UFO
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Post by Oklahoma Leatherman » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:01 am

My first reaction was that it is a bag of some sort, but it was dead silent with no wind. There was nothing there when Josh got into the stand and nothing there when we walked around or drove out. I was back in there yesterday and did not see any plastic bags either anywhere. My sister pointed out that it could be an armadillo looking to the top left. There could be an armadillo head there but the rest of the "body" doesn't really look right nor does the color match.

Maybe Donnie is right, UFO. Wait it wasn't flying so... The plot thickens!
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Re: Mystery photo

Post by hawkthrower » Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:00 am

were there any black birds around? starlings? crows? ravens? kinda a reach but....
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Re: Mystery photo

Post by Oklahoma Leatherman » Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:20 pm

There were a lot of crows earlier in the evening. I'm still stumped though!
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Post by eddie c » Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:40 pm

I downloaded the pic to my phone and blew it up. I showed it my wife and daughter. We dont believe it is a live breathing critter. The light spots look like the ground when blown up.
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Post by KsBow » Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:17 pm

It's a possum on the half shell....or armadillo for you less Okie guys! That's my official story and I'm sticking to it. :applaud:
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Re: Mystery photo

Post by Poggins » Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:23 pm

What Ralph said , but what I think is that there was a bird just behind it ,that's what makes it look odd.
Late and shadowed doesn't help , pluss I'm sure both animals were reacting to the events unfolding at the time.

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Re: Mystery photo

Post by Full Quiver » Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:47 pm

It could be the elusive Chupacabradillo :eek:
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Re: Mystery photo

Post by Oklahoma Leatherman » Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:36 pm

Oyster on the half shell is what I am going with; best answer so far! Cupra... what the heck! Oh the goat sucking mystical creature, kinda yea I think NOT. I like UFO better than that answer. (considering we own a goat dairy farm!)

A black armadillo or trash bag or something. The mystery still persists. It is not trash and I don't think it's a bird or birds. Maybe a black dachshund or a mini moose. Okay, our 8 year old son came up with that last answer!
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Re: Mystery photo

Post by zeek from coon creek » Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:50 am

Are there black armadillos? We don't have armadillos around here yet, but they are getting closer each year. For years the TWRA denied that they were advancing into the midstate and explained the ones that were found dead on the roadsides as having been hit by a truck and becoming lodged were carried along until they worked loose and fell out along the roads. That notion held a little water until folks started getting photos of live armadillos digging up yards and gardens. It's the same with the mountain lion; there have been numerous reports of sightings but no photos or dead cats yet. So, TWRA says they're not here. I think it is arrogant to think that we ever completely killed them out in this state in the first place. There is a lot of really remote, rough, mountainous country in Tennessee where most anything could live undetected.
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Re: Mystery photo

Post by KsBow » Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:07 am

Yeah, sounds good huh! Heck yes they're there. We have em all the way into Kansas, why wouldn't some head your way. Our wildlife department denies the existence of mountain lions in Kansas. Yeah, right. Nothing up here for em to eat. :applaud:
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Re: Mystery photo

Post by Full Quiver » Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:59 pm

Well K.C. it sure looks like an armadillo in a trash bag to me. Then with you guys having the goat farm & all, do not rule out the goat blood sucking armadillo even though there are those who deny their existence. He is probably trying to infiltrate your farm using the trash bag as a disguise.
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Re: Mystery photo

Post by campcook » Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:57 pm

I say weiner dawg. Alex

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Re: Mystery photo

Post by FullDraw » Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:43 am

Full Quiver wrote:It could be the elusive Chupacabradillo :eek:
I vote for Donnie's idea. :D

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