And Now, For Some Comic Relief…… Not Jumping The Shark —Shooting The SHARK!

From NBC10 Philly

Police are investigating an incident at a Berks County hunting club in which someone on the hunting grounds allegedly targeted a mechanical flying object rather than a living and breathing one.

SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK) are in the midst of a campaign against the Wing Pointe commercial hunting grounds in Hamburg, Berks County and its live pigeon shoots in which the birds are shot down. SHARK began to use an “Octocopter,” a remote controlled flying machine with a high tech video camera, to secretly record the pigeon shoots as they happen.

The drone, nicknamed “Angel,” was recording a live pigeon shoot on Sunday around 3 p.m. when investigators say it was suddenly struck by gunfire.

SHARK claimed “a single sharp rifle crack rang out,” in a press release sent out on Monday. The group says the camera’s video feed was terminated and the drone went out of control before it was manually brought down. The gunshot caused around $4,000 in damage to the camera, according to SHARK.

State Police are investigating the incident. NBC10 is currently trying to contact Wing Pointe for comment.

h/t Latitude

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16 Responses to And Now, For Some Comic Relief…… Not Jumping The Shark —Shooting The SHARK!

  1. Jim Masterson says:

    If you’re going to jump sharks, you need a shark jumping vehicle. Here’s a Volkswagen version:
    http://jamesbat.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/20121118_163215.jpg

    Jim

  2. gator69 says:

    Apparently there was a member of SHOOT at the club Sunday, that stands for “Shooting at Hippies’ Obnoxious Overlording Toys”.

  3. kim2ooo says:

    Reblogged this on Climate Ponderings and commented:
    Looks kinda pigeonie to me. Especially,if you close one eye and hold your head – like this.

  4. kim2ooo says:

    It amazes me, how many people will shout animal cruelty – and embrace abortion.

    • HankH says:

      I recall PETA getting outraged over a cooking show boiling a lobster. Where is their outrage when an unborn child is murdered? At four weeks, the unborn baby’s brain is far more developed than a lobster and they think it is cruel to inflict pain on the lobster but see no issue with killing babies? Scumbag hypocrites!

  5. HankH says:

    My grandfather raised pigeons and took me to pigeon shoots when I was a teen. The Philly story is full of stupidity. They claim the drone was hit by a rifle at the shoot. I guess the ignoramuses don’t realize you don’t shoot pigeons with rifles – you use shotguns. They show a small servo pack with a tiny hole in it. If it had been hit by a rifle, there would be nothing left of it. It was obviously hit by a shot pellet.

    Then they say the pigeon shoot was hidden to avoid detection. Well, duh! They’re held in locations where there’s no chance of stray shot hitting someone or property – typically in a wooded area with an open field outside of town, on private property. Speaking of which, spying and photographing people on private property is illegal. The shooters had every right to shoot down the drone if it was indeed intentional.

    I think it is hilarious the idiots fly a drone over a pigeon shoot and now ask the police to investigate because it got shot. Priceless!!!

  6. leftinbrooklyn says:

    Let see, a legal pigeon shoot, damages a probable illegal surveillance. Police investigating. Police usually don’t like the illegal stuff.

    And besides, their equipment took one for the pigeons. They should be happy. Or, they like pigeons, just not $4000 pigeons.

  7. DirkH says:

    It’s a nice service by the hippies to provide shooters with free mechanized targets.

  8. philjourdan says:

    Fully justified. The object was trespassing. I would hope the club has a bounty on the things. Keep shooting down a few of those things and see if the clowns still have money to buy new ones. It serves 2 purposes. It wastes the clowns money, and provides for better target practice than skeet.

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