If nothing else, think of the safety of the birds in that area. I wouldn't
ever stop along there because I fear that he would resort to shooting
birds in order to prevent people from birding along that road.
> Cindy and I were birding the bog on Saturday and made the mistake of
> stopping (for a possible owl sighting) near a house on the Stickney
> Road that has a sign that in part says "Trespassers will be violated...."
> The owner walked out to the road (we were 200 + feet past his driveway)
> asked us what we were doing there. I said we were birding, but he acted
> confused and began confronting us, yelling that he had cameras watching
> road. We just got in the car and left. Unknown to us, he was not through
> "talking" to us and when we were several miles away he pulled up in his
> car while we were driving and forced our car to stop. I use the word
> forced, because I felt like I had to stop or he would try to run us off
> road. We listened to him rant about being an ex-marine, prior killer of
> enemies, Christian, etc. Eventually, he let us drive on. He mentioned
> having problems with birders before so we wanted to be sure to remind
> everyone not to stop anywhere near his house. I am considering contacting
> the county Sheriff just to have the incident on record.
> Chris Edwardson
> Wood Technology Consulting Services
> 31 E. Arrowhead Rd.
> Duluth, MN 55803
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