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Subject:Re: Stickney Road Warning
From:Liz Stanley <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Sun, 13 Feb 2011 20:04:35 -0600

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)
> and
> 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
> the
> 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
> the
> 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
> 218-724-6357
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