Stalking Mishaps

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PigSupremecy

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Anyone ever on a stalking lane and done something so completely retarded you either fell down laughing, or gotten trashed for what seems like forever?

Today I tried to turkey peek by climbing about 4 feet up a small tree, I pulled out my binos and burned a window through the tree. For about one second I got my eyes on the silhouette of the truck, when the branch I was laying on snapped, and I fell flat on my face. :doh:

anyone got any similar experiences?
 

0699

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Not stalking per-say...

Leading a patrol (all comm guys doing cool-guy training) through Gimbaru Training Area on Okinawa, late 80s. Late at night, little illum, no NODs. I stop the patrol because there's a sudden drop off ahead. I look across using my peripheral vision and realize it's a ditch, as I can see the other side about three feet away. I step back, tell the patrol leader what it is, that I'm going to jump it, recon the other side, then call for the patrol to cross over. I take a good leap and fall about six feet down. Come to find out it wasn't a ditch but a drop off into a field and I'd been wrong in seeing a ditch. I was lying face down in this field laughing my ass off (after I recovered from the impact) and behind me is the patrol leader (six feet up) going "psst. Psst. PSST!"

When I talked to everyone else after the patrol, they said all they heard was me hit the ground like a sack of potatoes, then start laughing like crazy. They had ZERO idea what was going on across the "ditch".
 

Rabid Badger

Special Forces
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RS Florida....Kid stepped off into a hole in the shwamp.....disappeared like a heavy turd in a sea of muck.....just GONE...

RI sloshes up, pokes around with his walking stick, reaches in and grabs the kid, pulls him up spitting and blubbering....
 

tinker_52

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Loss of depth perception in darkness can spell real trouble, and once I came real close to learning that the hard way while getting used to NODs. Nearly impaled on some re-bar in a bombed-out ruins. Only here today, 'cause a buddy caught me as I was teetering!
 
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Boondocksaint375

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Loss of depth perception in darkness can spell real trouble, and once I came real close to learning that the hard way while getting used to NODs. Nearly impaled on some re-bar in a bombed-out ruins. Only here today, 'cause a buddy caught me as I was teetering!

Absolutely. I fell in a hole that was not much wider/deep as me, but luckily for me, my chin was cushioned by my SAW :rolleyes:. I spent the rest of that exercise feeling blood dripping down my shirt. I have a lovely scar as a reminder.
 
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