Tuesday, July 15, 2008

My first YouTube video

Had to try out my new camera a Panasonic Lumix FZ18, 8.1 megapixal and 18x optical zoom.. I almost bought another Nikon, a D40, but this Leica lens on the Lumix has good resolution and the camera rates very high on all tests, so I took a chance.. I must say so far I am impressed, it's quick to start, and takes good saturated photos, I tried a movie without reading the manual, this is the result...

Gypsy is a YouTube junkie as you will see, Gypsy was rescued about 7 years ago from the Heber Utah animal shelter.

By the way, I'll be in Seattle area by June 19th, 2008. Gonna go see some old friends..

Thursday, July 10, 2008

.454 Casull on a raging bull prairie dog or...

a .44 mag on a mouse?

Clearlake man injured during accidental shooting (URL)

Written by Lake County News reports
Tuesday, 08 July 2008

MENDOCINO COUNTY (California, where else?)– A Clearlake man received minor injuries after he was accidentally shot in an incident that occurred July 3 in Potter Valley.

Capt. Kurt Smallcomb of the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office reported that the 42-year-old man – whose name has so far not been released – suffered a superficial wound to the front of his groin area and a bullet hole in his pants. (Excuse me, a superficial anything to the groin is gonna hurt.)

Smallcomb reported that on July 3 at 1:20 a.m. the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center received a cellular 911 call of an accidental shooting that occurred at a residence in the 10000 block of Highway 20 in Potter Valley, near the Lake/Mendocino County line.

The caller reported that an adult female and adult male had been shot as a result of an accident, according to Smallcomb.

When deputies arrived, they found the 43-year-old female from Potter Valley, whose name also has not been released, lying partially inside and partially outside of a travel trailer, Smallcomb said.

The female had a through-and-through gunshot wound to her right knee, Smallcomb said. At the same time they also found the wounded man.

Based on statements and physical evidence gathered at the scene, it was determined that the female was carrying a .44 magnum single-action revolver in a holster under her left arm.

Smallcomb said she stepped into the small travel trailer and had the intent to shoot mice that were apparently scurrying around on the floor of the trailer.

When she went to draw the revolver from the holster, the revolver slipped out and fell to the floor. Upon impact with the floor, Smallcomb said the revolver fired one shot, which passed through her right knee cap, then continued upward and traveled across the front of the man's pants, where it struck a set of keys that were hanging from his belt loop.

Smallcomb said the bullet then glanced off the keys and tore a hole in the man's pants, and continued to travel between the pants and a pair of shorts he was wearing.
(a .44 mag "glancing" off keys? how long did it take to make this story up?)

The bullet came to rest when it entered the coin pocket of the males pants, where it was recovered for evidence, Smallcomb said. (hmmm, keys to groin area to coin pocket....How low were these pants hanging? They just took the bullet for evidence? and left them with the gun to finish the job later...)

The female was transported by ground ambulance to the Ukiah Valley Medical Center for treatment, according to Smallcomb's report.

He added that the case was forwarded to the Mendocino County District Attorney's Office for review. (attempting to take mice out of season? SWG? (Stupid with Gun))

Readers Comments Below....

Donna Christopher - U mite be a redneck Author | 07-08-2008 09:08:55
if you go poppin' .44 cal bullets at a house mouse. Instant Karma? Humans - 0, Mouse - 2. You might want to try a mouse trap with peanut butter. I really am surprised the words alcohol and methamphetimine are not also in this article. Geesh!

Tahoe - Listen Registered | 07-08-2008 10:23:37
Can you hear the banjos playin???
kd006 - Everyone Knows... Registered | 07-08-2008 11:36:15
The proper thing to use when mouse hunting in the middle of the night is a .410 shotgun with a Maglight duct-taped under the barrel. If it were a Moose scurrying about the trailer then a .44 Mag may only be used to dispatch the Moose in a humane manner if the shotgun didn't kill it. I would like to clarify for the readers that Moose in this sense does not refer to Moose, Elks or Masons of the fraternal order variety.

Looking forward to Labor Day, let's see who can top this or the burning boat.

kd006 - Feeling Lucky? Registered | 07-08-2008 13:41:44
Overheard just before:

"But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, mouse?"

John - Second attempt Registered | 07-08-2008 15:03:14
I bet this was the same folks who burnt their boat to a crisp with the fireworks.

Fran - A Better Mousetrap? Registered | 07-08-2008 16:10:53
That was one magic bullet!
I thought for a minute I'd stumbled on one of those forwarded urban legends with a moral something like "So you think YOU'VE had a bad day?"
And it will be a great story to tell the Social Worker when they try to sign up for IHSS.
I will admit to having once shot a pocket gopher with a 16 g shotgun, but that was after it had eaten half my garden. There was collateral damage. Several zuccinis that the gopher hadn't already eaten died as a result of the violence.

You know this would never happen in the Heber Valley....