[Tweeters] Unleashed Drones
rhtyler at gmail.com
Tue Jan 16 09:53:15 PST 2018
Having seen drones chasing red-tailed hawks, geese and ducks in parks, and
harlequin ducks along the Alki waterfront, I think it's time to ban these
things in public areas. A 12-gauge shotgun with birdshot would work pretty
well to manage drone populations in any given area. Maybe the fish and
wildlife people could sell Drone Stamps? Having a high-speed drone whip
past my head on a beach (maybe 10 feet away) made me a proponent of drone
On Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 1:40 AM, Dan Reiff, PhD <dan.owl.reiff at gmail.com>
> Doug Parrot and I were walking out on the Edmond’s pier a few days ago,
> having a nice chat and looking for birds.
> When we reached the South end, we heard a sound, looked up and saw a drone
> flying about 15 feet above us. It went past the end of the pier, dropped
> and turned to face us-
> 20-25 feet in front of us and and about 5 feet higher than our heads.
> I felt-well I am not sure what-it was a novel experience-but I did not
> like it-at all!!
> I strongly waved for it- by owner- to leave. It didn’t.
> I could not locate the owner, but he was no where nearby.
> Really obnoxious, I believe illegal and dangerous.
> Have any of you had this experience?
> I like dogs, but not unleashed, in a posted area. At least I can talk to
> the owner.
> Unleashed Drones, remotely piloted by someone who is not visible,
> physically intrusive and potentially dangerous are a ten fold greater
> annoyance. I really hope this is not new trend.
> But, I drone on.....
> Thank you,
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