So this must be what it’s like to be a duck. You’re flying around, up in clear blue sky, minding you’re own duck business, when you suddenly realize that the man on the ground has it in for you–but not in time to do anything about it.
Only we can assume that this camera, and the person behind it, wasn’t minding his or her own business. The farmer, who seems to have a clear stance on his property rights, took decisive action. There’s nothing ambiguous about his response.
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The slow motion sections of the video really sells it. The farmer throws off his hat, slams the action shut on his trusty double-barreled shotgun, and boom.
There’s no audio on the video, but it isn’t hard to imagine the sound.
As drones become increasingly common, so to do violations of privacy. A drone and a camera can allow all manner of intrusions. There have been countless reports of drones appearing outside of windows and hovering over well-fenced back yards.
Mike Rowe, the television personality made famous by his willingness to get explore dirty and disgusting blue-collar jobs, is even rumored to have left his house armed with a shotgun in pursuit of a spying drone. By his own admission, Rowe was naked. That video hasn’t surfaced yet.
Plenty of others have. Take this one from a more Midwestern looking farm. But for the distinctly different look of the landscape, these could very well be the same farmer.
Even the fire department has gotten in on the game. When a neighbor sent up a drone to film the aftermath of a house fire, the fire department didn’t take too kindly to the intrusion. When the drone dropped low enough for them to act, they did. The high-powered hose made short work of the drone.
Warning–the volume does come back at the end of this one, so if you’ve cranked up your speakers hoping to hear something, you may get a loud static surprise.