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Apr 05, 2008 17:31 |  #1

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U.S. airmen aboard the aircraft carrier USS Truman discovered a screech owl in the left-main wheel well of an F/A 18 Hornet during a pre-flight inspection, March 17, 2008. Nicknamed "Fod," short for foreign object debris, the bird was nursed back to health by an airmen who is a licensed U.S. falconer, then transported to land and safely released. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Matthew Bookwalter

You go little buddy! :)


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Apr 05, 2008 17:49 |  #2

As neat as the story is, that is one fine photograph. :)


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Apr 05, 2008 18:40 |  #3

^ I second that comment! Nice shot!


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Apr 05, 2008 19:50 as a reply to  @ BSBXTi's post |  #4

Cool story!

Owls can often be found at airports. But after 9/11, taking your camera out near the airport is a sure fire way to get a first class ticket to jail.




  
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Apr 05, 2008 21:29 as a reply to  @ owlboy's post |  #5

Amazing story and shot!:)




  
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Apr 05, 2008 21:33 |  #6

Wow, that is fantastic! What luck to see this bird in this situation. Great story and lovely photo.


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Apr 05, 2008 21:40 |  #7

That is one helluva story and a GREAT photo!!!


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Apr 05, 2008 21:41 |  #8

Very cool!



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Apr 05, 2008 21:43 |  #9

Aww, great story and nice piccie too :D


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Apr 05, 2008 21:47 |  #10

Lovely picture great story. Makes the heart feel good:D:D:D


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Apr 06, 2008 00:28 |  #11

Fantastic story! What are the chances..and owl being aboard with a licenced falconer! Super cool!!


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Apr 06, 2008 03:03 |  #12

Story and shot that always make it worthwhile to keeping looking at this forum, superb


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Apr 06, 2008 17:27 |  #13

FOD means foreign object damage, comes form jet engines intakes sucking rocks and other loose items on flight deck. Being retired Navy make me prode my ship mates did the right thing, this is great photo and story!


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Apr 06, 2008 17:51 |  #14

Glad you guys like it, it made me smile and have a better day. I guess I screwed up on the pic and link but it's still there anyway.

Mods: I'll embed the link instead if that's the right way.


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