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Old January 26th, 2006, 12:10 PM   #1
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FX1 is raccoon proof

Had an interesting one happen this weekend. Took my FX1 on a camping trip to Supai, Az to film the spectacular waterfalls there. It's a 10 mile hike into the falls so I stashed my camera and gear in a monster ziplock bag and carried it in my back pack. I did not even bring a tent because I wanted to travel as light as possible. I had a tarp tent so to speak. First night was uneventful but the second night I heard noises around the tarp that I threw over my sleeping bag. Thought it was the wind. Got up in the morning to find my camera bag missing along with another bag containing my prescription sunglasses. I was really pissed, thinking someone had stollen my gear. I started heading for the river near where I was camping and found both bags near the river. There was my camera sitting in the mud next to the river alonside the ziplock bag which was ripped open. The bag that contained my sunglasses was also close by. Seems that a raccoon was interested in a couple of cigars that I had in the bags although he was not smart enough to light them up. Ha!
He left the matches in another bag under the tarp. Silly raccoon. I wiped the mud off and the camera is working fine.
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Old January 26th, 2006, 12:27 PM   #2
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HAHAHAHahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

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Old January 26th, 2006, 12:50 PM   #3
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You're very lucky the fx didn't make it to the river - your story would have had a different mood. Very funny. Kurth
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Old January 26th, 2006, 12:55 PM   #4
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EVERYBODY wants to make movies these days! Sheesh!
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Old January 26th, 2006, 01:03 PM   #5
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You sure it wasn't BIGFOOT? Too bad you can't get some video of that!

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Old January 26th, 2006, 07:42 PM   #6
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I used to stash cigars in my camera bag as well, but I kept smashing them...which is a shame to do to a $5 stogie, but a crime on a $10+ one! I ended up buying a travel case like this:

http://www.neptunecigar.com/accessor...ry.asp?id=1094

They cost under $20 bucks at any cigar shop or online. They keep your cigars nice and humidified, plus they're CRUSHPROOF and WATERPROOF...and hopefully RACOON-PROOF as well!


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Old January 27th, 2006, 08:42 PM   #7
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Strange, I just created a photoshop with a videogame character holding a Z1U! and it's a raccoon!!!

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c4...ywithhvrz1.jpg
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Old January 29th, 2006, 05:47 PM   #8
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So what do you think of my picture?
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Old January 30th, 2006, 01:16 PM   #9
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Raccoon pic.

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Great pic. Mind if I print it off? I'd like to hang it on my bulletin board to remind me how lucky I was. Thanks.
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Old January 30th, 2006, 09:42 PM   #10
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^Of course!
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Old January 31st, 2006, 01:46 AM   #11
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If that happened to me I'd be too f***ing mad to ever laugh about it or tell the tale. Your must be pretty light hearted!
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