12/03/10 126 W, 1 I - + 9 - 5 Erie Spectators

Or perhaps eerie spectators to those unaware that it's hunting season in Erie, PA. Firegeezer posted a report on the block-long abandoned furniture factory that burned yesterday. The local paper has a slideshow of strong shots with this photo of spectators, including one person with what's identified as a "20-gauge shotgun." Is that right? Certainly something you won't see around here, folks watching a fire with rifles in tow. Civil disturbances not withstanding. No word on what was being hunted. Deer? Moose? Duck? Rabbit? "I say it's duck season, and I say fire," said D. "Dumas" Duck in the famous Warner Brothers short. Or two shorts, if you count the attribution. Pumpernickel.

Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News photo

Deer season always starts the Monday after Thanksgiving in PA. As to the weapon it is a small gauge shotgun based on the diameter of the tubular clip. It also appears to be not cocked.
stretch - 12/03/10 - 08:25

I remember years ago going with Zebulon EMS to check in on a structure fire with Cornith Holders FD and Antioch FD in Johnston Co. It was in Buck Adams trailer park, which is not known as the “CARY” of Johnston Co. There was a fire fighter posted at the front and the rear of every apparatus with a shotgun to keep the residents from stealing everything off the trucks. So, this is not so unusual of a sight.
former ZEMS - 12/03/10 - 13:15

Wabbit season!
Duda - 12/04/10 - 17:59

CJS (Email) - 12/04/10 - 19:45

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