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jim762
01-10-2009, 04:34 PM
During a game on friday i was sitting in an ambush spot, when out of the corner of my eye i see movement. Not wanting to give myself away, I froze and waited. coming from my left, and walking, about 2 feet in front of me was one of these: http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm140/jcbrower/180px_Dwarf_mongoose_Korkeasaari_zo.jpg
A freaking mongoose!!! It trotted by me like i wasn't there!!! Never even glanced at me. I guess my camo works....

DFSniper
01-10-2009, 04:38 PM
lol. thats awesome!

Critical
01-10-2009, 04:38 PM
What color tape was he wearing? And, why was he allowed on the field without eye protection? Did he chrono?


LOL

irishwarrior
01-10-2009, 04:58 PM
Lol, nice.

jim762
01-10-2009, 05:20 PM
What color tape was he wearing? And, why was he allowed on the field without eye protection? Did he chrono?


LOL

:lolsign:

spyderfan4271
01-10-2009, 05:54 PM
Atleast he didn't mark his territory on you.

DFSniper
01-10-2009, 05:57 PM
Atleast he didn't try chewing your leg off!

fixed :up:

bigred76
01-10-2009, 06:38 PM
Telling if camo works is very easy: it doesn't. ;)

TheDarkShadow
01-11-2009, 07:29 AM
wow that is crazy

XSiv Force
01-11-2009, 07:46 AM
i would have tackled him........or surrendered him

ferret15
01-11-2009, 07:53 AM
lol thats good.

DRAGON
01-11-2009, 11:35 AM
For all you know, it could have been a ferret -

Modded-Like-Hell
01-11-2009, 12:53 PM
What color tape was he wearing? And, why was he allowed on the field without eye protection? Did he chrono?


LOL

thats funny

xsvly-fat
01-11-2009, 01:03 PM
Telling if camo works is very easy: it doesn't. ;)

Yeah I kinda have to agree. But the mongoose story is very convincing...

TheDarkShadow
01-11-2009, 01:12 PM
Telling if camo works is very easy: it doesn't. ;)

(I'll probably get attacked but...) IMO that statement is slightly ignorant. with camo, you blend in better, but that doesn't mean that you become invisible. hmmm let's think about this for just one second which do you think is more visible, a bright orange shirt or camo? If camo didnt work, would the military or hunters use it?

bigred76
01-11-2009, 01:36 PM
You move, I see you. Doesn't matter what you're wearing, eyes see movement first. Then agian, I've had people not see me coming when I was running right at them, wearing red/black gear... IMO it's not the camouflage, but how you move, that makes it harder to see you. Modern day camouflage for the military is specially designed stuff, and that is far different from your run of the mill tigerstripe.

DFSniper
01-11-2009, 01:40 PM
sorry tim, but why do you think the marines went with tigerstripe? to make a fashion statement?

bigred76
01-11-2009, 01:42 PM
Yes. :) How'd you know I was going to say that?

xsvly-fat
01-11-2009, 02:25 PM
The reason why people use camo is mainly to break up ther pattern. If someone is moving you will catch them no matter what they are wearing so camouflage does work to a certain point I guess.

DFSniper
01-11-2009, 02:30 PM
well yeah, but jim wasnt moving, so without movement, there was nothing to really grab your attention.

SpyderMan723
01-11-2009, 02:48 PM
I would've bunkered his furry ass!

:dodgy:

DRAGON
01-11-2009, 02:59 PM
Camo's should be attuned to the environment they're used in. It would be senseless to use tiger stripes in the dessert or the adverse. It's the whole idea to blend best as you can into your environment. Tiger stripes are for the jungle, woodland for normal woods and desert for desert. Urban kind of confuses me, especially those pink :o and colored urban's I have seen lol. Camo might even be based on the colors on some animals. If you notice nature has colored the coats of a lot of animals to blend in with their environment. And then you have animals like the chameleon that have the ability to change colors that reflect their environment. I'm still waiting on the human version of chameleon bdu's. I suppose they should call it the 'Predator' camo pattern -

Far as the thread starter, most all animals are color blind but have other senses attuned that we don't. You must have been downwind from that critter or it would have noticed you. Maybe it even did but paid you no mind. Though small in size, there's very little that a mongoose would run from. If you shot it with your marker you would have prolly just pissed it off and now had little toofa marks on your ankles - :D

Griff
01-11-2009, 04:28 PM
Camo helps in the woods or speed ball field why were the multipal colord jersy's popular before they where restricted. Hard for ref to spot hitts. in the woods just tring to blend in with feilds suroundings.