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At 08:51 PM 1/7/2010, David Becher wrote:

David,

I assure you, there were no Missouri farmers there, no farm 
equipment, no livestock, no private land, no trespassing...  5,000 
miles from Missouri, 25 years ago.

Dave Starrett


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>Subject: RE: Watch where...
>Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2010 20:50:54 -0600
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>Theft from farms including equipment and livestock is a significant 
>problem.  One thinks of cattle rustling as something that happened 
>in the Old West, but it still goes on today.  Farmers can be very 
>sensitive to people who seem to be spying on their property.  It is 
>also important to remember that in Missouri entering private 
>property without an invitation is trespassing whether the land is 
>posted or not.
>David Becher
>Saint Louis
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> > Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2010 17:47:11 -0600
> > From: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: Re: Watch where...
> > To: [log in to unmask]
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> > 25 years ago my father, an avid birder, took me (not an avid birder
> > back then!) to Hawaii. He did a lot of bird watching while we were
> > there. We stayed with a former colleague of his. They directed us
> > to some local birding spots. We drive down a twisting dirt back road
> > through brush, etc. to come out onto a beautiful secluded beach. It
> > had a few locals on it. He took his binocs and scanned up and down
> > the foliage along the beach looking for something in particular, what
> > I don't know or recall. I started looking at the people on the
> > beach. One exotic young lady was strolling down the beach towards
> > us. It took me a moment to realize her skin colored bathing suit was
> > her birthday suit. I do not to this day know whether my father
> > scanned anything besides the avian birds with his binocs, but the
> > locals on the beach reacted to a couple men standing on the beach
> > staring at their girl, one with binocs. A couple of the young men
> > strutting and preening on the beach began to come to her defense. I
> > encouraged my father to wrap up the bird watching and head to another
> > locale. We did before any confrontation occurred. Our hosts later
> > confirmed that the beach was a locals beach and that the locals
> > didn't always wear bathing suits. They also applauded us for leaving
> > before any confrontation which according to them could have been
> > unpleasant! Years later my dad visited us here in Missouri and sat
> > on our back deck with his binocs scanning the trees, etc. One of our
> > neighbors did her yard work in a bikini. She obviously thought my
> > dad was looking at more than birds. We explained to her what he was
> > doing. Now that I am a birder I recall these two lessons and that
> > they taught me to be very careful of what one APPEARS to be looking
> > at with their binocs!
> >
> > Dave
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|  Dr. David Starrett,
|  Dean, School of University Studies and
|  Academic Information Services and
|  Director, Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning
|  MS 4650, 1 University Plaza
|  Southeast Missouri State University
|  Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
|  Ph: (573) 651-2783
|  Fax: (573) 986-6858
|  email: [log in to unmask]
|  WWW: http://www.semo.edu/ustudies
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