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Military Drone Lost Over Lake Ontario

samzenpus posted about 8 months ago | from the hide-and-seek dept.

The Military 258

First time accepted submitter slipped_bit writes "An MQ-9 Reaper drone has gone down over Lake Ontario during a practice mission. The flight, being operated by the New York Air National Guard's 174th Attack Wing in Syracuse, NY, was going well for about three hours before contact with the aircraft was lost. A search was started but had to be postponed due to weather."

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258 comments

Let me be the First to Say... (4, Funny)

avgjoe62 (558860) | about 8 months ago | (#45419447)

Blame Canada!

Re:Let me be the First to Say... (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45419483)

Blame Canada!

In the standard operating procedure, the drone recovery team was killed by missiles as part of the double tap [bbc.co.uk] strategy.

Re:Let me be the First to Say... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45419929)

oh, don't say that, you will force cold fjord to come with some lie to justify these crimes

I told them and I told them... (2)

fyngyrz (762201) | about 8 months ago | (#45420223)

...the hover time locked to a bedroom window with all the cameras running at max bandwidth is LIMITED.

Jeez, you just can't get good drone drivers these days.

Re:Let me be the First to Say... (5, Insightful)

fustakrakich (1673220) | about 8 months ago | (#45419709)

Is that what Brian Boitano would do? Or would he drink Canada Dry?

The interesting thing about using the drones domestically is that it will be harder to cover up these accidents the way they can overseas as classified information. Now we might see how reliable or not they are, and if they are really being used more than once before they wreck.

Re:Let me be the First to Say... (3, Insightful)

DragonTHC (208439) | about 8 months ago | (#45419731)

Honestly, who gives a shit. They were designed to be lost.

Re:Let me be the First to Say... (1)

myowntrueself (607117) | about 8 months ago | (#45420013)

Honestly, who gives a shit. They were designed to be lost.

Maybe it went rouge!!!

Re:Let me be the First to Say... (4, Funny)

stormpunk (515019) | about 8 months ago | (#45420077)

Wouldn't that make it a lot easier to find?

Re:Let me be the First to Say... (4, Funny)

arthurpaliden (939626) | about 8 months ago | (#45420039)

Well it is nice to know that my EMP gun works.

In other news... (5, Funny)

girlintraining (1395911) | about 8 months ago | (#45419449)

In other news, Iran took credit for the downing of this drone as well, saying they have already begun disassembling it and that 'Murica should be very afraid. Pictures have already appeared on the internet of Iranians holding cans of Ginger Ale and eating pancakes, showing their cunning ability to blend in with the indigenous population in order to get close enough to strike at the very heart of the imperialist dogs!

Re:In other news... (1)

Mistakill (965922) | about 8 months ago | (#45419637)

In other news, Iran took credit for the downing of this drone as well, saying they have already begun disassembling it and that 'Murica should be very afraid. Pictures have already appeared on the internet of Iranians holding cans of Ginger Ale and eating pancakes, showing their cunning ability to blend in with the indigenous population in order to get close enough to strike at the very heart of the imperialist dogs!

I heard North Korea did it

Re:In other news... (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45419777)

You're both wrong, it was the Inuit. While we were all thinking they lived in tiny little igloos, those were just entrances to their vast high-tech underground society. Nobody suspects the Inuit...

Re: In other news... (1)

tleaf100 (2020038) | about 8 months ago | (#45419843)

i always suspected they where radar domes. . or atmosphere heaters.. who has the most to gain from global warming.. all those winter months indoors,whispering,planning,hatching plots.. beware of their cohorts,the fundementalist polar bears

Re:In other news... (4, Informative)

theshowmecanuck (703852) | about 8 months ago | (#45419809)

No, they just executed 80 people [nationalpost.com] for watching the news at 11.

Re:In other news... (0)

HornWumpus (783565) | about 8 months ago | (#45419885)

Be fair; it wasn't news at 11. It was 'Team America World Police'.

Re:In other yellow bellied cowardice (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45419761)

of course you will neither confirm nor deny. you pretend you somehow never notice this question. coward! but the question remains: you're obese, aren't you?

OMG!!!! (0)

sconeu (64226) | about 8 months ago | (#45419891)

I hope the pilot wasn't injured!!!!!!

Re:In other news... (5, Informative)

M. Baranczak (726671) | about 8 months ago | (#45419957)

Nonsense. The drone just hit a deer. Everyone in upstate NY does it sooner or later.

Bummer (1)

quax (19371) | about 8 months ago | (#45419457)

I get my freshwater from there.

Re:Bummer (3, Interesting)

damn_registrars (1103043) | about 8 months ago | (#45419693)

I get my freshwater from there.

Considering how close that is to a nuclear power station [wikipedia.org] I think you might have bigger things to worry about than a military drone that went down in the lake.

Re:Bummer (2)

theshowmecanuck (703852) | about 8 months ago | (#45419877)

Never mind the other one across the lake [wikipedia.org] just east of Toronto that used to be the worlds largest nuclear powered generating station. But that one is a CANDU [wikipedia.org] reactor, far less likely to melt down. BTW, the largest nuclear generating station in the world also uses CANDU reactors and is located a little northwest of Toronto [wikipedia.org] .

Re:Bummer (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45419703)

Well if you don't mind water mixed with raw sewage from several different cities [torontostreetnews.com] , not to mention sunk cars, boats, and probably several mafia targets, why should you mind the addition of a single drone?

Re:Bummer (1)

Quasimodem (719423) | about 8 months ago | (#45419989)

Quit bellyaching, you need a little roughage.

standard operating procedure (2)

turkeydance (1266624) | about 8 months ago | (#45419459)

practice/fail/practice/fail...the scientific method in action.

Re:standard operating procedure (2)

RightwingNutjob (1302813) | about 8 months ago | (#45419573)

One would usually want to get one's crashing out of the way with small styrofoam remote controlled airplanes before we fail with big expensive remote controlled airplanes.

Re:standard operating procedure (-1, Flamebait)

Titus Groan (2834723) | about 8 months ago | (#45419631)

i think both you and the summary mean "practise" the verb, not practice the noun.

Re:standard operating procedure (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45419771)

i think both you and the summary mean "practise" the verb, not practice the noun.

I think you forgot that the whole English-speaking world is not European. [reference.com]

Of particular interest is the line that says "Also, British, practise". If you're going to correct someone, get your own shit together, won't you?

Re: standard operating procedure (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45419815)

Only in English speaking countries. In America we say "practice" for both noun and verb. "Practise" doesn't make much etymological sense anyway since the Greek had prattein (prak-t-ein), which renders pointless the barbarism praktizo, the imaginary form that "practise" tries and fails to emulate.

Finder's keepers! (-1)

mark_reh (2015546) | about 8 months ago | (#45419479)

Loser's weepers!

Re:Finder's keepers! (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45419555)

So let me see here. Finder's use an apostrophe, but keepers doesn't? Loser's, again, you felt needed an apostrophe, but you got cheap again for weepers?

Re:Finder's keepers! (1)

mark_reh (2015546) | about 8 months ago | (#45419755)

Why don't you go back to usenet where you belong?

Re:Finder's keepers! (1)

camperdave (969942) | about 8 months ago | (#45419767)

It's painfully obvious that he meant the keepers belonging to Finder, and the weepers belonging to Loser. So Finder has several goalies, or "keepers", and Loser cries a lot.

Re:Finder's keepers! (4, Funny)

z0idberg (888892) | about 8 months ago | (#45419711)

Loses Reapers.

Re:Finder's keepers! (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45420131)

I think you meant:
Finders keepers!

Loosers Reapers

What was the cost (0)

CheezburgerBrown . (3417019) | about 8 months ago | (#45419485)

How much was the Drone worth?

Re:What was the cost (1)

icebike (68054) | about 8 months ago | (#45419507)

How much was the Drone worth?

Apparently not enough, because you didn't even feel it was worth a single click on the only link in the story.

Re:What was the cost (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45419825)

How much was the Drone worth?

Apparently not enough, because you didn't even feel it was worth a single click on the only link in the story.

Anyone else notice the G+ and Facebook users are generally douchebags who lower the signal-to-noise ratio? ("hur hur like you just did" yes you're so clever and original and absolutely not predictable at all *sigh*)

Forgive My Ignorance (2, Interesting)

FrankDrebin (238464) | about 8 months ago | (#45419495)

But why does a state national guard have an attack wing?

Re:Forgive My Ignorance (1)

icebike (68054) | about 8 months ago | (#45419511)

They used to fly F16s.
Its not unusual for ANG wings be have attack capabilities.

Especially near those Dreaded Canadians.

Re:Forgive My Ignorance (3, Informative)

realityimpaired (1668397) | about 8 months ago | (#45419629)

Clearly they're on to our plan to invade the US and reclaim Maine and the Alaska panhandle....

Re:Forgive My Ignorance (2)

formfeed (703859) | about 8 months ago | (#45419979)

Clearly they're on to our plan to invade the US and reclaim Maine and the Alaska panhandle....

What about places outside Maine or Alaska?
Do you take petitions? Is there a sign-up sheet?

Re:Forgive My Ignorance (4, Funny)

ColdWetDog (752185) | about 8 months ago | (#45420079)

No way! We're first!

We want to be invaded.

********
Alaskans for Canada.
********

Re:Forgive My Ignorance (2)

the eric conspiracy (20178) | about 8 months ago | (#45419791)

Syracuse depends on Canadians to come down to their mall for VAT avoidance spending trips.

Re:Forgive My Ignorance (4, Informative)

Deadstick (535032) | about 8 months ago | (#45419617)

Guard units have a nicely dovetailed dual role. Most of the time they act as reserve squadrons for the Air Force, and can be deployed overseas. The rest of the time, their ground organizational structure, which ordinarily keeps their aircraft and crews ready to go, can be mobilized on a moment's notice to deal with local disasters.

Re:Forgive My Ignorance (4, Informative)

Guppy06 (410832) | about 8 months ago | (#45419625)

The National Guard is simultaneously both a state militia and federal reserve force, with Uncle Sam getting priortiy. For all intents and purposes they are Air Force whenever the Pentagon wants them to be.

Re:Forgive My Ignorance (3, Interesting)

theshowmecanuck (703852) | about 8 months ago | (#45419909)

It also serves to remind people of the idea that the U.S.A. is a group of united states. The Guard units really answer to the Governors and are each states' mini-armed forces, even if they are occasionally assigned to work with the federal armed forces.

Re:Forgive My Ignorance (2)

myowntrueself (607117) | about 8 months ago | (#45420023)

It also serves to remind people of the idea that the U.S.A. is a group of united states. The Guard units really answer to the Governors and are each states' mini-armed forces, even if they are occasionally assigned to work with the federal armed forces.

And the U.K. is a group of united kingdoms. Fuck, I hope Scotland and Wales get their own mini-armed forces! Northern Ireland already kind of does if you count the paramilitaries!

Re:Forgive My Ignorance (2)

LWATCDR (28044) | about 8 months ago | (#45420031)

ANG actually often function as Air Force reserve units. The ones along the boarder with Canada used to specialize in air defense aka interceptor missions back in when the US actually cared about defending it's air space but more than a few have been attack units for a long time. Just think of them as reserve units.

So what (1, Funny)

cachimaster (127194) | about 8 months ago | (#45419497)

15 million dollars in equipment was lost. What's the big deal? I'm sure they spend that much in air-conditioning per day.

Re:So what (1)

NettiWelho (1147351) | about 8 months ago | (#45419657)

15 million dollars in equipment was lost. What's the big deal? I'm sure they spend that much in air-conditioning per day.

This time it was unintentional.

Re:So what (1)

the eric conspiracy (20178) | about 8 months ago | (#45419725)

Not in Syracuse they don't.

Re:So what (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45419797)

Haha you ain't kiddin'. As a live-long resident of a Syracuse suburb, I can tell you that air conditioning is something that is not frequently needed. Ever.

Welcome to the Frozen Tundra.

Re:So what (4, Insightful)

Biff Stu (654099) | about 8 months ago | (#45420053)

Exactly my thought. If an F-22 went down over Lake Ontario on a training mission, we would have a dead pilot, and lost $150 million aircraft, which can't be replaced. The F-22 loss might have been noted on CNN, but certainly wouldn't have been /. worthy. So, here we lost a $12.5 million aircraft, which can be replaced, and nobody dies. Somehow, I doubt that the submitter and the /. editors are pro-drone, but I see this story and think that, to the extent that I actually give a shit, it makes an excellent argument for drones.

We're on it (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45419501)

Our divers are on it. Soon alcoholic idiots will have drone technology.

Time for 007 (2)

hamster_nz (656572) | about 8 months ago | (#45419505)

Call James Bond as an Evil Cat-Patting Genius has taken control of it. We must recover it before they get our launch codes!

Oh, so this isn't the plot for a movie?

Re:Time for 007 (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45419613)

Why call 007 when we have Austin Powers?
(Michael John "Mike" Myers (born May 25, 1963) is a Canadian actor)

This one only "crashed" (1, Interesting)

Press2ToContinue (2424598) | about 8 months ago | (#45419531)

Just an accident. And when the first drone "accidentally fires" on a US citizen... what then?

Re:This one only "crashed" (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45419669)

Just an accident. And when the first drone "accidentally fires" on a US citizen... what then?

They'll be dead?

Re:This one only "crashed" (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45419677)

Just an accident. And when the first drone "accidentally fires" on a US citizen... what then?

I guess you'd be the first to take up arms against the goverment.

Re:This one only "crashed" (1)

theshowmecanuck (703852) | about 8 months ago | (#45419925)

I guess you'd be the first to take up arms against the goverment.

Only if he's assigned to pick up the pieces and put them in the body bags. But seriously, I don't think they're allowed to be armed when used in America except maybe for live fire exercises over a practice range.

Re:This one only "crashed" (1)

tjb6 (3421769) | about 8 months ago | (#45419763)

Speaking as a non US citizen, when the first drone "accidentally fires" on a non-US citizen ???

Surely you are not implying that the rest of the world are somehow second class human beings?
The ethics of the use of deadly force should be invariant across borders, but this is not seen by many governments.

Re:This one only "crashed" (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45419819)

Speaking as a non US citizen, when the first drone "accidentally fires" on a non-US citizen ???

Surely you are not implying that the rest of the world are somehow second class human beings?
The ethics of the use of deadly force should be invariant across borders, but this is not seen by many governments.

Yes, you're right about that.

The US borders when crossed successfully, have programs in place to peacefully detain you and return you back from whence you came as a worst-case scenario.

The use of deadly force is authorized and encouraged in many, many other countries if you even get near their borders. God help you if you cross.

Ironic the discussion is targeting fiction in more ways than one.

Re:This one only "crashed" (1)

LWATCDR (28044) | about 8 months ago | (#45420049)

1. Do you know how rarely aircraft fly with live air to ground ordinance in US air space? Live fire practice is actually pretty rare and the bad PR of an F-16 fully loaded with bombs crashing into a shopping mall is very hight.
2. Why is it any more likely to happen with a drone than a manned aircraft and the federal government has had them for a century now.
3, You do know that it is man at the controls when a drone fires correct? Just like in a manned attack aircraft.
So runaway fear is alive and well on slashdot.

MQ-9 is ALIVE! (2)

the_skywise (189793) | about 8 months ago | (#45419543)

(With apologies to Johnny Five...)

Re:MQ-9 is ALIVE! (1)

BigGez (692965) | about 8 months ago | (#45419985)

Shouldn't it be "MQ-9 is FINE!"?

Check eBay (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45419575)

Sale in the next 10 minutes...

Rob Ford shot it down with a stream of bile (4, Funny)

sandbagger (654585) | about 8 months ago | (#45419585)

Newsflash on CBC.

And thus, the mission... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45419615)

...to invade Canada was aborted....

-m

When told a large, cigar-shaped, smoking object... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45419627)

....had fallen into Lake Ontario, Rob Ford was heard to say "does anyone have a boat?".

can't anyone English anymore (0)

Titus Groan (2834723) | about 8 months ago | (#45419641)

s/practice/practise/g you want the verb, not the noun.

Re:can't anyone English anymore (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45419879)

Only if you live in Great Britain, or some parts of the Commonwealth. In 'Merica "practice" is both noun and verb. The meaning is determined by the context.
  http://www.grammar-monster.com/easily_confused/practice_practise.htm

Re:can't anyone English anymore (1)

weilawei (897823) | about 8 months ago | (#45420215)

This is an American website. Nice try.

Gordon Lighfoot! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45419643)

Ok. Wrong lake (Superior, Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald) but totally right song to sing about this event.

Needs better software (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45419649)

You would think the aircraft would have it's own built in software to make it not crash. IE. No, I am not making that steep turn because I will lose lift. Or, no I will not dive bomb because I can not pull up in time. Etc.

Canada uses these bad boys in the north to look for lost penguins. No crashes yet :)

Voluntary sacrifice (1)

singlevalley (1368965) | about 8 months ago | (#45419659)

Maybe like the robot that 'terminated' itself, the drone also felt guilty about all the spying it was being asked to do, saw a chance, and plunged into the lake.

And then... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45419665)

Let me guess, it will be found on Canada's side and they won't care about getting proper authorization before just marching on my country to get their stupid drone that shouldn't be there in the first place.

Oh Jeeze (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45419701)

The New York Air National Guard has an attack wing?
Much mor worrisome than the drones.

Re:Oh Jeeze (2)

Deadstick (535032) | about 8 months ago | (#45420081)

Yes, it does. The 174th has been deployed in the Persian Gulf and Iraq, among other places.

moar drones! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45419705)

This is exactly why we need moar drones! Those drunkass national guards keep losing them!

moar!
Moar!
MOAR!
drones.

Lets have some fun picking this apart. (4, Informative)

s.petry (762400) | about 8 months ago | (#45419723)

The drone was attached to the New York Air National Guard’s 174th Fighter Wing – the first fighter squadron to be converted from piloted F-16s to an all-drone force.

Wait, what? An F-16 capable of carrying near 18,000 lbs of weapons and flying at mach 2+ is replaced by a drone flying at 240Mph carrying 3800lbs? Well, I'll be danged if someone in the DOD should not be fired for that decision. I could see it if they replace a squadron of A-10s with hundreds of these for close air support, but F-16s?

There have been numerous previous crashes of Reaper drones. Drones are expected to see much wider civilian use in the United States when the first federal permits are issued, which is expected in 2015, and regulators are keenly examining such crashes as they develop safety guidelines. The international market for drones is also expanding.

Okay, so they don't have a good safety record and we accept that since it's Defense. I'm good with this, but then they state...

“I have quite a bit of confidence in the safety of the airplane,” he said. “If you compare it to other platforms or aircraft that are flown by the Air Force You’ll see that it’s a much safer platform.”

So they have a higher crash record than any manned platform, no feedback for what is going wrong, yet somehow they are a "safer platform"? I guess that depends on what you are keeping safe. Pilots, okay. Tax money? Nope. Our borders? Nope, not that either.

As long as they hype the drones, people ignore why we have those for "Defending our borders". The ANG role is the last line of defense against an invading air-force. Reapers and Predators can't shoot down a MIG or SU of any type. Seems like a huge conflict of interest to man the ANG with these.

Re:Lets have some fun picking this apart. (4, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45419805)

Are you really concerned about an invasion of the US mainland that will entail MIGs? You realize the cold war ended 25 years ago right?

You also realize the cost of a drone verse the cost of an F-16 that will never be deployed? I think your complaints about tax dollars are a little skewed.

Re:Lets have some fun picking this apart. (1)

myowntrueself (607117) | about 8 months ago | (#45420035)

If it can replace one brave guy in the cockpit with one coward in a bunker I'm sure the USA will be ALL for it.

Re:Lets have some fun picking this apart. (1)

CheezburgerBrown . (3417019) | about 8 months ago | (#45420203)

define brave

Saving the base. (1)

westlake (615356) | about 8 months ago | (#45420043)

Wait, what? An F-16 capable of carrying near 18,000 lbs of weapons and flying at mach 2+ is replaced by a drone flying at 240Mph carrying 3800lbs? Well, I'll be danged if someone in the DOD should not be fired for that decision.

The usual fate of an upstate New York air base is to be closed or re-purposed. Keeping F-16s and their pilots at operational readiness is expensive --- and it is an expense that is increasingly hard to justify.

Fleshlight Drones (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45419737)

NT

Ogopogo (3, Funny)

PPH (736903) | about 8 months ago | (#45419741)

Flying in low over the lake, the last image captured was a tentacle reaching up .....

Re:Ogopogo (1)

rueger (210566) | about 8 months ago | (#45419833)

Wrong lake. Also, Ogopogo [wikimedia.org] doesn't have tentacles.

Yeah, I grew up in Ogopogo's back yard and probably waterskiied over him a thousand times.

Oh no! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45419759)

Our preemptive invasion of Canada has ended already. :-(

They found it! (1)

camperdave (969942) | about 8 months ago | (#45419807)

The drone was attached to the New York Air National Guard’s 174th Fighter Wing

They found it. Apparently it got stuck to one of the fighters.

Search called off due to weather (2)

the eric conspiracy (20178) | about 8 months ago | (#45419823)

Having lived in Syracuse I'd say forget searching any time other than July and August.

Damn worst weather in the US.

Was it named... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45419841)

Edmund Fitzgerald

Geography much? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45419845)

Fort Drum is in Syracuse the same way that Bethlehem PA is in NYC.

Idiots.

Riiiight (1)

thisisauniqueid (825395) | about 8 months ago | (#45419903)

Oh sure, a "practice" mission.

The Wreck of the MQ-9 Reaper Drone (5, Funny)

Nova Express (100383) | about 8 months ago | (#45419971)

Ontario, it is known
Never gives up a drone
When the winds of November come early

Zombies (1)

roman_mir (125474) | about 8 months ago | (#45420017)

Have you ever wondered why is it that Americans (and some of the Europeans as well) are so in love with the zombie theme? I mean why are zombie movies so popular nowadays?

I have a hypothesis that we see ourselves in the movies, the movies that we like are those, that reflect back to us something about ourselves. Thus at one time westerns were popular, Americans saw themselves as these cowboys, fighting for something, standing for something, whatever. At one time various scary movies were popular, especially during the most seemingly dangerous parts of the cold war, when people thought that a nuclear war was a real possibility.

Now zombie movies are all over the place, everybody is into them. People see themselves for what their society is - a bunch of zombies, from the zombie economy, which is really no longer alive, it's dead and it feeds on other economies and turns them into zombies, to these war machines, which are not dead nor are they alive, but they are out there, searching for people to feed upon.

Just a question: what comes after zombies? After all, apocalyptic movies are also on the rise.

Never underestimate... (1)

Morpeth (577066) | about 8 months ago | (#45420113)

... the power of poutine !!!

If drones are cheaper and safer... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45420133)

But Semmel said that a search for the aircraft had been called off Saturday evening because of bad weather in the area. He said the Coast Guard would use a 47-foot vessel out of Oswego, N.Y., and a helicopter out of Buffalo to search for wreckage when conditions permitted.

Why not search with another drone?

USA attacks canada (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45420189)

Drone shot down and recovered by farmer who later said

"ha got it"

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