There's never a dull moment when out in the field recording new sounds. This past weekend I traveled up to Wallace, NC to record Gun Shot sound effects at my brother-in-law's farm. We were in the middle of a cow pasture. Later in the day we noticed one of the few bulls approaching and he wasn't too happy we were there. He particularly didn't like me and when he got within about 15 feet of me he put his head down to start the charge and I heard my brother in law yell, "Get to the truck Mark. Get to the truck!" Unfortunately, my recorder wasn't in record mode because it would have been a most amusing sound to capture and especially when I dropped my boom pole and at about 20 feet out I looked behind my to see my blimp rig dragging and bopping behind me. Fortunately, there wasn't any damage. At the time, it was not funny but later it was VERY funny! Having a 2000+ pound bull getting ready to run you over can sure get your attention. I didn't realize I could move quite as fast as I did! Sure wish I had hit record.
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