A Low-Flying Helicopter in Texas

I’ve been in Texas for a few days and have been thrilled to see lots of wildlife. I even saw a black-tailed jackrabbit. I take that back, I saw TWO black-tailed jackrabbits. Those things were huge!

They were hanging around with some deer. Maybe those two species get along well?

But it was while I was traveling between campgrounds that I saw a low-flying helicopter. It was so low that I thought something was wrong because first of all, how many times does a helicopter get this close to a road? Secondly, why? Why would these people get close enough to make it appear as if something is going wrong? Here’s the dashcam video…

What’s up with that? As I approached, my mind went immediately to every action movie I’ve ever seen. The helicopter is there to cut off someone trying to get away in a car. The chopper spins around and unloads a round of shots towards the vehicle, but the people in the car somehow narrowly escape! Well, the crazy thing is that as soon as I got close to the helicopter, it began to rotate around so the side opening was facing me. I thought, “This is how I’m going to die?? Gunfire from a low-flying helicopter!!?”

Who do they think I am, Daniel Craig?

I narrowly escaped, as any hero would. I have no idea what was going on, but it was strange. After I passed them, I glanced back a few times through the mirrors to see if they flew uncontrollably into the cable lines. But I didn’t seen any crashes or explosions.

Weird, right? Have you seen anything like this that seemed out of the ordinary?

Thanks for dropping in…

-Out of the Wilderness

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes an 11-year-old beagle and a 9-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, dog boarding, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

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