Date: 1/11/21 6:57 am From: Bob Bowers <bobescribe...> Subject: [AZNMbirds] [EXT]Heads Up for Catalina Regional Park Pond
Yesterday afternoon (1/10/21) at 4:30 PM, while my wife and I were birding at the pond, an individual man (30-40 year old?) with two small dogs, a net and a 22 caliber rifle came to the opposite side of the pond. He put his rifle against a tree, and brought one of the small dogs, which had begun barking to our side, to show the dog that we weren't a threat. He was reasonably friendly and did not pose any discernible problem to us, sitting near the blind and smoking, and we shortly left, walking south in the wash toward the private road. We were about 100 yards from the pond when we heard three shots fired at the pond area. This is the second time I have seen him at this birding hot spot, but he was not armed the first time.