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Wildcard (Wildcard)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2012 - 6:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

They are in the line of fire, yet they never leave.
Ciaobella (Ciaobella)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2012 - 10:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

They= H/A/Mixed? And furthermore, they=they?
Line of fire= in the path of bullets?
OR
Fire= actual flames?
Wildcard (Wildcard)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2012 - 10:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

They= H no/A some/Mixed? And furthermore, they=they? yes
Line of fire= in the path of bullets? yes
OR
Fire= actual flames? no
Kyeannpepper (Kyeannpepper)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2012 - 10:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mammals? Fish? Amphibians? Reptiles? Birds?
Or are they plants?
Wildcard (Wildcard)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2012 - 10:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mammals? These Fish? Amphibians? Reptiles? Birds? not these
Or are they plants? Not plants
Sundowner (Sundowner)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2012 - 8:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are they alive? are they aware of being fired at?
do they consider this a threat? do they try to run?
is something preventing them from leaving the place?
do they move at all?
Are they all of the same species?
Pigs, by any chance? (or wild boars?)
Do those who are firing purposely target at the animals?
Is the place an area of an actual war? a battle field? a shooting range? a military training area?
Does this happen in present time?
Wildcard (Wildcard)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2012 - 5:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are they alive? yes are they aware of being fired at? yesish
do they consider this a threat? no do they try to run? no
is something preventing them from leaving the place? no
do they move at all? yes
Are they all of the same species? no
Pigs, by any chance? no
(or wild boars?) no
Do those who are firing purposely target at the animals? no
Is the place an area of an actual war? no
a battle field? no
a shooting range? yes!
a military training area? no
Does this happen in present time? yes
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2012 - 7:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

are they rabbits or hares?

ground squirrels?
Wildcard (Wildcard)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2012 - 8:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

are they rabbits or hares? no

ground squirrels? no
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2012 - 1:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are they ever hit? If so: intentionally? Unintentionally? Are they real, live animals? If hit, do they ever: get hurt? Die?
Wildcard (Wildcard)
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Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2012 - 4:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are they ever hit? no If so: intentionally? Unintentionally? Are they real, live animals? yes If hit, do they ever: get hurt? Die? see above
Kyeannpepper (Kyeannpepper)
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Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2012 - 7:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do they know they will never be hit?
Does the gun fire actual bullets? Or tracers?
Are they all around the same size? If so, smaller than: a kitteh? A breadbox? A backpack? A reclining chair? A fridge/freezer? A small bathroom?
Wildcard (Wildcard)
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Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2012 - 7:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do they know they will never be hit? yes
Does the gun fire actual bullets? this Or tracers? no
Are they all around the same size? no If so, smaller than: a kitteh? A breadbox? A backpack? some are this size A reclining chair? some here too A fridge/freezer? hopefully none this big A small bathroom?
Sundowner (Sundowner)
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Posted on Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 10:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are these animals living at the shooting range?
Are they never hit because the fire goes over their heads?
Did they over the years get used to the shooting?
Are they rabbits? hares? deer?
Wildcard (Wildcard)
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Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 - 4:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are these animals living at the shooting range? yes
Are they never hit because the fire goes over their heads? yope
Did they over the years get used to the shooting? yes
Are they rabbits? no hares? no deer? yope
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 - 8:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

moose? antelope? reindeer? elk?
Wildcard (Wildcard)
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Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 - 8:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

moose? antelope? reindeer? elk? none of these. HINT: Deer is one, the other is smaller
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 - 8:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

a kitteh? =(
Sundowner (Sundowner)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 10:18 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the other animal a fox? a coon? a ferret? a polecat? a jackal?
Are the animals never hit because the shooters are rather good? and almost never miss the target?
Wildcard (Wildcard)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 2:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

a kitteh? =( certainly not! good heavens.

Is the other animal a fox? yes a coon? a ferret? a polecat? a jackal? no to the rest
Are the animals never hit because the shooters are rather good? yes, explore
and almost never miss the target? precisely
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 4:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

that's a relief!!!! =)
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 5:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

are the fox and the deer real living animals?
Wildcard (Wildcard)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 7:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

are the fox and the deer real living animals? yes
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 7:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

so these animals live on a shooting range and although they are in the line of fire they don't get hit and have become used to the shooting?

is it a military range? police? a club?
Wildcard (Wildcard)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 8:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

so these animals live on a shooting range and although they are in the line of fire they don't get hit and have become used to the shooting? yes

is it a military range? police? this is closest a club?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2012 - 12:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is there more to be discovered Wildcard?
Wildcard (Wildcard)
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Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2012 - 3:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is there more to be discovered Wildcard?
There is only what kind of shooting range is involved. If no one is keen to guess, I can $p0yl
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2012 - 3:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it one of those ones built like a movie set where cardboard cutouts of crooks & innocent people pop up and the cop has to decide whether he should open fire.
Wildcard (Wildcard)
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Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2012 - 4:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it one of those ones built like a movie set where cardboard cutouts of crooks & innocent people pop up and the cop has to decide whether he should open fire.
The story does not say anything about pop-up targets
Jane (Jane)
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Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2012 - 5:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a clay pigeon range?
Wildcard (Wildcard)
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Posted on Friday, May 04, 2012 - 12:08 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a clay pigeon range? no
Wildcard (Wildcard)
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Posted on Monday, May 07, 2012 - 5:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

SPOILER:
As there seems to be little to no interest in the final detail of this puzzle, I will put an end to it.

The 547-acre FBI Academy on the grounds of Quantico (Va.) Marine Base houses a firing range on which about a million bullets a month are shot by agents in training, but it also happens to be a de facto wildlife refuge for the simple fact that the academy is off-limits to Virginia hunters. Thus, according to a December ABC News dispatch, deer learn that, despite the gunfire (sometimes at astonishingly close range as they wander by the targets), none of them ever gets hit. The academy is also a "sanctuary" for foxes, wild turkeys and other critters. [ABC News, 12-26-2011]

Thanks to everyone for the good questions!
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 6:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

thanks Wildcard - sorry, I just ran out of ideas

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