Everyone knows deer like to browse in the clearings along power line right of ways. Did you ever stop to think about how the power companies keep those clearings clear? They use scary aerial trimmers that hang underneath helicopters and look like something out of an action movie, that’s how. Darren “Andy” Royalty of Seymour, Indiana learned this lesson first hand and will likely never forget. Royalty was hunting on his own property when a helicopter tree trimmer working for Duke Energy made a pass right through the tree he was sitting in. Royalty was able to jump to safety as the blades chewed up both his stand and his crossbow.
Here’s a video of a trimmer in action.