Having surprised the Ledbury Hunt in the Forthampton area on Friday 13th(!) by a small team of sabs appearing whilst hounds were hunting through the Chaceley area, hunt staff and terriermen seemed a little disappointed that their day might not go so smoothly. Once sabs got close to a hunted fox and hounds in pursuit in Bushley, managing to get photos and footage as the scene unfolded, threats began to fly with a supporter threatening to "shove that [camera] up your f*****g a******e" to one of our new sabs and a terrierman later knocking the same camera out of his hand (breaking it) as the quadbike drove past the car... on the wrong side of the road.
Needless to say, 3C tend to get some pretty good footage of illegal and suspicious activity, dubious behaviour (and driving) by hunt staff, terriermen and supporters and the occasional nice bit of wildlife photography just to mix it up a bit and remember who we're out there fighting for! The camera which was broken was a personal camera belonging to another sab who was out that day and who filmed some of the footage we put in our write-up and video. It would be nice to be able to get another camera for use out sabbing, protecting personal property a bit more.
Check out the write-up, photos and video on facebook and on our vimeo page (where you can also find other footage we've shot over the seasons). If you think a new camera is a worthwhile thing for us to have, donate to or share this link with others :D
Many thanks! 3C