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Day 261: Greens Reconnaissance

According to the U.S. Army FM 7-92, Chap. 4, “reconnaissance” means:

…a mission to obtain information by visual observation or other detection methods, about the activities and resources of an enemy or potential enemy, or about the meteorologic, hydrographic, or geographic characteristics of a particular area.

So basically what this means is that if you spy “an enemy or potential enemy,” you need to get right to work gathering valuable intel.

Just like some reconnaissance experts work on the ground, others work in the air, and still others work on the water, some experts may choose to focus on just one color of enemy, just one species of potential enemy, or just one area where they do all their intel-gathering.

For instance, let’s say you have feathers, keen black eyes, a sharp curved beak, and fearsome claws…..and your favorite color is green.

This would make you the perfect choice for the death-defying task of “greens reconnaissance.”

Here, your job would be to thoroughly examine – inside and out – every green thing you find, no matter how large or small, how light or dark, how allowed or off-limits.

Oh boy. Where did this large light green thing come from? I'd better spring into action!
Oh boy. Where did this large light green thing come from? I’d better spring into action and gather some valuable intel!
Well, first I'll just sample it....to determine whether it is flavorful enough to present a true threat.
Well, first I’ll just sample it….to determine whether it is flavorful enough to present a true threat.
Hmmm. I'll just do another small sampling over here....so far, it seems quite flavorful indeed!
Hmmm. I’ll just do another small sampling over here….so far, it seems quite threateningly flavorful indeed!
One more small sample should do it....yup, it seems consistently flavorful throughout (and thus should be detained for further questioning).
One more small sample should do it….yup, with this level of flavor, we should definitely detain it for more questioning (and of course, further detailed digestive research).
Where is my large featherless assistant when I need her? I have an urgent report to make!
Where is my large featherless assistant when I need her? I have an urgent “Greens Reconnaissance” report to transmit!

Author: Shannon Cutts
Co-Author: Pearl Cutts

 

2 thoughts on “Day 261: Greens Reconnaissance

  1. Pearl you did a very th orough job indeed. I see a promotion in the near future to Head of Intelligence.

    1. Me too, Jeanne – every once in a while, a true star rises to the forefront and we all feel safer! 🙂

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