I have often sat quietly watching him play like this for up to ten minutes. It is quite fascinating to watch even though I have been seeing it for years. When I took these pictures his brother, Josh, and cousin, Trent, were near by shooting targets with deer rifles. That is why he is wearing hearing protection. Jacob is very big on hearing protection as he does not like loud, especially sudden, noises. These pictures were taken in the span of less then one minute. In all I took nine shots. In the first three you can see him manipulating the pry bar in front of his face. As I said this can go on for many minutes. He is completely unaware that I am taking pictures or even watching him.
In the fourth picture he notices that I am watching him and taking pictures. This causes him to pause and think about what he has been doing. Whenever he is engaged in this behavior it is as if he is under a spell and as soon as he becomes aware of someone watching him the spell is broken.