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Topie: Interesting video in regards to animals and cameras
January 4th, 2011 07:50 PM
rbirch Although it's not sasquatch related, it got me thinking about how in tune animals are with their environment. Even when things are "camoflauged", they stick out like sore thumbs! Granted, this example isn't quite like a camera on a tree using IR, but still... I don't think it'd be any different with a highly intelligent creature like sasquatch.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12070732
January 5th, 2011 10:12 AM
Andy This is a delightful--and instructive--video.
Boy, are those bears smart.

What a great find--thanks!
January 5th, 2011 11:20 AM
BFRON The difference here is that stationary Camera's is just that, stationary, a motorized Camera is something totally different. One would expect this kind of interaction with wildlife.
January 7th, 2011 01:11 PM
rbirch
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BFRON wrote:
The difference here is that stationary Camera's is just that, stationary, a motorized Camera is something totally different. One would expect this kind of interaction with wildlife.


That's basically what I was getting at with the "I know it's not quite the same" comment... Moving versus stationary. But at the same time, I think it shows how animals know when something is out of place in their environment. I was thinking about how we always say "the forest is their back yard", and how in-tune they are with it. Then I thought, if someone put a trailcam (or some other device) in my house, or in my yard, even if I didn't know what it was, I'd know it doesn't belong there.. Whether it moves or makes noises or not.
January 7th, 2011 05:16 PM
cabbagerabbit Yup! And that's why i like the idea of putting either a camera or an audio recorder inside a heavy, rugged toy. Instead of trying to camouflage it, you'd take the opposite tack: the object is obviously out of place, but fascinating enough to be picked up and examined anyway.

I haven't been able to think up a "toy" that would actually withstand handling by a curious Sasquatch, though.