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Posted: 10/11/2004 5:43:25 AM EST
can anyone please post the picture of the panther stalking the deer at night.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 5:53:31 AM EST
right click and save will not be up long

Link Posted: 10/11/2004 5:56:25 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 6:04:01 AM EST
That's great!!!!!
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:45:15 AM EST
thanks guys
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 8:14:32 AM EST
You know, As I'm looking at this pic again for the hundreth time, I realize that with a flash of that strength the panther's eye should be relfecting back to the camera. Do any of you think this might be a couple of mounted animals set up for the pic?
The stance of the cat is the classic mount I've seen a hundred times.
There's convieniently brush and trees hiding the feet of both animals (and potetially hiding the planks their mounted on).
Also, don't the large cats actually start their sprint attack much farther away than this.
I also think a cat walking through that much brush would have alerted the deer before it could get that close.
The deers head seems a bit too elevated too for it being in mid stride.

Link Posted: 10/11/2004 8:21:57 AM EST

Originally Posted By darwindog:
You know, As I'm looking at this pic again for the hundreth time, I realize that with a flash of that strength the panther's eye should be relfecting back to the camera. Do any of you think this might be a couple of mounted animals set up for the pic?
The stance of the cat is the classic mount I've seen a hundred times.
There's convieniently brush and trees hiding the feet of both animals (and potetially hiding the planks their mounted on).
Also, don't the large cats actually start their sprint attack much farther away than this.
I also think a cat walking through that much brush would have alerted the deer before it could get that close.
The deers head seems a bit too elevated too for it being in mid stride.




The animals are staged,I believe!

But the SASQUATCH Is real.I know because I saw him play the drums with Tenacious D!!
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 9:11:31 AM EST
well, i'm not so sure, i've seen cameras that have flash units separate from the actual camera.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 6:02:46 AM EST

Originally Posted By 223haiku:
well, i'm not so sure, i've seen cameras that have flash units separate from the actual camera.



The shadow on the deer from the tree indicates the flash was more or less next to the camera. I'm not a professional photographer, but I do believe the eye reflection would still occur from a cat even if the flash was separate from the camera anyway (human eyes I believe are different).

Is that a mule deer BTW, kinda looks like a donkey with that skinny tail and big ears, I'm used to whitetail, and i know it ain't a whitetail.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 7:18:47 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/12/2004 7:19:24 AM EST by llanero]
I dunno, with the deer that close to the cat, I'd assume the cat's posture would either be alot more 'tactical' like this guy:


Or in flat-out charge.
I mean, a deer represents ALOT of calories to a predator, and I have trouble believing that a cougar would be just trotting along the trail with that much food-on-the-hoof so near.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 7:46:14 AM EST

Originally Posted By darwindog:
You know, As I'm looking at this pic again for the hundreth time, I realize that with a flash of that strength the panther's eye should be relfecting back to the camera. Do any of you think this might be a couple of mounted animals set up for the pic?



Only if the cat is looking at the camera. It wasn't in this picture.


The stance of the cat is the classic mount I've seen a hundred times.


Maybe they get mounted like that because it looks natural? And it would look natural because... ?


There's convieniently brush and trees hiding the feet of both animals (and potetially hiding the planks their mounted on).


Ah, yes. Not only convenient, but downright suspicious that there would be grass and brush in the woods!


Also, don't the large cats actually start their sprint attack much farther away than this.


I was under the impression that they will stalk as close as they can before attacking.

Just my opinions, though.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 10:47:35 AM EST

Originally Posted By Brohawk:

Originally Posted By darwindog:
You know, As I'm looking at this pic again for the hundreth time, I realize that with a flash of that strength the panther's eye should be relfecting back to the camera. Do any of you think this might be a couple of mounted animals set up for the pic?



Only if the cat is looking at the camera. It wasn't in this picture.



Cat's eyes are to the side not forward facing like humans. I'm also talking about the reflection of the cat's Iris (colored part?), which illuminates at night, not "red eye". If you've ever spotted deer at night, think of the glowing eyes you see, all the deer aren't looking directly at you.



The stance of the cat is the classic mount I've seen a hundred times.


Maybe they get mounted like that because it looks natural? And it would look natural because... ?





There's convieniently brush and trees hiding the feet of both animals (and potetially hiding the planks their mounted on).


Ah, yes. Not only convenient, but downright suspicious that there would be grass and brush in the woods!



c'mon, you know what I'm talking about, all the feet of both animals, every single one of them is on the ground or behind a tree.



Also, don't the large cats actually start their sprint attack much farther away than this.


I was under the impression that they will stalk as close as they can before attacking.

Just my opinions, though.



I thought that big cats prefferred 3 steps minimum between them and their prey before they "pounce". this is just from my recolection, and most likely based on an animal face off episode, so I have no credibility here. Who knows....

Now, one more observation and comment. These auto cameras are set up with motion detectors. Shouldn't the picture be of the deer where the cat is positioned and at most the head of the cat? And don't come back with a "second picture" theory, both of these animals ran off as soon as the flash went off.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 10:50:42 AM EST
Bigfoots thinkin:

"I'm gonna do em both, then post pics!!"
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 10:54:07 AM EST

Originally Posted By 223haiku:
thanks guys



That is not a panther, it is a cougar, puma, mountain lion.
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