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Re: alien light beam, no other explanation right??

Postby highpilgrim » Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:01 am

There are more sophisticated ways to interpret that photo:

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Re: alien light beam, no other explanation right??

Postby Hungry Jack » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:03 pm

It's that wweaver fellow showing off his ability to carry a 4,000 ft flagpole up a mountainside.
I need more dehydrogenase.

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Re: alien light beam, no other explanation right??

Postby Jim Davies » Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:07 pm

Doug Shaw wrote:It's the contrail of a drop of rain or snow (or something small) falling right in front of the camera . There's another, shorter one closer to the lower left corner.

Two others, and they're both elongated in the same direction as the long one. I'd guess it's a very close hailstone or sleet particle falling past, and the other two are further away.
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Re: alien light beam, no other explanation right??

Postby speth » Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:10 pm

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Re: alien light beam, no other explanation right??

Postby Jim Davies » Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:31 pm

I want to believe that it's not just graupel.
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Re: alien light beam, no other explanation right??

Postby bonehead » Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:49 am

painless4u2 wrote:You people aren't listening! It's the GOATS I'm telling you.

Great picture.
Makes me want to haul a salt block up there for them.
Anyone ever done that?

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Re: alien light beam, no other explanation right??

Postby MountainHiker » Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:53 am

bonehead wrote:
painless4u2 wrote:You people aren't listening! It's the GOATS I'm telling you.

Great picture.
Makes me want to haul a salt block up there for them.
Anyone ever done that?

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Re: alien light beam, no other explanation right??

Postby aLiEn » Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:05 am

You got me folks...it was me!!! :twisted:
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Re: alien light beam, no other explanation right??

Postby dsunwall » Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:07 am

bonehead wrote:
painless4u2 wrote:You people aren't listening! It's the GOATS I'm telling you.

Great picture.
Makes me want to haul a salt block up there for them.
Anyone ever done that?


I have, small ones from a pet store. Marmots like them as well. Years ago I tried to promote that idea, I'm not sure why the fish and game department doesn't do that, maybe there is some reason it's not a good idea. It seems like it would keep the wild critters healthy and less of a nuisance to campers. thread derailment, sorry.

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Re: alien light beam, no other explanation right??

Postby painless4u2 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:41 am

This is from the Georgia Resources Wildlife Division, concerning wild deer populations:
Note: salt and supplemental feed do not improve habitat quality or the carrying capacity of the land. Neither practice is recommended or endorsed by WRD and neither is as valuable as food plots or other habitat management practices


May be apples and oranges to draw conclusions from that, but those aliens (I mean goats, of course) have been successfully managing themselves long before we started peeing on their habitat. It would seem the less they are dependant on humans, the better.

Please don't feed the aliens! :-"
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Re: alien light beam, no other explanation right??

Postby bonehead » Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:20 am

dsunwall wrote:I have, small ones from a pet store.
thread derailment, sorry.

Power to you.

I feed my birds and water the deer.
They're wild and I'm sure the government
would frown on this.
Many of you feed your pets.
What's the difference.

There was no real thread
to derail here anyway.

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Re: alien light beam, no other explanation right??

Postby IHikeLikeAGirl » Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:33 pm

Not saying give them salt licks or not. I believe the Dept of Wildlife knows what they are doing...but...one thought keeps popping into my head....

Given that they are craving more salt than what the land provides and they are not native to Colorado (but were only introduced into the state in 1947 to provide game for hunters), leads me to believe that the habitat is not perfect for their needs.

As I said, I trust the DOW and the herds seem to be thriving...just a nagging thought, since learning this little fact.

P.S. I liked the alien, goat theory, over the nomadic rain drop. :)
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