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I want some, need to see who/what is looking at me when I am merely relying on my pathetic human senses.
come along with me sir, you'll find plenty of partially-clothed folks where you're heading
why is it always reduced to this?
No its to see what is in the woods (caulderdale)
The woods are rather steeply sloped and a few times I've been aware of something travelling paralel and slightly behind me as Ive been going through them at night.....its difficult terrain, and Im quite good at moving through it although probably not the best, whatever is 'accompanying me' is very good though.......its not a panther or anything, it doesnt sound not heavy enough......its not a dog cos they dont stalk properly and quietly (and they'd have problems being quite on the slope....its so steep there is always the danger of slippage if you dont chose your footfall carefully.....its not a domestic cat because its too heavy.......a linx or a fox or a dog would be the right size.......but its not a fox because the one night when i turned and approached it did not walk away/trot away as foxes do......instead i think it stayed in cover.....or moved away even quieter.......what could it be? badgers dont 'accompany/stalk' do they?
I could sort of hear it, or thought i heard some footfall, and then when I stop, the noise of the stalker would just carry on for a bit longer and then stop as well.
I need chris_is_cool skillz........I dont really want to buy any night vision stuff.......cos then Id look dodgey, i just want to borrow or hire some........dunno what to do.....perhaps I should climb a tree and wait
look for its footmarks or its scat to be certain. don't buy night-vision goggles, they're mad expensive.
Cos in better light they dont follow the pattern this is.....are they aware that we dont have such good night vision? or would my movements just indicate this relative night blindness to the 'fox' so that it doesnt feel that it has to move away when I approach where I think it is?
the 'carrots help you see in the dark' myth was invented during WWII to help disguise the fact we had started using radar.
FUN FACT OF THE DAY
DOUBLE FUN FACT OF THE DAY
carrots were originally white-ish, similar to parsnips, turnips and stuff, but were breed to be orange as a gift to William of orange, and this become the standard for some reason
DUBIOUS FACT FOR THE DAY
but they are nice and tasty......mmmmm moon carrots....theyre great, you get loads near the sea in sandy places
I thought they were purple? Somebody told me they were purple. i feel cheated
'FUN' QUESTION OF THE DAY
"Wild carrot has a small, tough pale fleshed bitter white root; modern domestic carrot has a swollen, juice sweet root, usually orange. Carrots originated in present day Afghanistan about 5000 years ago, probably originally as a purple or yellow root like those pictured here. Nature then took a hand and produced mutants and natural hybrids, crossing both with cultivated and wild varieties. It is considered that purple carrots were then taken westwards where it is thought yellow mutants and wild forms crossed to produce orange. Finally some motivated Dutch growers took these mutant orange carrots under their horticultural wings and developed them to be sweeter and more practical. It's a long story."
i love facts
if you eat too many carrots your skin will actually go orange.
you have to eat a fuck of a lot of them tho.
all of a sudden the world seems a bigger, scarier place
If the 'fox' turns out to be a wolverine and I get ripped to shreds
but I will go out later when it is dark and the moon is a lovely half moon, I will put on my black clothes, my black beanie hat and my soft rubber boots, and try (in my pathetic human way) to be stealthy
I read some horror anthology when i was young and one story was about a wolverine.....scared me of them, maybe i mythologise about how ferocious they are.......anyway although i obviously know they dont live here, for a few minutes I entertained the idea that someone might have had one (as a bizarre pet and let it go, and that is what might be 'accompanying me' scares the bejebus out of me......and gets all my hackles up.....its quite a rush
I think they're related to Honey Badgers - both hard as fuck, but won't kill a human. Will make very short work of your pet dog though
For all I know, though, it's a muntjac deer. Good luck finding out what it is! I wouldn't be at all surprised if it's a fox - foxes are MUCH more confident at night, much as humans are much less confident.
so I wont be safe up there
- A fox weighs about the same as a (slightly chubby) domestic moggie - about 10 pounds.
- plenty of dogs can "stalk" ie follow quietly
- badgers are noisy as fuck, usually go round in gangs and don't stalk
- deer can be incredibly stealthy, but don't usually follow - unless you are passing near their fawns
- this is the most likely explanation, regardless of what animal it is, that you are passing by a nest/den with young present and the parent is tracking you until you have passed.
- whatever it is, it is EXTREMELY unlikely to mean you any harm at all.
..why not take a torch.