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Glowing eyes, take two

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Bruce, Jan 4, 2017.

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Do you see glowing eyes when a minimal amount of light hits an animal that is facing you?

  1. Yes - female

    52.9%
  2. No - female

    5.9%
  3. Yes - male

    41.2%
  4. No - male

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  1. Jan 7, 2017
    CntryBoy777

    CntryBoy777 Loving the herd life

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    There may be a degree of night blindness with them. Joyce sees reflection too. It is a tremendous help when driving, scanning the sides in front and off to the sides can prevent an encounter with deer, pronghorn, elk, and cows just to name a few that can do considerable damage. I really miss being in a truck, because the range of sight is much greater than sitting in a lower vehicle. I can't list all that I've seen because traveling at 70-90mph sometimes all ya are able to see are the reflective Eyes in the edges beyond the headlights. This includes Bighorn in Co, and Pronghorn in Wy. I did have a close call in SD with a big pronghorn Buck that was dead in the middle of the road, I was able to react soon enough to avoid an ugly situation, because there would've been some real Damage had I not missed it...was really Glad to have Jake brakes I tell ya.
     
  2. Jan 7, 2017
    norseofcourse

    norseofcourse True BYH Addict Golden Herd Member

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    I see my sheep's eyes glow green, when I head out with the flashlight after dark. It's a bit weird, before the sheep get close enough to see them, to have all these glowing green eyes coming towards you...

    I've seen a reflection of small eyes closer to the ground, which I assumed were likely raccoons.
     
  3. Jan 7, 2017
    NH homesteader

    NH homesteader True BYH Addict

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    Yep I see it too, even though I have less than stellar night vision. Little glowing goatie eyes are funny. I've never seen glowing piggie eyes. I wonder if theirs don't, or I haven't been in the right place at the right time.
     
  4. Jan 8, 2017
    greybeard

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    Some animals shine differently depending on the color light, and depending on the angle of the light source. Feral hogs do not reflect well with white light but do very well with green or red.
     
  5. Jan 8, 2017
    lcertuche

    lcertuche Overrun with beasties

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    I do see the glow when animals or people, for that matter are photographed but not outside at night. I do not have good night vision. Once I went outside when the dogs was raising cain in the house and I could feel and hear many somethings rushing around me. I imagine it was probably a herd of deer but quiet scary until I made it back in the house. The dogs did not go out.
     
  6. Jan 8, 2017
    Bruce

    Bruce Loving the herd life

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    @lcertuche I take it you had no light with you if you couldn't see the animals rushing around you? I'm not asking about seeing reflection with no light source emanating from the viewer's general direction. I don't see anything in those circumstances either.
     
  7. Jan 9, 2017
    lcertuche

    lcertuche Overrun with beasties

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    Yeah, I know it wasn't smart to go outside without a flashlight. I'm not nearly that brave these days.
     
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