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Old 04-12-2021, 08:53 AM   #1
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Default What is it with These Critters (Blackbuck)?

The following pics tell the strory. This camera spent the season on a gate on the ranch that remains open, mostly, and is a pretty good travel route for the critters. I have a Gametamer overlooking and shot a deer from there.

Why are the blackbucks treating the opening like hot lava?

The "control" pic. Snow, no lava.
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Old 04-12-2021, 09:24 AM   #2
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ha ha ha. No idea why but cool pics.
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Old 04-12-2021, 09:28 AM   #3
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maybe they are used to cattle guards at most gates, they learned the first time they tried to walk one to never do it again.
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Old 04-12-2021, 09:30 AM   #4
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need to ice that baby down!

do you have a chance to get any video of this?
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Old 04-12-2021, 09:31 AM   #5
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Or think it’s fenced
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Old 04-12-2021, 09:35 AM   #6
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Yeah, you gotta get video of that Casey.
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Old 04-12-2021, 09:44 AM   #7
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LOL, black bucks are funny critters.
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Old 04-12-2021, 09:44 AM   #8
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yep.......they are weird little critters!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-12-2021, 10:16 AM   #9
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I've been in that stand and had axis do the same thing. I thought it was the hand corn strewn about for my hunt. There is no corn there for the blackbuck to leap.
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Old 04-12-2021, 10:22 AM   #10
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maybe they are used to cattle guards at most gates, they learned the first time they tried to walk one to never do it again.
this was the first thing that came to mind as well.
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Old 04-12-2021, 10:36 AM   #11
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Strange and interesting. The cattle guard theory makes the most sense to me.
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Old 04-12-2021, 10:57 AM   #12
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Thatís pretty funny. The camera doesnít make any audible noises, right?
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Old 04-12-2021, 11:52 AM   #13
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Markings look very similar with different lighting, could those jumping pics be of the same animal?
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Old 04-12-2021, 11:54 AM   #14
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Set that camera on video.
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Old 04-12-2021, 11:56 AM   #15
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Blackbuck are just strange animals. On the ranch I used to work on they would jump the road every time they went across it. For no reason at all they would just jump across it.
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Old 04-12-2021, 01:29 PM   #16
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They are idiots, just like sheep, but a little smarter and better vision haha. But yeah that jumping crap...sheep do the same thing sometimes.
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Old 04-12-2021, 01:29 PM   #17
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I've raised a bunch of them and they jump like that all the time. No clue why but they do. The younger they are the more hopping they do.

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Old 04-12-2021, 01:32 PM   #18
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They'll jump over nothing, but they won't jump a fence. They are different critters for sure.
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Old 04-12-2021, 01:36 PM   #19
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Big Foot/Sasquatch in that area, no like snow. However, He gets a real kick out of punting the Blackbuck doe when he can...he is just off camera, to the left.
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Old 04-12-2021, 01:48 PM   #20
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Practicing jumping your string?
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Old 04-12-2021, 01:53 PM   #21
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They jump a lot IME.
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Old 04-12-2021, 01:57 PM   #22
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Kinda like a baseline for a pitcher heading back to the dugout after his half inning on the bump.
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Old 04-12-2021, 02:34 PM   #23
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Thatís pretty funny. The camera doesnít make any audible noises, right?
As silent as any other camera I reckon.


I'm just glad the fragile *******s survived the freezing weather!
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Old 04-12-2021, 02:41 PM   #24
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As silent as any other camera I reckon.
Walk by & see if you can hear it go off...I would 'think' if there is any noise it would be simultaneous with the take & not give them time to spook??

Interesting.
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