Prairie Dog's Language decoded

bullsi1911bullsi1911 ModeratorPosts: 9,757 Senior Member
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2013/06/21/science-prairie-dog-language-decoded.html

And when Linefinder is around they say "Hey, what's that way over ther....."
To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
-Mikhail Kalashnikov

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  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 6,601 Senior Member
    Wonder how much tax payer funding that study took?

    But, otoh, it may all be worth it if it will help someone develop an 'all clear' signal to fool the little darlings to pop out of their holes for guys like me and Mike to shoot.
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 6,244 Senior Member
    bullsi1911 wrote: »
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2013/06/21/science-prairie-dog-language-decoded.html

    And when Linefinder is around they say "Hey, what's that way over ther....."

    "He couldn't hit an elephant at this dist......"
  • rapier5316rapier5316 Member Posts: 312 Member
    I forsee more democrat party members. Furry ones.
    "The power of the United States has peaked, oppression follows." Robert Prector, Socionomics.net
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,735 Senior Member
    Its been done before................

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-Kt_kuYVtU
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 4,644 Senior Member
    IMO, they may have the capability of speaking, but their comprehension skills are severely lacking. When you can take out ten or more adult pdogs in three minutes or less, all within a 30 foot diameter circle, it's pretty evident to me that while they are making plenty of noise, nobody's listening.

    While pdogs can be skittish after they've been shot at a bit, for the most part they're not. I've pounded (and I mean pounded) the same dogtown 2-3 days a week for months on end before they seemed to start noticing the truck.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,099 Senior Member
    bullsi1911 wrote: »
    And when Linefinder is around they say "Hey, what's that way over ther....."
    :up:
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 4,644 Senior Member
    :up:

    And when you're around, they don't say anything. They can't see that far!

    All joking aside, I bet at 1K+ they never equate the "boom" that comes rolling in a couple seconds late with anything amiss.

    I recall spotting for Scooter one day while he was trying his 6BR at 600 yards. I was even with the target and about 15 yards beside it. The crack as the bullet passed (thru the paper) was pretty loud, but the report from the rifle was much later and not loud at all. It was a calm day. With any kind of wind at all I figure you'd have been hard pressed to even hear it.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,099 Senior Member
    Past 300 yards or so, you can't even tell where the shot is coming from:jester:
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,735 Senior Member
    Linefinder wrote: »
    they may have the capability of speaking, but their comprehension skills are severely lacking.
    Mike

    .......Bit like politicians ...........
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,099 Senior Member
    Hmm...That just may work:jester:
    cpj wrote: »
    So, they trapped them, and dyed their fur.
    Ernie, there's your solution for seeing them at a mile plus. Dye em orange. :tooth:
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • tv_racin_fantv_racin_fan Senior Member Posts: 617 Senior Member
    Past 300 yards or so, you can't even tell where the shot is coming from:jester:

    Guess that would depend on the firearm. As I recall during the crack and thump drill I wasn't half bad at "guessing" range and direction.
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,099 Senior Member
    I stand corrected.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,909 Senior Member
    This "Scientist" can talk to Prarie Dogs. He's a regular Dr. Doolittle. He needs to lay off the whiskey and crack for awhile, or stop hangin out in the Opium Den.

    I've been going out in the bay trying to strike up a conversation with a Dolphin, but I can't get one to bite, pardon the pun...... What are we gonna do with these Fruitcake Bunny Huggers???
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
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