The elements are their friends.

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AL Pitman
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The elements are their friends.

Unread post by AL Pitman » Mon May 18, 2020 10:01 am

I have a theory / question regarding Yowies utilising not only the natural surrounds but also the weather as an organic cloak to mask their presence .
With today in south eastern Queensland being an above average windy day I feel it's a good time for some mid day research.
I believe that they utilise the sounds that the wind pose on the bush to get in closer and flank us when we are walking the trails and tracks in our chosen areas of research.
They are already known to use the cover of din light and dark as camouflage .
Perhaps naturally occurring sound effects are also in their armoury .
My thoughts are when out in these conditions, is to pay closer attention to the sides of the trail and somehow without giving it away try to peer deeper into the scrub at your flanks rather than concentrate on what's in front of you so intently.
Well it's Monday and I have reduced working days (thanks covid-19)
So I'm heading out to test my theory and the current weather conditions in my chosen area are perfect for this test .
What are your thoughts regarding this technique ????
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Unread post by AustralopithecineOz » Mon May 18, 2020 12:37 pm

Hey Al. Yes. Would maximize the chance of seeing one I think. My first thought when reading this was maybe 2 cameras mounted pointing to both sides. I think this would be really useful to confirm a visual sighting. But then I think the temptation to review the raw footage might lead to 100 instances of paradoilia. Good luck with the method mate. Be interesting to see how it goes.

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Unread post by Bluedog » Mon May 18, 2020 7:02 pm

I believe you are correct in what you say Al.
Soldiers ,thieves and magicians have been using sound ,natural or created to distract their chosen target forever, why not yowies?
The more I learn, the less I know.

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Unread post by yowiedan » Mon May 18, 2020 7:56 pm

AL Pitman wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 10:01 am
I have a theory / question regarding Yowies utilising not only the natural surrounds but also the weather as an organic cloak to mask their presence .
With today in south eastern Queensland being an above average windy day I feel it's a good time for some mid day research.
I believe that they utilise the sounds that the wind pose on the bush to get in closer and flank us when we are walking the trails and tracks in our chosen areas of research.
They are already known to use the cover of din light and dark as camouflage .
Perhaps naturally occurring sound effects are also in their armoury .
My thoughts are when out in these conditions, is to pay closer attention to the sides of the trail and somehow without giving it away try to peer deeper into the scrub at your flanks rather than concentrate on what's in front of you so intently.
Well it's Monday and I have reduced working days (thanks covid-19)
So I'm heading out to test my theory and the current weather conditions in my chosen area are perfect for this test .
What are your thoughts regarding this technique ????
The colder months are what I call Yowie season. The rain and cold keep a lot of tourists away, so the Yowies come out to play!

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Unread post by AL Pitman » Mon May 18, 2020 11:01 pm

I attended Witches Falls to up on Mount Tambourine .
There were quite a few hikers tackling the tracks considering it was a windy Monday.
No Hairy's spotted , however there are many unexplained tracks crossing the walking track heading straight up or down the very steep decent .
If you walk along one of these tracks you can clearly see the tunnel/passage that is formed through the undergrowth in the forrest that would have been made by a very large individual indeed .
When I walk where they have been I feel their presence .
It's a weird feeling but I am sure that there are other contributors on here that may agree .
I'll go back there but next time I'll get there at dusk and come back from the falls under torch light .
Gotta get this thing moving along Lol
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Unread post by yowiedan » Tue May 19, 2020 8:19 am

AL, you forgot the Red Circles. (oops)

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Unread post by AL Pitman » Tue May 19, 2020 12:07 pm

If you look really closely in the right hand side of the a second picture you can see that there is absolutely nothing to see !!!
(taz)
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Unread post by AustralopithecineOz » Tue May 19, 2020 2:19 pm

AL Pitman wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 12:07 pm
If you look really closely in the right hand side of the a second picture you can see that there is absolutely nothing to see !!!
(taz)
I'm glad somebody else noticed (eek)

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Unread post by yowiedan » Tue May 19, 2020 4:13 pm

AL Pitman wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 12:07 pm
If you look really closely in the right hand side of the a second picture you can see that there is absolutely nothing to see !!!
(taz)
Atleast put a Red Circle there to show me there is nothing to see. (rad)

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Unread post by Rusty2 » Tue May 19, 2020 4:28 pm

I once saw a big black pregnant panther early in the morning at first light on a forest road . It was blowing a gale and although she could see me she couldn't hear me and continued on her way apparently unfazed by my approaching car . When she heard the car she took off .

So in my opinion , bad weather may very well be used as a cloak for the hairies but may also be a disadvantage .
You would imagine that their sense of smell and hearing would be greatly diminished if it was blowing a gale or raining cats and dogs .
Can't hear or smell what's happening .

Just a thought ……...

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Unread post by AL Pitman » Tue May 19, 2020 7:35 pm

Great input Rusty2.
I could only imagine the uneasiness that can build when walking alone through a pine forest late on a windy afternoon !
The noise of the wind alone is disorienting !
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Unread post by Cricket » Thu May 21, 2020 10:34 pm

When I was younger whenever I went bush with my dad whenever it was windy we always were able to get a lot closer to wildlife (feral horses/roos/foxes) than on a still day especially if wind was going against us. So perhaps windy days given right conditions would be a chance to spot YOWIE's easier?

Also I went to witches falls the other day..I've never seen a walking trail so busy! Hopefully it's died down a bit since then

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Unread post by Yowie_Nakamoto » Fri May 22, 2020 3:46 pm

I was up at Witches falls last week but injury prevented me from going all they way down the track.. although I could swear I felt aware of Yowies being around somehow... was a weird feeling.

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