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Mysteries and Cryptozoology

Netherlands peter Offline
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( This post was last modified: 07-04-2018, 10:49 AM by peter )

THE CASE OF THE 12 MONKEYS 

When talking about 'unexplained phenomena', many think of unindentified flying objects and things like that. Interesting stuff, but there's no need to leave our planet to find and discuss phenomena that were never understood. In this thread, you can post information about unexplained phenomena in which animals feature. Animals, not humans. 

In the days of the British Raj, hunters saw things they had never seen before. The books they published often met with sceptical reviews, but many of the events they witnessed were later confirmed by biologists.

In Africa, leopards interested in baboons developed a strategy that paid. Some specialists still use psychological warfare to create confusion. And time. Time needed to surprise their intended victims. Lions interested in cattle protected by a 'kraal' also use psychological warfare to create confusion.

Roaring no doubt has an effect. Some animals seem almost paralysed when a big cat roars when attacking. Animals, like humans, can die of fear, but 12 monkeys dying of a heart attack at the same time in the same place? Seems a bit over the top. But it happened and an autopsy confirmed the cause of death:        

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...tacks.html
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@peter:

About #1: I believed that roaring would effectively have an effect toward domestic animals (for example in the case of the domestic cattle paralysed by lions' roaring you quoted and during the ancient times of the Africa colonization, numerous accounts produced by settlers) but not toward wild animals.

However, I have always quoted that the leopards using this strategy in order to attack some baboons also take advantage of the night. The fact is the baboons much more fear the leopard at night than during the day.

The Dailymail doesn't precize if the simultaneous 12 monkeys' death caused by the tiger's roar occured at night. It would be interesting to know it.

The fact is: when a tiger in marauding into the India jungle he is constantly followed by the monkeys' crys and screams which report his presence. Perhaps, in this case indicated by the Dailymail, during the night the monkeys being this time unaware of the tiger's presence were suddenly suprised by the roaring which, so, shocked them to death.

Personal hypothesis...
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Would not be surprised 



"When the tiger stalks the jungle like the lowering clouds of a thunderstorm, the leopard moves as silently as mist drifting on a dawn wind." -Indian proverb
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PATAGONIAN MONSTERS (Whittall A, 2009)

Interesting read: http://patagoniamonsters.blogspot.com/2009/11/
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