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Dog suicides at overtourn

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#1    elitenecro

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 03:35 AM

Wow, this story is absolutely crazy, dogs actually jumping off a bridge, and not only that but surviving and returning to jump off again.
What do you guys think is the possible explaination for this phenomena?



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Studies have shown that since the 1950s or 1960s numerous dogs have
leaped from the bridge at the rate of about one dog a month. Dogs that
leap over the bridge parapet fall 50 feet (15 m) onto the waterfalls
below. Some dogs that survived this drop, and were then taken back to
the bridge, have also jumped again. The only linking factors for this
unexplained event is that dogs mostly jump from the same side of the
bridge, in clear weather, and they are breeds with long snouts.[5]

As the unexplained phenomenon received international media attention, the Scottish SPCA
sent an animal habitat expert to investigate the causes as to why dogs
kill themselves at Overtoun Bridge. Initially Dr David Sands examined
sight, smell and sound factors. After eliminating what a dog could
potentially see and hear on the bridge, he eventually focused on scent
following the discovery of mice and mink in undergrowth on the side of
the bridge from which dogs often leaped. In a test, the odours from
these animals were spread around an open field. Ten dogs were unleashed -
representing the commonest breeds that jumped off the bridge. Of the
dogs tested, only two showed no interest in any of the scents while
nearly all the others made straight for the mink scent. Sands concluded
that, although it was not a definitive answer, the potent odour from
male mink urine was luring keen-nosed dogs to their deaths.[5]

http://www.metapara....turn-bridge#507


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Posted 19 May 2012 - 04:00 AM

I put Other, for mink pee scent!

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 04:22 AM

I did not answer, only because this was a topic a while back and I can not find it......

I am pretty secire in saying someone had posted a good answer....My age is stopping me from remembering, and I do not want to be wrong....I hate being wrong.






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Partial find...



During the making of the program to be screened later this year I supervised various experiments with dogs at Lords House Farm at Rishton (East Lancashire) including ones based on wall-jumping and scent-reacting. The answer to the so-called ‘dog-bridge suicides’ is a secret but it lies in a combination of factors. This story is one that I know fascinates dog owners around the world. I enjoyed my research and investigations. Suffice it to say my final verdict is one of misadventure rather than suicide.........................

http://www.problempe...rtounbridge.asp


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Why oh why is the youtube video not showing?............

The video is pretty conclusive....Going over to find a mink, not realising it is a drop.....

Edited by Sakari, 19 May 2012 - 04:31 AM.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 05:49 AM

IS this real or not? :unsure2: :rolleyes:

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 09:01 AM

man this is spooky. i dont think its anything paranormal, theres got to be an explanation.




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Posted 19 May 2012 - 12:13 PM

It's a dog's life at times.. even for dogs.

Read of this years ago and am sure it was found to be sound-related.  Was a long time ago though.

Edited by Eldorado, 19 May 2012 - 12:18 PM.


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Posted 19 May 2012 - 04:00 PM

View PostMentalcase, on 19 May 2012 - 05:49 AM, said:

IS this real or not? :unsure2: :rolleyes:

View PostInsightful Waffles, on 19 May 2012 - 09:01 AM, said:

man this is spooky. i dont think its anything paranormal, theres got to be an explanation.

View PostEldorado, on 19 May 2012 - 12:13 PM, said:

It's a dog's life at times.. even for dogs.

Read of this years ago and am sure it was found to be sound-related.  Was a long time ago though.



I am either on a lot of peoples ignore lists, or the not reading other replies is becoming a epidemic......




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Posted 19 May 2012 - 04:03 PM

IMO the dogs are jumping at something, not for suicide. There has to be some sort of naturally occurring phenomena that draws them to jump.

Kind of like a sit com I saw years ago where I think George Jefferson threw a ball that bounced out his balcony door and over the railing. The dog he was taking care of was so fixated on the ball that it just ran out and jumped after it.

Of course we all know that George and Wheezy lived in a "deluxe apartment in the sky-yyyy!"

And as the Native American said when the dog jumped off the cliff: "Dog-gone"

Frankly, I find it hard to believe that a dog, seeing the peril that awaits would willingly jump off the bridge because of a Mink scent. Then again, dogs can get pretty worked up.

Edited by jbondo, 19 May 2012 - 04:07 PM.


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Posted 19 May 2012 - 04:06 PM

View Postjbondo, on 19 May 2012 - 04:03 PM, said:

IMO the dogs are jumping at something, not for suicide. There has to be some sort of naturally occurring phenomena that draws them to jump.

Kind of like a sit com I saw years ago where I think George Jefferson threw a ball that bounced out his balcony door and over the railing. The dog he was taking care of was so fixated on the ball that it just ran out and jumped after it.

Of course we all know that George and Wheezy lived in a "deluxe apartment in the sky-yyyy!"

And as the Native American said when the dog jumped off the cliff: "Dog-gone"


Please look at reply above yours, and than back about 3-4 replies.....Watch the video, and read the link information.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 04:24 PM

View PostSakari, on 19 May 2012 - 04:00 PM, said:

I am either on a lot of peoples ignore lists...........

You are now.
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Posted 19 May 2012 - 04:31 PM

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You are now.
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Posted 19 May 2012 - 06:36 PM

View PostSakari, on 19 May 2012 - 04:06 PM, said:

Please look at reply above yours, and than back about 3-4 replies.....Watch the video, and read the link information.

Dang youtube videos not showing anymore......It is answered.

Interesting. The dog at 0:55 shows hair placement of an adolescent dogmanrax. This could be a prime explanation of why so little dogmen live long enough to be captured and studied. Thank you.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 07:16 PM

View Post_Only, on 19 May 2012 - 06:36 PM, said:

Interesting. The dog at 0:55 shows hair placement of an adolescent dogmanrax. This could be a prime explanation of why so little dogmen live long enough to be captured and studied. Thank you.




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Posted 20 May 2012 - 02:27 PM

Mink urine....... I'm not even going to comment on the poll options.

This has been on UK TV a few times and all came to the Mink urine conclusion.


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Interesting. The dog at 0:55 shows hair placement of an adolescent dogmanrax. This could be a prime explanation of why so little dogmen live long enough to be captured and studied. Thank you.


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Posted 20 May 2012 - 03:46 PM

I'm not sure how it explains why the dogs that survive jump again.





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