Nature is scary thread

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  1. DrunkJester

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    Unfortunately, that does not help. With all the other turbines operating normally, it would appear that this is mechanical error, not nature being scary (unless nature said fuck that one turbine in particular). But then there's this:
    Source says it's simulated:

    But maybe we can meet in the middle? In the spirit of compromise, here's a real one that happened both during a storm and due to mechanical failure:



    hth, lymi, 10-4 good buddy
     
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  3. Croomsday

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  4. fuxstockings

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    Added to my work itinerary for the day:

    Learn as much about the Eagle Owl as I can.
     
  5. DriveByBBQ

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    Please report back.
     
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    :alwaysabiggerfish:

     
  7. theriner69er

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    It does look fake, but could happen. Wind turbines have gears, as well as some sort of mechanical break built into them to prevent this from happening. There is a limit to how fast they can safely spin, and if that device failed.... I'm still going with fake tho.
     
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  8. BayouMafia

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    Took a trip to an endangered wildlife center this weekend and got their "behind the scenes" tour, and the coolest thing (other than getting to "pet" several white rhinos and see several babies) was that we got to see some of the animals they keep from the public in their Intensive Management Area.

    These Blackfooted Cats were fascinating. They were the size of and acted like very small housecats and it was really cool to see them playing, but if we had been inside their enclosure supposedly they would have ripped our faces off.

    Those hops at 2:25
     
  9. THF

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    I was as impressed by the fact the cat's iris' were open almost fully to allow it to see in almost pitch black night.
     
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  10. milquetoast

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    pupils?
     
  11. THF

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    Yea that sounds better, I knew it didn't sound right when I said it in my head the first time.
     
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  14. Corch

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    Nature is a motherfucker.
     
  15. soulfly

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    Cats are fucking machines:

    “Domestic cats kill between 1.4 and 3.7 billion birds and between 6.9 and 20.7 billion mammals (mostly mice, shrews, rabbits, squirrels, and voles) each year, according to a study published last year in Nature Communications.

    The study indicated that both stray and owned cats are responsible for a far greater number of bird and mammal deaths in the contiguous United States than previously estimated, outpacing other threats such as collisions with windows, buildings, communication towers, cars, and poisoning, the report notes.

    Free-ranging cats are "likely the single greatest source of anthropogenic (man-made) mortality for US birds and mammals," according to the report.

    Un-owned cats (farm cats, feral cats, and stray cats that are fed by humans, for example) are the main perpetrators, but owned cats do their fair share of killing, too.

    Researchers guess that a single cat may kill between 100 and 200 mammals annually, meaning an estimated population of between 30 and 80 million un-owned cats would result in the death of 3 and 8 billion mammals. And that's a low-end estimate. The researchers calculated that there are around 84 million owned cats, the majority of which are allowed outdoors.”
     
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  16. CoastalOrange

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  17. fuxstockings

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    Here's a tl;dr of my amateur internet research:

    The Eagle Owl's habitat is the largest of any owl, spanning from the Iberian peninsula, across Europe and central Asia, to the Pacific ocean. They're just as fine chilling in a Spanish plateau as they are the Himalayans. They are apex predators and eat basically anything.

    They are the 1.5th largest owl in the world. Their hallux-claws are just as large as a Golden Eagle's. They fill the same ecological niche as the Great Horned Owl in North America - except the Eagle Owl has 6'+ wingspans and weigh 10 lbs (compared to 3-5' and 3 lbs).
     
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  18. bertwing

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    I’ve seen Emma do similar stuff

     
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  20. Emma

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    Jfc story of my life for the last 6 months
     
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  21. IHHH

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    He shook it off like a champ, always the way to go.
     
  22. Tiffin

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  23. Stagger Lee

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    That poor fucker is still alive
     
  24. -Asshole-

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    Looks dead to me.
     
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  26. bigred77

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    Looks like X the owl and King Friday had a love child
     
  27. If one of these somehow migrated up here from South America in the late 60s... Mothman mystery solved.
     
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  29. lechnerd

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    RUN!!!
     
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  31. a.tramp

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    That fucking hippo could have been a hero but now it is just a fucking dick
     
  32. BamaNug

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    African wild dogs are some bad MFs. Nastier than hyenas, imo. Hyenas seem to scavenge and eat carcasses, wild dogs seem to actively hunt and kill.
     
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  33. dahldennsull

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    holy shit did not see that coming
     
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  34. dahldennsull

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    got damn, the trap and evasion at 1.5 seconds in is AMAZING.
     
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  35. HotMic

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    Josie needs her mouth taped shut
     
  36. lechnerd

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    Today I learned wildebeasts have hops
     
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  38. DriveByBBQ

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    Probably did that thing a favor...let’s get this shit over with quick.
     
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    After about the 10th rewatch, I noticed the deer/animal was still alive and kicking while getting drug up out of the mud. Maybe quicker time wise but no less pain.
     
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  40. DriveByBBQ

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    Oh it definitely was, but I’d still rather get on with it...no point in delaying the inevitable and dragging this shit out, this is going to hurt, take my ass to the other side.
     
  41. Icculus is a Bammer

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    Looks as though the big screen survived
     
  42. Balls McLongcock

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    Reminds me of this:

     
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  43. bertwing

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    Reminds me of a flood picture from near my house two years ago when we got some massive flooding of a deer in the trees

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  46. bertwing

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    God damn that is frightening

    getting bitched by a feline in your own hood smh
     
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