Look closely at the dots on the wall...

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  1. Greyley

    Greyley Well-Known Member

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    This is the Diga del Cingino dam in Italy. But look closer... see the spots on the wall?


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    They are European Ibex and they like to eat the moss and lick the salt off the stones of the dam. How cool is that?

    EDIT: I found some youtube videos of the goats in action:

    ‪Alpine Ibex Walking on the vertical face of Lake Cingino Dam ( 50Pix.com )‬‏ - YouTube. Be sure to catch the one at 1:24. He's not even trying hard!



    And here's a different species of goat doing the same thing:

     
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    That looks creepy....the last pic it looking like " i see moss and salt on his face"....
     
  3. Cobalt Agent

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    Spideribex, Spideribex, does whatever a Spideribex does.
     
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    That's awesome. :lol 

    I've heard/seen some species of sheep that are surefooted but that's just insane.
     
  5. Sinnertwin

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    Oh wow. That's incredible.
     
  6. Hiraga

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    That's actually pretty awesome.
     
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    Amazing. Does anyone know just how they do it, and if the method is replicable in other species?
     
  8. rxlthunder

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    Should I laugh or be creeped out?
     
  9. exclusacon

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    Could imagine having one of these for a pet?

    It would be fun scaring the hell out of your neighbors...an ibex looking through the 2nd story window...
     
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    They're goats, they have ridiculous balance and their hooves are adapted to not slide, while taking up very little room.

    The method is somewhat replicable in other species, but many of those species are other species of goats.


    Go, goats, go!

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  11. starscream-99

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    Wow. Talk about doing everything you can to get what you want. Put some Windchargers or MP Rodimus' up on there see if we can get them. Thats an amazing animal.
     
  12. Team Jetfire

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    Forget spider powers, I want Goat powers.
     
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    At first I thought they were people repelling down the wall. But goats? That's impressive.
     
  14. E.Rabbot

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    Chupacabra
     
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    its not the apes nore the robots we ought to look out for...
     
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    Well, that's something you'd never think you'd see.
     
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    I've got mixed feelings on this as well.

    It looks cool, but what other powers have they been hiding from us all these years, and when are they going to make their big move? I'm boarding up my windows just in case.
     
  18. moreprimeland

    moreprimeland Optimus told me to do it! Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    Well....tricks ARE for kids!! :D 
     
  19. blumpy2000

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    ^ :lol  that was AWFUL!!!

    Thems be some weird goats.
     
  20. x BlackMagnus x

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    I wonder how many of the neighboring children stand at the top of that and toss rocks down? Kinda like playing PLINKO.
     

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