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Post by Sarah522 on Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:13 pm

Mystery as 600 dogs jump from 'haunted suicide bridge' leaving at least 50 dead

14:45, 24 June 2015
By David Raven

Experts are baffled by the bizarre phenomenon that has seen several hundred pets plunge to the floor

At least 50 dogs have leapt to their deaths from a 50ft 'suicide bridge' - and nobody knows why.

Animal psychologists are baffled by the bizarre phenomenon that has seen up to 600 dogs jump off the bridge for no apparent reason.

Explanations range from the curious canines being over-excited, to ghosts haunting the century-old bridge next to Gothic castle Overtoun House.

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http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/mystery-600-dogs-jump-haunted-5941044
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Post by DF nli on Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:25 am

I remember this story. Baffling.
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Post by Your Mom on Sat Jun 27, 2015 2:45 pm

I, too remember this  bizarre story.

Studies have shown that since the 1950s or 1960s numerous dogs have leapt from the bridge at the rate of about one dog per year. Dogs that leap over the bridge parapet fall 50 feet (15 m) onto the waterfalls below. Some dogs that survived this drop were then taken back to the bridge, and jumped again.



Sexton, on the other hand, who laid bait in the undergrowth beneath the bridge, soon discovered that mice and mink resided there, while evidence of squirrel nests was also found in cannons embedded in the bridge's structure.
In order to narrow down which smell might be attracting the dogs, he distributed odour from all three species in a field and unleashed ten dogs - of the varieties which have died at the bridge - to see which one most interested them.
His findings were remarkable. Of the ten dogs tested, only two showed no interest in any of the scents while the overwhelming majority - 70 per cent - made straight for the mink.
Could a mink be the cause?
The mink's powerful anal glands leave marks wherever they go and the strong musty smell they emit is obviously proving irresistible to dogs.
It would also explain why the deaths have all occurred on sunny, dry days - relatively rare on the notoriously wet west coast - when the mink smell has not been diluted by the damp weather.

Furthermore, the theory fits with the timeline of the deaths - single minks were introduced to Scotland in the Twenties but only started to breed in large numbers in the Fifties - which is when the mysterious dog deaths began occurring.

But there are 26,000 mink in Scotland. Why are dogs in pursuit of them only jumping to their death from this particular bridge?
According to Dr Sands: 'When you get down to a dog's level, the solid granite of the bridge's 18-inch thick walls obscures their vision and blocks out all sound.
'As a result, the one sense not obscured, that of smell, goes into overdrive.'
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-411038/Why-dogs-leapt-deaths-Overtoun-Bridge.html


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Post by Sarah522 on Sat Jun 27, 2015 3:03 pm

A very close relative of the mink, the weasel, just massacred 6 of my 11 chickens. So I can believe that theory.

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