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Disappearing Tripod feet ties???
« on: Jul 13, 2019, 15:43:17 »




Had scope out on patio for a while and sitting having an ice cream next to scope i noticed that the rubber tie that goes around the bottom of each leg shoe has almost gone on all of them , i definitely had all fixed and complete when i set up i dont think they would perish in a week so am assuming something is eating them perhaps? Any ideas would be welcome.
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Re: Disappearing Tripod feet ties???
« Reply #1 on: Jul 13, 2019, 19:59:42 »
NO idea what you are referring to as "ties".

Sorry.

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Re: Disappearing Tripod feet ties???
« Reply #2 on: Jul 13, 2019, 22:47:09 »
Foxes? Rats?

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Re: Disappearing Tripod feet ties???
« Reply #3 on: Jul 14, 2019, 03:05:14 »
NO idea what you are referring to as "ties".

Sorry.

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if you zoom in there is a rubber tie (mostly gone now)  that wraps around the bottom of the tripod leg and helps the shoe from moving ,
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Re: Disappearing Tripod feet ties???
« Reply #4 on: Jul 16, 2019, 12:00:04 »
The foxes round us will nibble almost anything.  Forever losing gloves and dog leads (occasionally find the chewed up remains in the fields). We have one that regularly removes the drain cover (can't think why).
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Re: Disappearing Tripod feet ties???
« Reply #5 on: Jul 16, 2019, 13:19:36 »
The foxes round us will nibble almost anything.  Forever losing gloves and dog leads (occasionally find the chewed up remains in the fields). We have one that regularly removes the drain cover (can't think why).
Thing is if you google fox prevention it says that they don't like anything that smells of humans and on patio it must have loads of human smells around so more likely mice as i have seen a few on previous nights but its not happened before on multiple nights.
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Re: Disappearing Tripod feet ties???
« Reply #6 on: Jul 16, 2019, 14:10:27 »
..they don't like anything that smells of humans..
..unless it smells edible.
I can tell you from experience there is very little that smells inedible to a fox. 

Rats is a possibility, but I generally see gnawing and droppings and  if they are about.  An electric fence is the only thing I have found reliably deters foxes.
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Re: Disappearing Tripod feet ties???
« Reply #7 on: Jul 16, 2019, 14:36:36 »
I think it is likely to be rats, they eat almost anything.  Though as Noel says normally you see droppings.

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Re: Disappearing Tripod feet ties???
« Reply #8 on: Jul 16, 2019, 16:21:09 »
I hope we find out what it is ~ I'm quite intrigued by the mystery!

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Re: Disappearing Tripod feet ties???
« Reply #9 on: Jul 16, 2019, 17:07:36 »
I think it is likely to be rats, they eat almost anything.  Though as Noel says normally you see droppings.

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Only ever seen Hedgehog poo only on garden when we have put out mealworm out for them.No other poo found on patio though.
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Re: Disappearing Tripod feet ties???
« Reply #10 on: Jul 17, 2019, 11:22:59 »
I hope we find out what it is ~ I'm quite intrigued by the mystery!

Hugh :D
Unless something hands itself in :squirrel: :ferret: :unicorn: :raven: :donkey: :rat: :parrot: :suspicious: :baa: :flame: :alien2: then i fear its a "who shot JFK" scenario,
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Re: Disappearing Tripod feet ties???
« Reply #11 on: Jul 17, 2019, 11:25:18 »
Haven't you got a webcam thingy that you watch your kit with, perhaps you can set it up to look at the feet of the tripod.  Put something similar there and watch what happens to it.

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Re: Disappearing Tripod feet ties???
« Reply #12 on: Jul 17, 2019, 11:49:57 »
Haven't you got a webcam thingy that you watch your kit with, perhaps you can set it up to look at the feet of the tripod.  Put something similar there and watch what happens to it.

Carole
Apart from the fact that they are all gone now, when i use that camera to record with Sharpcap , it takes up mega amounts of storage,not sure how to save using less in Sharpcap.
Also i don't want to encourage it to keep finding "Food"! Will use a metal tie next time as a defensive measure.
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Re: Disappearing Tripod feet ties???
« Reply #13 on: Jul 17, 2019, 12:34:52 »
I don't have ties on my foot pads.  Just wondering how necessary they are.

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Re: Disappearing Tripod feet ties???
« Reply #14 on: Jul 17, 2019, 13:19:13 »
I don't have ties on my foot pads.  Just wondering how necessary they are.

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Only Used them because they were on there when i got them might not bother now , hope they don't get a taste for the shoes :lol: :lol:
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