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 Post subject: Re: Animal charges – does your vehicle play a role?
Unread postPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 2:32 pm 
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brogan wrote:
I read somewhere that elephants also don’t like the sound and rumble of diesel engines as it mimics the sounds they emit to talk to other elephants in the area. These sounds they emit we are not able to hear but elephants can feel through their feet.



Hmmm.... I do not quite agree with it that diesel engines upset ellies . In fact IMHO it is exactly the other way round . A slowly ticking over diesel engine could actually have a calming effect , whereas a racing petrol engine is quite disconcerting ; it becomes much hotter than a diesel , and therefore it needs more cooling .
And I have seen it happen where we are quietly sitting relatively close to ellies ( in our diesel Landy :) ) , when another vehicle , with a petrol engine , where its fan suddenly switches on , and all the ellies suddenly stop , listen , search around with their trunks , before proceeding again :tongue: .

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