Name

James Livett

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Location

Rochester, Medway, England (GB)

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James Post
2 years ago
Can animals recognise different vehicles?

We all know that animals can recognise their owners but have you ever stopped to think if they can recognise their owner's vehicles? I think I may know the answer, let me explain.

Several years ago I was driving in my 1981 Series 3 land Rover along the A20, a named route in south east England, when I came across my first piece of evidence in the shape of a sheep!

This particular section of road has large areas of open countryside and farmland on both sides. As I slowly trundled down the road, you don't go fast or even quickly in a 1981 Series Land Rover, when out of the blue a Sheep appeared on the road.

Now even in the country you don't find sheep out walking alone in the middle of the road, at least not without a farmer in hot pursuit! As I slowed down I was amused to see the queue of traffic formed up behind the errant explorer.

I pulled up on the grass verge about 20 feet in front of the sheep who immediately crossed the road, walked alongside the Land Rover then went round to the back and just stood there. I got out and walked to the back and looked at the sheep, who looked at me, then returned his attention to the tailgate.

The rest of the traffic rapidly went past us, grateful that they didn’t have to get out of their vehicles and deal with this strange little alien. It's a common belief that if there are ever any problems in the countryside then anyone in a land Rover will be able to deal with them. It's a duty we Land rover owners take with pride.

As the traffic passed I noticed another Land Rover approach. It crossed the road and parked on the verge in front of me. A rather portly gentleman got out and walked around to the back of my Landy.

“Bloody stupid animal” he smiled, “he thinks you’re going to feed him”.

Evidently the farmer used the same model Land Rover to take food out to the sheep and so despite all the other vehicles on the road the sheep identified the correct type and model of vehicle that to him represented food.

I looked at the farmer, “I reckon not so stupid an animal, he can recognise a Land Rover” He laughed then shooed the sheep to his landy then loaded it into the back. He got back in, gave me a wave and drove off.

So the answer to the question, can animals recognise different vehicles. In my opinion yes. As long as it's a classic land Rover.

Our horses also seem to recognise vehicles of quality, just look at the pictures :-)
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ze2000 I am quite sure they do.
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bee I think animal think and know more than we think they do
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complicated i agree
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Borderline Yeah I think they do
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LiaF7 My mom had a dog that recognised the sound of each motor. She knew exactly when my dad was arriving by car and the garage was about 150 meters away. She also knew exactly when it was his motorcycle too. Sounds that we seem to consider the same they know the exact difference.
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James Post
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OK, I think I made an error in getting my article uploaded. Will try again...
James Post
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Just wrote my first article. Gosh I feel proud :-)
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ze2000 Can't find it
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James Neither can I :-( Maybe needs to be approved first before it gets posted?
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ze2000 No, they come up immediately. I think you probably didn't do it right :/
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James Oops! Luckily I wrote it in LibreOffice I can do it again.
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James Post
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Hi all.

Just joined, sitting at home in the kitchen listening to Radio North Sea International.

Going through the tutorial so will be back later.
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bee Hello and welcome
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James Hi bee,
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ze2000 Welcome!
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James Hi ze2000 and complicated, a friendly bunch here, :-)
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Borderline Hi! welcome
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Bilston Welcome James.
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