Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Things That Make You Go Hmmm

An interesting mathematical perspective from my smart friend Flowerweaver...

OK, out of curiosity and using an architectural perspective technique I learned in college, I leveled the photo and drew the horizon line, from which I projected a line through the base of two objects (fence & cat). From the same vanishing point I projected another line across the top of the cat, which shows you how tall the cat would if the same fence were next to it.

To me it looks like the cat is roughly half as tall as the fence. It's your call on how tall the fence is to calculate your cat. Hope this helps!


5 comments:

Michelle said...

Like I said, big cat!

Lori Skoog said...

Sara...that is not a house cat. It's frame and tail carriage are not the same. The way people put hoaxes on the internet today you never know what is real. Don't the police know who the big cat belonged to? Are you still putting the sheep in the barn at night? Is it still a concern in your neighborhood?

Alice said...

Your smart friend's drawings brought useful perspective to the photo ( and jogged memories of Geometry class!). This gives credence to looking for an animal of considerably larger scale than previously imagined. Hopefully it is caught before there is a cat-astrophe.

DayPhoto said...

It looks like a mountain lion...I hope they get it soon.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

mudranch.com said...

Yipes! Stay safe Sara and furry/woolly friends!

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