1. ## Anti Clockwise

Can anyone shed a light or reason why roe deer run anti clockwise around the rutting circle and never clockwise.

Stu

2. I imagine they are predominantly right sided??

I notice my dogs both favour one lead canter when they are running; the lab strikes off with his right and my lurcher with her left.

Dave

3. having said that roe are renowned to do afigure of 8 in the rut which will mean a clockwise circle folowed by an anticlockwise circle. I seam to remember from one of Richard Priors books that he states they tend to be quite ambidextrous so I might have just blown my comment above out of the water.

Dave

4. I think its because we are in the northern hemisphere and they only go clockwise in the southern hemisphere

Sorry I dont do sensible

5. A northern hemisphere thing.

Weather systems, tornados and water down plugholes all rotate anti-clockwise up here - as does the earth itself (if viewed from a point directly above the north pole).

Or to put it another way:

Conservation of gravitational energy. The force of gravity causes force towards the center of the earth and the "curl conservation force" points away from the center

0=dV/dt + cDelxV + R' cDel.V, the curl DelxV is the counter force circulating anti-clockwise in the northern hemisphere. R' is the radial unit vector.

Roe have obviously studied this! (or are susceptible to it's effect). See also Coriolis Effect.

6. Maybe they cant differentiate their left from their right

7. That's a right Puzzler! Have never given that a thaught, will be interesting to see the answers you recieve.

Rgds. Buck.

8. Originally Posted by Orion
A northern hemisphere thing.

Weather systems, tornados and water down plugholes all rotate anti-clockwise up here - as does the earth itself (if viewed from a point directly above the north pole).

Or to put it another way:

Conservation of gravitational energy. The force of gravity causes force towards the center of the earth and the "curl conservation force" points away from the center

0=dV/dt + cDelxV + R' cDel.V, the curl DelxV is the counter force circulating anti-clockwise in the northern hemisphere. R' is the radial unit vector.

Roe have obviously studied this! (or are susceptible to it's effect). See also Coriolis Effect.

Blimey thats a bit eyebrow isnt it

9. Originally Posted by Mannlicher_Stu
Blimey thats a bit eyebrow isnt it
Well you did ask for opinions.

10. Originally Posted by Orion
Well you did ask for opinions.
I did I wish I hadnt now

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