[meteorite-list] Nakhla dog bashing - other interpretations

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed Nov 3 16:00:04 2004
Message-ID: <200411032100.NAA02474_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>

> Rather, I have my own point of view,
> developed with the possible translation problem in mind.
> A dog, or some other animal perceived to be a dog from a distance
> (raccoon, fox, cat, whatever ?) may have been suddenly startled by
> either the falling of a fragment, or by the concusive atmospheric
> explosion, and then reflexively darted away so fast that this left the
> impression in the mind of the eyewitness that the "dog" quickly left the
> scene "leaving it like ashes in the moment". That's my take and I'm
> sticking to it (I'm open for further evidence in support or
> contrariwise)

That's plausible, too. I'm open to any other suggestions or
interpretations. It does point out though the importance of finding
the original article in the Al Ahali newspaper.

Ron Baalke
Received on Wed 03 Nov 2004 04:00:00 PM PST

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