Glowing Eyes at Night? What is it?

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  1. Capt'n Mil Coll

    Capt'n Mil Coll G&G Evangelist

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    Ever been out at night and seen glowing eyes? I know the cats eyes are red or yellow at night.
    I have heard Cougars eyes glow green or yellow in lights at night.
    What about wild hogs eyes? Do they glow when the flashlights hit them in the dark? How about owls? Or do you know any other animials that eyes glow when your flashlights light em up at night?


     
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  2. DannyV

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    Most nocturnal animals' eyes will glow when hit with a light. I don't remember why, rods or cones or some such thing. I know that isn't much help.
     
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  3. rockman7

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    its the back of the eyeball...it reflects light to help in light gathering for critters that move at night
     
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  4. tommy

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    the reflextion you see is the light reflecting off the retinas or how ever you spell it.so any animal with a retina will glow.now a dead animal with his eye open won't glow if he's just been killed it will glow but not for long because the eyse start to lose their gloss and blood stops flowing .
     
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    What color does this guy's eyes glow?
     

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  6. shop tom

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    Coyote eyes glow yeller at night (when shined upon by a light).

    tom
     
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  7. DannyV

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    Poet....:35:
     
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    I've seen a similar thing hunting deer. As I walked into the woods area a half hour before hunting time, using my headlamp, I often times see glowing eyes as deer look straight at me and usually simply wander off. I wish I knew where they went to after I could fire away(ha).
     
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    RaCoons are yellow too
     
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  10. samuel

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    Bigfoot and Zomby,s eyes do "NOT" glow in the dark.It makes them very dangerous.They can sneak up and bite you in the butt before you know they are there.But if the wind is right,they smell like pickles.
     
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    HMMMMM So thats what got me in the dark.
     
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    I have seen many rabbits, raccoons and deers eyes at night. Easy to spot with a light.
     
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  13. Capt'n Mil Coll

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    I think Oppossums eyes are pink or red when hit with a light.
    What about armadillios?
     
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  14. oldjarhead

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    I do believe that only humanoids have eyes that don't reflect light at night.
    Of course there was this one little honey I knew in...oh, that's a different reflection...sorry.
     
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    Are you sure she was human?
     
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  16. oldjarhead

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    Nope...!
    Sure she was part animal.
     
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  17. petemi

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    Gators eyes glow red when shined......That's until the bullet lands between them.

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  18. billy

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    either a ghost or a demon.
     
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    Water moccasins don't either.
     
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    I know none of my pet snakes eyes reflect light when I shine a flash light on em at night (2 Ball Pythons and Corn snake).
     
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