Unidentified white spot

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Unidentified white spot

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In the May 16 video from the Greenstone Ridge, a small white spot appears around 0:22, first on a rock to the right of and below center, and then shortly moves off the rock. It is there still.

Here's one right before it appeared.

Here's the first frame in which it appeared.

And here's the first frame when it moved off the rock.

The second photo seems to indicate the presence of a creature sharing the rock with a white spot. There is not enough detail suggest what the creature is nor what the white spot is.

Now that I've shared this with you, I can move on to other things.
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My guess is critter, carrying something white and dropped it there. Maybe a weasel or marten.
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Re: Unidentified white spot

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I'll check it out next week!
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Thanks!
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It was toilet paper!
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Rich, thanks for checking it out - cool to see the process at work, of connecting people and investigating via forums. Uncool that someone didn't pack out their TP.
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If only the webcam had caught the perpetrator in the act!
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The webcam caught a small animal (pine marten or squirrel maybe) carrying white object, stopping on rock, then jumping off rock and dropping white object. Presumably the critter picked up the tp from where some hiker left it nearby.
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Re: Unidentified white spot

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rich wrote: Sun May 29, 2022 10:46 pm It was toilet paper!
Thank you for satisfying my curiosity!
Bobcat1 wrote: Wed Jun 01, 2022 2:49 am The webcam caught a small animal (pine marten or squirrel maybe) carrying white object, stopping on rock, then jumping off rock and dropping white object. Presumably the critter picked up the tp from where some hiker left it nearby.
Maybe! I don't see sufficient evidence for positive identification of any creature, so I don't rule out human.
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