March 10, 2011

What's Up With This Dam Wall?

Diga del Cingino Dam, Italy (The Weekly Vice) - Sometimes something crazy from the other side of the planet catches our eye that isn't crime related.

Take, for instance, this photo of the Diga del Cingino dam. It's a gravity-masonry dam located about 4 miles southwest of Antrona Schieranco in Piedmont, Italy.

If you look closely, you'll see that the dam's wall is peppered with little brown dots. What's up with those dam dots, you ask?

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Nope, that's not a Photoshop trick. The Cingino dam has become renown for attracting Alpine Ibex - a species of wild goat that commonly lives in the steep terrain of the European Alps.

The Alpine Ibex can often be seen scaling the wall of the Cingino dam to nibble moss and lichen. Ibex also enjoy licking the salt off the stones that make up the dam wall.

We suspect this dude would like the camera man to to take a flying leap off the dam wall, so he can get back to his dam dinner.

Danny Vice
The Weekly Vice

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