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PostFri Jun 17, 2016 9:39 pm 
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Toni wrote:
Do we have any 'bug' experts out there?
I've never seen this one before, it was hanging out at Wapiti Woolies yesterday and I thought the markings were unique...any guesses?

White River Trail ~RL~6-16-2016 045
White River Trail ~RL~6-16-2016 045

Thanks!

The image isn't sharp. But it kind of looks like a type of Longhorned Beetle. There is a website called "What's this bug?"
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PostFri Jun 17, 2016 10:43 pm 
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Here's the original post.

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Does anyone have any idea what this post is or what purpose it serves?  I found it in the Horse Heaven Hills above Benton City.
post of mystery
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PostSat Jun 18, 2016 8:28 am 
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Collects hair when a scary animal rubs against it?
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PostSat Jun 18, 2016 4:12 pm 
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Isn't this near ACRES and acres
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Here's the original post.

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Does anyone have any idea what this post is or what purpose it serves?  I found it in the Horse Heaven Hills above Benton City.
post of mystery
post of mystery


of Vineyards?

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PostSat Jun 18, 2016 4:22 pm 
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I have an idea: let's remove it and see what happens or doesn't happen, and see who squawks about it.

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PostSat Jun 18, 2016 4:26 pm 
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I have an idea: let's remove it and see what happens or doesn't happen, and see who squawks about it.

lol.gif That would definitely get a reaction!

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PostMon Jun 20, 2016 9:19 pm 
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I have never seen this exact thing before. But I would be pretty confident in saying it is a tag in tag out board. Historically they were used (and still are) in the mining industry. And as someone else mentioned, in the tunneling industry. If you go in, you put your tag on the hook. They are number so you can remember which tag is yours and don't yank someone else's. So if I had to take a WILD guess, there is a cave or lava tube near by?
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PostMon Jun 20, 2016 9:26 pm 
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No sir, but I wonder if military train up in the Horse Heaven Hills and so perhaps they have tag in tag out. Hmmmm, that sounds reasonable.

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PostTue Jun 21, 2016 9:22 am 
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gb wrote:
White River Trail ~RL~6-16-2016 045
White River Trail ~RL~6-16-2016 045

Looks like one of the many types of Stink Bug to me.

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PostTue Jun 21, 2016 12:34 pm 
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Keeping the original post going so we don't get confused about what thing we're trying to figure out!  up.gif

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Here's the original post.

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Does anyone have any idea what this post is or what purpose it serves?  I found it in the Horse Heaven Hills above Benton City.
post of mystery
post of mystery



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PostTue Jun 21, 2016 12:44 pm 
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Schenk wrote:
gb wrote:
White River Trail ~RL~6-16-2016 045
White River Trail ~RL~6-16-2016 045

Looks like one of the many types of Stink Bug to me.

Me too, although I haven't seen one with so much green. They're all over the place these days, here on the east coast. huh.gif

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PostTue Jun 21, 2016 12:52 pm 
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Kim Brown wrote:
Keeping the original post going so we don't get confused about what thing we're trying to figure out!  up.gif

Kim Brown wrote:
Here's the original post.

Still no one knows? 
Stones wrote:
Does anyone have any idea what this post is or what purpose it serves?  I found it in the Horse Heaven Hills above Benton City.
post of mystery
post of mystery




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PostTue Jun 21, 2016 1:16 pm 
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I attempted a reverse google image search hoping it would find a similar thing from a different image. But it came back with nothing but a bunch of shovels stuck in the ground and people digging holes.
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PostSat Sep 12, 2020 1:28 pm 
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Bump. Original post:  What is this thing?

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PostSat Sep 12, 2020 3:49 pm 
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Kim Brown wrote:
Bump. Original post:  What is this thing?

Two answers I've read so far seem (sort of) plausible:

1) "tag in/tag out" post (but to where??)

2) temporary fence post. Although this seems sketchy at best, but is the best I can vote for 2nd place.

My idea? It's an "ellifino". 😆

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