That Aspid was due to multiple mobs being claimed, to my knowledge. What I was seeing was me on THF, auto attacking a buffalo on even ground by the ramp. There were no JAs, no parties, no aggro, no weapon skills, and it was facing me the whole time. I'm not worried about someone stealing my farm mobs, more so curious if anyone else has seen this and could replicate it.
I've noticed kiting mobs lately they would turn white if no damage was done in about 1min or so, could have been a few misses in a row after the buffalo used it's evasion boost? Definitely seems some things have changed recently on holding claim.... It's probably tied to a floor limit on emnity to maintain claim state.... Just a theory though, I have no hard evidence to support this assumption.