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Fa-reaks of nature

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by zupermaus, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. zupermaus

    zupermaus Senior member

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    great thread and great posts so far. related to this, check this video out, 10 of these big japanese hornets eat and kill thousands and thousands of normal honey bees. http://www.popgive.com/2007/12/10-gi...-vs-10000.html
    Cool video. The Metallica soundtrack seems appropriate. Here the bees get their revenge:
     
  3. LabelKing

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    That Dumbo Octopus is rather cute.
     
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    This one looks like Pikachu. awwww. [​IMG]
     
  5. zupermaus

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    I just got this sent to me from another forum. Seriously, it looks like Bigfoot's oven glove.

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    Apparently its a hairy moth from Bolivia called the Pus caterpillar.
    The fuzz hides poisonous spines coated with your own prescription coma party.
     
  6. zupermaus

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    this me Sunday morning

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    repost: I just got this sent to me from another forum. Seriously, it looks like Bigfoot's oven glove.
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    TIP: to embed Youtube clips, put only the encoded part of the Youtube URL, e.g. eBGIQ7ZuuiU between the tags. Apparently its a hairy moth from Bolivia called the Pus caterpillar. The fuzz hides poisonous spines coated with your own prescription coma.
     
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    This is a really great thread. Thanks.

    A few of these I wouldn't say are freaks really. Just big. Some of the other ones are really scary though.
     
  9. California Dreamer

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    Ligers. Very cool. Not a freak but close enough.

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    Reminds me of a bad QI joke

    Q. What do you get when a lion mates with a tiger?
    A. A scandal.
     
  10. FilterDecay

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    crazy but i feel like some of that has to be photoshoped
     
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    Seriously I cant keep saying this, all these animals exist- check em out yourself on a search engine.

    The reason Im able to find this stuff is I already know about them, Ive been ana mateur biologist since about the age of ..five?












    anyways,

    Thisll get the taste buds flowing.
    Apparently every year swimmers in Huadu's Furong reservoir would go missing, presumed drowned. One major case was a brother of a local official who disappeared with a friend out on the lake.

    However they did catch this one day, by all accounts it appears to be a 3m long juvenile Whale Shark 鲸鲨; no one knows how it got into a freshwater landlocked reservoir:

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    apparently the remains of a man were found inside.

    Because this was a huge incident, and the local government was afraid of the impact on local tourism, they imposed an embargo on the news, but people came away with these pictures taken on their cell phones of the fish.

    The Huadu council went on to make a statement to dissociate itself from the posts, saying that the contents of the post do not match the photos. (People were calling it a 3m giant catfish). Also, no sighting of any large man-eating fish had been reported, and that no deaths have occurred in the reservoir between 25 July of last year and now.

    They also imposed a swimming ban. (hmmm...)

    the statement is here, if you can read Chinese:
    http://gd.sohu.com/20070703/n250880359.shtml
     
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    That poor whale-shark looks a bit worried.
     
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    Insects are my favorite. Here is a Praying Mantis catching a Hummingbird.

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    Great post. Also: get my gun.
     
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    Hard to believe that this newborn ... [​IMG] grows into this ... [​IMG] Also, this guy is one of the more disgusting specimens around. The goliath bird-eating spider. Have a close look at the photo. [​IMG]
     
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    I find the anteater rather bizarre: [​IMG] Angler Fish: [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG] Blue-Ringed Octopus The blue-ringed octopus is currently one of the most toxic known sea creatures. Another cephalopod, Pfeffer's Flamboyant Cuttlefish, produces a venom roughly equal in potency to that of the blue-ringed octopus. Despite its small size, the blue-ringed octopus carries enough poison to kill 26 adult humans within minutes. It is essential that immediate and full time respiratory support be given (e.g. artificial respiration/rescue breathing) even if the victim appears not to be responding. Tetrodotoxin poisoning can result in the victim being fully aware of his/her surroundings but unable to breathe. Because of the paralysis that occurs they have no way of signalling for help or any way of indicating distress. Respiratory support, together with reassurance, until medical assistance arrives ensures that the victim will generally recover well. There is no known antidote.
     
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    I remember seeing a nature presenter finding one of these on the beach and playing with it, and the cameraman asking, is it okay? The presenter was all, yeh, I think so, it's just a baby. He was holding it with his bare hands and practically cuddling it. Then his voice over came on, actually he found out later what he was playing with was a fully grown adult male in warning colours, and highly pissed off.
     
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    A mexican Ajolote - its not a snake, its not a lizard, its an Amphisbaenia. It only has two legs, no ears and uses its legs to burrow.

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    inny cute!
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    Slender loris, neurotic fuzzball from the jungles of Sri Lanka

    not having a good day:

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    They have such big eyes because they are nocturnal
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    pweez dont hurt me
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    baby
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