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Re: Animalia

Postby Nitpicker » Sat May 30, 2015 11:09 pm

I've always thought the lyrebird should be worth more than 10 cents:
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(You can tell the coin is Australian, because the obverse shows the British monarch.)

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Re: Animalia

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Re: Animalia

Postby geckzilla » Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:42 am

It was gentle and not aggressive toward them, they said, but they also said they were still horrified by it. Kind of odd to remain horrified of something despite it completely failing one's expectations of it being an actual horrible thing.
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Re: Animalia

Postby Beyond » Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:20 am

Snakes, spiders and creepy-crawly things, just seem to trigger/bring out the horrorbility factor for a lot of people.
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Re: Animalia

Postby Beyond » Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:23 pm

Donald was never one to duck a free beer.

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Re: Animalia

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Re: Animalia

Postby Beyond » Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:11 pm

Animals in mirrors.

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Re: Animalia

Postby Beyond » Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:18 pm

More animals in mirrors.

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Re: Animalia

Postby emc » Sun Jun 14, 2015 1:08 pm

After having read this thread I decided to have my cup of coffee on the front porch. I sat down in our rocker and immediately felt sharp pain in my lower left cheek. My first mental image was of a snake (I blame this thread... and further, I blame Geck) to which I jerked up out of the rocker spilling half my cup onto my right leg. At first I didn’t see the culprit but finally noticed under the rocker was a staggering wasp... he must have put his all into the attack. Now he has interfered with what I do best according to my wife... sit. (I’m glad I got thru that without a typo)

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Re: Animalia

Postby geckzilla » Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:03 pm

You've probably got a nest nearby. They will typically sting you if you get too close to it. It may even be on the underside of the rocker.
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Re: Animalia

Postby emc » Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:33 pm

Hi Geck,

Just kidding that you were to blame for the snake image in my head... my head is too much responsibility for anyone.

No nest could be found near on or near the chair so I expect he was just hunting. What I was funniest about the experience was that image of a snake popping into my head... I mean what would a snake be doing in a rocking chair? Everyone knows that there is typically no serpentine motion in a rocking chair, only back and forth... which has to be alien to a snake. But then again, who’s to say there couldn’t be some particular wacky snake that likes to get outside the box.

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Re: Animalia

Postby Ron-Astro Pharmacist » Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:57 pm

While on vacation in northern Indiana I was able to snap a picture of a cardinal in my wife's brother's backyard. We don't get them in the west so I was happy to see one. Any ideas why they haven't spread west? I can't seem to find the specific reason other than adaptability.

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http://www.dirtdoctor.com/Cardinal-Northern_vq2234.htm
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http://birdsbybent.netfirms.com/ch31-40/cardinal.html
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Re: (extinct) Animalia

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Re: (extinct) Animalia

Postby emc » Mon Jun 29, 2015 1:04 pm


My first instinct was to scream...
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Re: Animalia

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Re: Animalia

Postby bystander » Sat Jul 18, 2015 4:24 am

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Re: Animalia

Postby geckzilla » Sat Jul 18, 2015 5:13 am

I'm loving all the new feathered dinosaurs being found, as well as the so-called feather revolution that apparently a lot more dinosaurs than just the bird-like ones had feathers. Even t-rex gets them. Unless, of course, you have an image style to upkeep in a certain blockbuster film. Check out this emu/turkey vulture-like t-rex. http://moricemonkey93.deviantart.com/ar ... -489843658
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Re: Animalia

Postby Ron-Astro Pharmacist » Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:20 pm

Is it Praying Mantis?

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or Preying Mantis.

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Either way they are pretty cool. Unless you're the bug.
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Re: Animalia

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Re: Animalia

Postby Ron-Astro Pharmacist » Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:57 pm

That's what happens when you let the cat - into the bag.

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Though it's not nearly as sexy when the cat takes off it's shirt
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Re: Animalia

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Re: Animalia

Postby Beyond » Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:31 am

Bear goes for a swim in Canadian family's pool, then relaxes in their hot tub.

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Re: Animalia

Postby Ron-Astro Pharmacist » Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:49 pm

This really surprised me. http://cattime.com/cat-facts/lifestyle/2022-top-10-cats-who-love-water I had no idea some are hydrophilic.

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Re: Animalia

Postby Beyond » Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:18 am

Animals getting along good with one another.

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