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« Reply #75 on: March 30, 2012, 10:25:34 am »

Can we do the same with the Lochness monster?
plesiosaurus Nessie, of Lochness.
plesiosaurus Ogopogo, in Okanagan Lake, in British Columbia, Canada.
Ah, wait. Here's a list, thanks to Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_reported_lake_monsters
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« Reply #76 on: August 15, 2012, 05:39:07 am »

Dear ladies and gentlemen:

It has been brought to my attention that a new species- not really,  a new phylum... maybe better an entirely new kingdom may have been discovered, according to this source:

From io9.com by Robert T. Gonzalez http://io9.com/5934297/help-us-identify-this-mysterious-cthulu+esque-organism-spotted-in-stockholm-sweden?tag=holy-crap-wtf

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io9 reader Richard Turner was on a walk in southeast Stockholm when he and his friend made a startling discovery on the side of the road — a small mass of what appeared to be organic matter, roughly the size of a tennis ball and crawling with tentacle-like projections.



The creature was found NOT attached to the ground, and there is no evidence of a root system, putting in doubt a vegetable origin.

Kingdom: Animalia? Maybe?
Phylum: ?
Class: ?
Subclass?
Superorder?
Order?
Genus:?
Species?

I require your assistance (and imagination) in determining the taxonomy and nature of this creature!

Sincerely,

J. Wilhelm

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« Reply #77 on: August 15, 2012, 08:05:05 am »

Oh, I hope nobody touched it. It looks like a Celestial Balloon Fish; they're deadly poisonous.

The liver of one of those things is considered a delicacy. However if it's not prepared in exactly the right manner, the effects on the diner are sudden, spectacular and quite messy. The Celestial Balloon Fish uses it's toxin in a controlled amount to inflate and deflate the cells of it's body. A human doesn't have such a natural means of control, and so rapidly inflates to the point of exploding all over his fellow diners. A successful meal of Balloon Fish liver is one where the walls don't need repainting afterwards.


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« Reply #78 on: August 15, 2012, 10:03:40 pm »

Either a sarlacc larvae, before it goes sessile, or a gnole, as described by Lord Dunsany to resemble a Jerusalem artichoke made of india rubber, having left its eyes at home.
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« Reply #79 on: November 09, 2012, 01:38:18 pm »

 We've recently had the misfortune to have a Screaming Rabbit take up residence in the woods. No one in the neighborhood gets much sleep anymore.

Crazy rabbit screaming



 I only hope it decides to move on before mating season rolls around.
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« Reply #80 on: November 09, 2012, 01:53:58 pm »

#Waiting to clear up the dust#

reminds me of this:
Holy Grail - Killer Bunny


Our neighbour used to have a rabbit, male. Who was very VERY fond of a soccer ball. You know, the kind of fondness rabbits have.  Embarrassed If you would try to take his ball away, he would attack you!  Shocked
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« Reply #81 on: November 09, 2012, 02:43:11 pm »

Pretty sure my sister's rabbit has some velociraptor genes mixed in somehow..

It's pretty sad actually. I think the poor little thing is nearly blind and therefore paranoid as hell. He attacks everything that comes within a 1ft radius. Pretty vicious, too - going after it with claws and teeth. But he's perfectly fine if you talk to him, approach him from above and pet it a little bit - It calms down right away and lies down all nice and relaxed.. I can only guess this is the reason for this behavior. He's never been maltreated in any way, and it's been like that since we got it. He was barely 3 months old at the time..
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« Reply #82 on: November 10, 2012, 12:33:41 am »

Pretty sure my sister's rabbit has some velociraptor genes mixed in somehow..

It's pretty sad actually. I think the poor little thing is nearly blind and therefore paranoid as hell. He attacks everything that comes within a 1ft radius. Pretty vicious, too - going after it with claws and teeth. But he's perfectly fine if you talk to him, approach him from above and pet it a little bit - It calms down right away and lies down all nice and relaxed.. I can only guess this is the reason for this behavior. He's never been maltreated in any way, and it's been like that since we got it. He was barely 3 months old at the time..

His name isn't General Woundwort by any chance, is it?
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« Reply #83 on: November 12, 2012, 10:54:34 pm »

http://www.wetanz.com/xenodefugio-subtiltus/
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« Reply #84 on: December 16, 2013, 09:37:39 pm »

Dear ladies and gentlemen:

I'm sorry for the random act of Necromancy, but I just found excellent footage of that ellusive creature, the Micropanthera leo

ライオンに変身する猫 Transform oneself from Cat to Lion
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« Reply #85 on: December 17, 2013, 09:54:44 am »

Awesome! I want one.
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« Reply #86 on: December 17, 2013, 09:47:12 pm »

3:11 <-- It was a trick! I knew it! Grin
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« Reply #87 on: December 17, 2013, 09:56:22 pm »

It's also possible to trim a cat to look like a lion.

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Although most of them end up looking rather ridiculous.
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« Reply #88 on: December 17, 2013, 09:59:27 pm »

Pretty sure my cat would launch a preemptive strike against my face if I showed him that picture..
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« Reply #89 on: December 18, 2013, 04:36:57 pm »

Awwwww, poor widdal kitty...
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« Reply #90 on: December 18, 2013, 04:44:57 pm »

Yes but make no mistake gentlemen.  In numbers, these creatures are terrifying.  Piranha Lions are not to be trifled with! I happen to own a specimen
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« Reply #91 on: September 04, 2014, 04:20:52 pm »

Now, if I take the trim from around my slippers .... but no, that wouldn't work, neither of my boys are the right colours - a brown ruff would look positively stupid on a blue cat!
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« Reply #92 on: November 02, 2014, 09:43:26 pm »

Now, if I take the trim from around my slippers .... but no, that wouldn't work, neither of my boys are the right colours - a brown ruff would look positively stupid on a blue cat!

A multi-colo(u)red roughneck?
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« Reply #93 on: November 03, 2014, 12:21:14 am »

I took off the trim from around my slippers - the blue boy thought I had provided him with TWO new toys and spent the next two days 'killing' them. No chance of a ruff now!
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« Reply #94 on: November 03, 2014, 02:50:03 am »

Now, if I take the trim from around my slippers .... but no, that wouldn't work, neither of my boys are the right colours - a brown ruff would look positively stupid on a blue cat!

It depends.  How blue is the cat?  Grin

I took off the trim from around my slippers - the blue boy thought I had provided him with TWO new toys and spent the next two days 'killing' them. No chance of a ruff now!

If there is any left for mutton chops you can call it a "tiger"  Grin
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« Reply #95 on: November 03, 2014, 07:31:20 am »

Very blue - he is part blue Burmese, and gleams like polished pewter!
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« Reply #96 on: November 04, 2014, 03:14:10 am »

I am sure that members will have heard of the famous Hawkwind Moth, a fluttering creature that creates what I believe is refered to as "progressive rock" music by the beating of its wings. Some of its extensive mating ballads have been known to have lasted for a duration of three or four hours.

There is also the Hypothena, a beast that may or may not exist, but possesses a harrowing laugh that follows you wherever you go once it has your scent.

Then of course there is the resplendent Tree Llama, a graceful creature that spends the majority of its life in the upper arboreal canopy, bouncing from branch to branch as it traverses the forests of Equatorial New Guinea, eating honey with its beak.

I do hope that we shall discover more fantastic nay fantastical creatures shortly!
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« Reply #97 on: November 04, 2014, 07:38:36 am »

Very blue - he is part blue Burmese, and gleams like polished pewter!

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Pewter perhaps, but he can't be this blue

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« Reply #98 on: November 04, 2014, 07:41:56 am »

I am sure that members will have heard of the famous Hawkwind Moth, a fluttering creature that creates what I believe is refered to as "progressive rock" music by the beating of its wings. Some of its extensive mating ballads have been known to have lasted for a duration of three or four hours.

There is also the Hypothena, a beast that may or may not exist, but possesses a harrowing laugh that follows you wherever you go once it has your scent.

Then of course there is the resplendent Tree Llama, a graceful creature that spends the majority of its life in the upper arboreal canopy, bouncing from branch to branch as it traverses the forests of Equatorial New Guinea, eating honey with its beak.

I do hope that we shall discover more fantastic nay fantastical creatures shortly!

I think I saw a Tree Llama once.  They yield a strange type of feathered wool.
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« Reply #99 on: November 04, 2014, 09:30:40 am »

No, J. Wilhelm, he is not that blue!
His colour description is more to do with cat show language than real colour. In reality he is polished pewter & silver, and in the sunshine there are darker steel tabby markings. he is, however, particularly beautiful!
When he had his little snip the vet shaved his rear end - the fur grew back/remained a very shiny silver, so when running away from the viewer, his rear end twinkles!
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