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Carnivorous Swamp Beast Discovered In Madagascar

Discussion in 'ex-Rag Chew Central' started by AF6LJ, Oct 11, 2010.

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  1. AF6LJ

    AF6LJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    There are still mysteries left to be solved and new plants and animals to discover.

    Thank You Slashdot.org...
    Carnivorous Swamp Beast Discovered In Madagascar

    crudmonkey writes "Researchers have identified a previously unknown species of carnivore lurking in one of the world's most endangered lakes. Durrell's vontsira, named in honor of the late conservationist and writer Gerald Durrell, was first photographed swimming in Madagascar's Lake Alaotra in 2004. Subsequent surveys confirmed the mongoose-like creature was indeed a new species. Durrell's vontsira is the first new carnivorous mammal discovered in Madagascar in 24 years. Little is known about the species, which is roughly the size of a cat."

    From the article at http://news.mongabay.com/2010/1010-vontsira_madagascar.html


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    I don't think this little guy would make such a good house pet. Look at those teeth. He could open his own wet cat food. :)
     
  2. K8ERV

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    Which one is the beast? (I had to say that).

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
     
  3. W5WPL

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    Is it the Rat or the Cat?
     
  4. AF6LJ

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    I wonder if that thing eats black widow spiders.
    If it does I know someone who might be in the market for a new pet, if it he can keep it from eating the cats and Dangerous Pit Bulls.
     
  5. WA6MHZ

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    Phoebe has teeth like that!! I have the marks in my hands and arms to prove it!
     
  6. AF6LJ

    AF6LJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Phoebe came from where??? :)
     
  7. WB2WIK

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    That's an ugly looking thing.

    I'd put it back in the swamp and forget I ever saw it.
     
  8. AF6LJ

    AF6LJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Looks like a mutant chipmunk.
     
  9. WF7A

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    Given enough time, somebody will make try to make a pet of one.
     
  10. W7XF

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    perfect pet for you Sue xD
     
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