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 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.