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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

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

    Thank You
    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


    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

    K8ERV Ham Member

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

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
  3. W5WPL

    W5WPL Subscriber

    Is it the Rat or the Cat?
  4. AF6LJ

    AF6LJ Ham Member

    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

    WA6MHZ Premium Subscriber

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

    AF6LJ Ham Member

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

    WB2WIK Premium Subscriber

    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

    Looks like a mutant chipmunk.
  9. WF7A

    WF7A Subscriber

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

    W7XF Ham Member

    perfect pet for you Sue xD
  11. W4MAJ

    W4MAJ Premium Subscriber

    I was pretty sure someone was going to make a first wife comment by now.
  12. K8ERV

    K8ERV Ham Member

    I'd send all three back.

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
  13. KI6USW

    KI6USW Ham Member

    Funny . . . It looks just like a Tasmanian Devil.
    Someone must have just dumped a few on Madagascar.
  14. NL7W

    NL7W Ham Member

    I wonder if it would sing Xmas carols for us?

  15. K2WH

    K2WH Premium Subscriber

    Looks like a bad ass NJ squirrel to me with overbite.

  16. G0GQK

    G0GQK Ham Member

    An amazing place is Madagascar Island. There are animals on the island which don't exist on the mainland and these animals have been living there undiscovered for millions of years. When the island was separated from the mainland it developed its own flora and fauna and these naturologists are still finding new animals and insects in New Guinea because the island is impenetrable for men to enter.

  17. K9STH

    K9STH Ham Member

    WH beat me to the squirrel comment! Maybe it was one of its relatives that ate through the neutral connection between the pole transformer and my house.

    Glen, K9STH
  18. AF6LJ

    AF6LJ Ham Member

  19. K8ERV

    K8ERV Ham Member

    Squirrels-R-Us? A new chain?

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
  20. AF6LJ

    AF6LJ Ham Member

    Is where you can get..
    stir fried.
    stewed squirrel to go?
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