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Old 08-19-2010, 12:56 AM   #1
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Default Weird Animals Of The WORLD!!!

COCONUT CRAB






GIANT ISOPOD









BLOBFISH







SPHYNX CAT



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Old 08-19-2010, 12:56 AM   #2
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STAR-NOSED MOLE RAT






YETI CRAB




AYE-AYE






These poor little guys are on the endangered species list, but not just because of limited habitat, but because of native superstition. Many people native to Madagascar consider the aye-aye an omen of ill luck. For this reason they often have been killed on sight.


JERBOA






One of the niftiest little creatures I've come across. These guys are a cross between rabbit and kangaroo if you ask me.

Here are some cool videos of the Jerboa as a pet. They almost look cartoonish:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJnn-wMPU9w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7uw5HLMuP0

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Old 08-19-2010, 01:00 AM   #3
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I think i'd literally die on my feet if i walked to my garbage can and saw that shit
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:04 AM   #4
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I remember that bounty hunter chick on Avatar (cartoon) had one of those star nosed shrews that she would ride around on
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MATA MATA TURTLE






PROBOSCIS MONKEY






ANGORA RABBIT






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Old 08-19-2010, 01:23 AM   #6
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Lol!


By the way, I've just been turned off to seafood. Fish and crab are a huge part of the filipino diet.
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:25 AM   #7
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Red panda looks cool.

Mata mata turtle looks closely related to the salt water crocodile, just based on that 2nd pic. Head shares a lot of similarities.

That pic B-Low quoted is ****ing scary... That crab is huge.
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:38 AM   #8
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I've seen Red Panadas in zoos, but the first time I heard that name I was thinking 'OMG, a red giant panda! That's so cool!' and it turned out they looked nothing alike and were tiny. I've seen giant isopods at big seafood restaurant places in HK, the scary thing is is that there's the bay, and a sidewalk, and all the restaurants are on the sidewalk, and they would just have those creatures crawling around on the sidewalk (they can't move very far anyway). It was terrifying the first time I saw those.



The ones I remember the most are the ones with huge shells to the left of the picture.
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:43 AM   #9
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I've seen Red Panadas in zoos, but the first time I heard that name I was thinking 'OMG, a red giant panda! That's so cool!' and it turned out they looked nothing alike and were tiny. I've seen giant isopods at big seafood restaurant places in HK, the scary thing is is that there's the bay, and a sidewalk, and all the restaurants are on the sidewalk, and they would just have those creatures crawling around on the sidewalk (they can't move very far anyway). It was terrifying the first time I saw those.



The ones I remember the most are the ones with huge shells to the left of the picture.

People eat those things there?
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:43 AM   #10
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AYE-AYE


Aye-ayes tap on the trunks and branches of the trees they visit up to 8 times per second and listen to the echo produced to find hollow chambers inside. Once a chamber is found they chew a hole into the wood and get grubs out of that hole with their elongated and bony middle fingers The Aye-aye is often viewed as a harbinger of evil and killed on sight. Others believe that should one point its long middle finger at you, you were condemned to death.

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Aye-ayes tap on the trunks and branches of the trees they visit up to 8 times per second and listen to the echo produced to find hollow chambers inside. Once a chamber is found they chew a hole into the wood and get grubs out of that hole with their elongated and bony middle fingers

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aye-aye

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Old 08-19-2010, 01:46 AM   #12
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People eat those things there?

Have you ever seen Bizzare Foods with Anthony Zimmern on The Travel Channel? People will eat anything.


Looking at that picture though, I can't help but be reminded of how inhumane the conditions are at those markets. Most markets will have dead fish there, but other markets will have overly crowded tanks like the ones you see there.
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Old 08-19-2010, 02:27 AM   #13
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PROBOSCIS MONKEY





I went to the Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary in Sabah, Borneo and it is awesome. I had a baby one jump on me, have photos with them.

Back on topic, mesed up animals from my neck of the woods:

Platypus





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I've seen Red Panadas in zoos, but the first time I heard that name I was thinking 'OMG, a red giant panda! That's so cool!' and it turned out they looked nothing alike and were tiny. I've seen giant isopods at big seafood restaurant places in HK, the scary thing is is that there's the bay, and a sidewalk, and all the restaurants are on the sidewalk, and they would just have those creatures crawling around on the sidewalk (they can't move very far anyway). It was terrifying the first time I saw those.



The ones I remember the most are the ones with huge shells to the left of the picture.

Oh my god, is that a Kabutops??!?!?!
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