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Mysterious mammal caught on film (video)

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posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 08:20 AM
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Mysterious mammal caught on film (video)


news.bbc.co.uk

An "extraordinary" desert creature has been caught on camera for what scientists believe is the first time.
(visit the link for the full news article)


Related News Links:
video www.guardian.co.uk
en.wikipedia.org

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posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 08:20 AM
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Well isn't he the cutest lil' critter...


Looks like a mouse made out of spare parts!


news.bbc.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 10-12-2007 by goosdawg]



posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 09:08 AM
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It's cute! I wonder if it's in the process of evolving "gliding ears." Sort of like a dumbo octopus of the desert.



posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 09:17 AM
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saw it on cnn this morning....he is god damned adorable....

i told my wife i would love to have one of those little guys....i'd build him a HUGE habitat in my basement for him...

those big ass ears and loooong tail....plus the way he hops around like a kangaroo.

this is why i say that we should never stop looking for answers....
a couple days ago, we had no idea that this animal existed. today we do.

we can NEVER stop looking for answers...



posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 09:17 AM
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Or double parachutes, you know, if it jumps too high!


Wait....dumbo octopus?



posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 09:20 AM
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Yes. I'm serious. Dumbo Octopus.


Google Video Link



posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 09:21 AM
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Oh, bother, click the Google Link link below the box. It should play.

There's also a good pic here.



posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 09:22 AM
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That'd be cool!

But you'd probably have to keep it pretty warm in there for him with those big radiators for ears!

He wouldn't last long at my place I'm afraid, my dawg'd take one look at this hopper and go, "Ooooh squeeky toy!" lol



posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 09:24 AM
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Sweet!

Ears!

On an octopus!

Looks like he's sticking out his tongue!
(in the pic)

Flying octopus! Ain't nature grand!

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posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 09:28 AM
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i have a gas heater in my basement...i am not big on keeping animals like that cause you usually see them in a small cage but i am talking about a friggin habitat.....as in converting the majority of the basement for em....maybe get a pair of them or something...

people keep flying squirrels, lemurs, chinchilas, etc....



posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 09:36 AM
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Yeah, cages = bad!

And sugar gliders!

But like the jerboa, they're active at night.

Good pets, I suppose, for someone who's already nocturnal...


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posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 09:47 AM
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well, the basement is dark at night......my basement is huge and wide open...

just a pipe dream though...

what i am actually going to do is build a 500 gallon tank down there and keep a pair of snakeheads...



posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 02:08 PM
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Reminds me of a couple of Australian critters that we get in the Outback.

Dusky Hopping Mouse, this little fella's endangered thanks to foxes, feral cats and humans.

The Spinifex Hopping Mouse

Bandicoots

Bilby's which are probably more like the little guy in the OP with their big ears and hopping around. These guy's are also endangered and it has become more fashionable to buy chocolate Easter Bilby's at easter instead of the normal Easter eggs here, with money from the sales going into a fund to try and save them.

Great to see discovery's like this, lets just hope we can save the little blokes from our meddling.

Nice post goosdawg, flagged and starred.


mojo



posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 11:32 PM
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I've always been fascinated with the diversity of life forms on our blue marble and the many unique creatures from down under.

I find it particularly interesting that the Bandicoot's 2nd and 3rd toes are grown together, not unlike, as your linked article indicates, the kangaroo.

Looks like one toe with two claws.

Wonderful!

Gives rise to the question of what dynamic would influence such an odd adaptation.

Chocolate Easter Bilbys! What a splendid idea!

As mankind continues to discover and document new species, others are driven to extinction, due to the encroachment and influence of our short-sighted brethren, a most curious state of affairs, to say the least.

Thanks for the interesting links, and the Flag & star as well, mojo!




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