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Animals that sit atop the food chain rarely go unnoticed, especially ones with retractable claws, sharp carnivorous dentition, large eye sockets and lightning quick reflexes. Madagascar's top predator — the fossa — might be the exception.
Chances are you've never heard of the fossa, a cougar-like creature that looks and acts like a large cat but is more closely related to the mongoose. The animal is so mysterious that some leading wildlife researchers have never heard of it.
It has retractable claws like a cat and is as much at home in the trees as on the ground, but the fossa is unusual in that it hunts cooperatively in packs capable of taking down large primates. Lührs believes the cooperative hunting was an evolutionary behavior leftover from Madagascar's past when giant lemurs, now extinct, would have been a favorite fossa delicacy.
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Nenothtu must be quite famous over here, there are huge posters along the highways
with his rage-filled face on and comments on his exploits and in some of the stores,
I saw costumes where one can try on the famous gun and lop-sided grin!
I had always wondered how he had become so wealthy.
ETA: Crossbow terminology - the arrow is called a "bolt" or a "quarrel", the bow part is called the "prod", and the stock is called a "stock". The part that holds and releases the string is the "nut", the trigger is a "trigger", the interface between the trigger and the nut is a "sear". Additionally, some crossbows have a cocking lever to make it easier to cock them, called a "goat's foot", and some have a loop at the front of the stock, by the prod, that one steps into to hold it down while drawing back the string, called a "stirrup". I think the string has a special name, too, but can't recall it right at the moment.
They're "copulating"? Does that mean they're pretending to be police officers?
The basics of that particular notion is that after a while, neno and Silo notice that something about Sslar's speech mode bugs them (other than the given bother - that a big green tiger -striped cat is talking!) - and realize at some point that, inside the cavern, THEIR voices "echo", while Sslar's voice doesn't... ergo, the speech, while there, just ain't the normal mode of communication - it's directly in their heads, hence the lack of echo.
I've also been preoccupied lately with dogs. My German Shepherd had a litter Thursday night, 3 normal colored ones and 3 white ones. Had to give one of the white ones CPR at birth, but he's doing fine now. One of the regular black and tan ones is having a hard time of it now, so I'm having to keep an eye on him, and being distracted. Yup, "him". For some odd reason, the entire litter came out male (as near as I can tell with puppies). Never saw that happen before, but I suppose odder things have occurred.