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The Demon Primate

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posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 02:29 PM
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No, the demon primate is not man in this case.

Well I was going to put this in Cryptozoology, but by definition, the existence of this guy is proven. I had never heard of this species, but a bizarre little critter it is. It is called the aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) and is a lemur. Check out it's fingers!

They are used not only as weapons, but tools to determine the hollow canals within rotting trees. It continually taps the trunk surface, listening for the hollowness to decide where to dig. Again I am amazed at the abilities nature assigns to creatures for specific tasks. Man that is one freaky finger!!!!
Check the vid out to see this thing in action!


But then there’s this: A small primate, known locally as a ‘demon,’ with haunting large eyes. It spends all night in the trees, tap-tapping away at the bark with its hideously shriveled middle finger like a sadistic killer rustling your screen door just before he strikes. According to legend, a single point from that evil finger is enough to strike you dead.


Peace,
spec
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posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 02:31 PM
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He's just beautiful

Thanks for posting,

I adore this type of thread!



posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 02:38 PM
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OH how I love nature!
He looks like me.



posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 03:24 PM
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Yes, specific survival skills in different species can be quite fascinating.
All in perfection to the area. XD I remember in AP bio in my senior year, we were looking through this animal book that was lying around and one of my classmates found a picture of that thing and totally freaked out. He just HATED that thing.



posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 04:36 PM
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Thank you selfharmonise, me too.

reply to post by GmoS719
 

Haha, you must be a hit with tha ladies, no?

Thanks for the reply,
spec



posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 04:36 PM
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dont know why it reminds me of howard from big bang theory, but it does.



posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 04:41 PM
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dont know why it reminds me of howard from big bang theory, but it does.


Yea I can see that.



posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 04:42 PM
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Nice looking primate in fact.

The fact is we are the 'demon primate'. We are pale, hairless, to most animals, they fear us as much as we do large spiders or monstrous cryptids!



posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 04:46 PM
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Yea, the locals thought sight of it was an omen of evilness. I'd imagine seeing one at night could be a bit unnerving.



posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 05:30 PM
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awww hes kinda cute.

There's far more scary looking monkeys out there




posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 05:56 PM
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I am kind of surprised there are no other creatures with similar anatomy and abilities. That one finger for vibration detection is genuinely unique to these fellas.

spec



posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 07:50 PM
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The fact is we are the 'demon primate'. We are pale, hairless, to most animals, they fear us as much as we do large spiders or monstrous cryptids!

If the shoe fits, I reckon!
At least there are some good primates amongst us too.



posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 10:54 PM
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You are looking at a handsome red uakari, and he is not blushing, the red uakari always has a face that red. Handsome you say? Why of course, because of his red face. The redder the face, the healthier the red uakari is thought to be. A pale face likely means that a red uakari is sick. The red uakari is also a social butterfly living in troops of up to a hundred individuals, then breaking into smaller groups during the day to look for food. The red face of the red uakari may also help them see each other in the dense forest. Unlike most New World primates, the red uakari has a short tail, but that doesn't stop it from making jumps of 20m+ across the rainforest canopy. Who needs a tail for balance, when you're so sure of your skill!


What a fine specimen! I have never seen one of those, and yea, it could pass for a Hollywood slasher mask face,
but I see the beauty as well.
Thanks for the addition.

spec
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posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 02:28 AM
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I came home home drunk one night night and found one of these in my apartment..

Her name was Debra. Still can't understand why we split up tho...Oh right, I forgot...


Thanks for the thread!

Peace



posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 12:42 PM
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Did she not look the same the next morning or something?

Was she coming after you with that finger?!

spec
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posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 05:39 PM
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Originally posted by jude11
I came home home drunk one night night and found one of these in my apartment..

Her name was Debra. Still can't understand why we split up tho...Oh right, I forgot...


Thanks for the thread!

Peace


I think I still have one of those here.
Beware of the finger!

Thanks for sharing,spec,nice to see nature in all it's natural beauty.



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