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Re: The (sometimes twisted) humor of life...
« Reply #30 on: September 10, 2011, 05:15:16 PM »
Okay, I'm having a blonde moment, I found pics but I can't figure out how to put them in the messege instead of as attachments. When I click "Insert Image" it just gives me code start/finish.

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« Reply #31 on: September 10, 2011, 05:32:12 PM »
Okay, I'm having a blonde moment, I found pics but I can't figure out how to put them in the messege instead of as attachments. When I click "Insert Image" it just gives me code start/finish.


hahah i'm the same way, but for me it's not a "blonde moment" it's an all the time thing for me, i do not mix well with computers lol, this forum is as high tech as i get!

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« Reply #32 on: September 10, 2011, 05:44:04 PM »
Mmm... Well, when I do a search I save the images I like to my photobucket... so I sortof cheat, but I'm pretty sure it's just [ img ] link [ / img ]
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« Reply #33 on: September 10, 2011, 08:52:37 PM »
Uploading pics to photobucket is the easiest way.

Copy the url of the image here, highlight the link to image, then click this icon in the editing tab

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Re: The (sometimes twisted) humor of life...
« Reply #34 on: September 11, 2011, 02:44:19 PM »
Okay, if you happened to see the links broken at one point, it's because I was editing my Photobucket... so I'm sorry about that.




Anyhow, Before I share anything new... in my last picture post, I showed you all a "Bird of Paradise" ...like, an actual bird. Well, it wasn't until I really got to look at it that I realized I could have found better, because it looks sortof fake. So? I went out and found TWO ( that's right, count'em!  :banplea: ) TWO new pictures to show off of this oh-so-purrrty birdy...

One that looks similar in color :




And one that looks a little different ( I think I like this one, more ) :







And here's a few new critters to show off! **





Creepy Sea Spider






I Believe it's called a Pangolin... It's alot like an Armadillo ( Which I think is also sortof funny lookin' ) in that it's body is a hard casing, and it rolls up for protection... I want one.






Eeeeeeeee!  :laugh: I WANTS ONE ... *ahem* sorry. It's a Marmoset... and fully grown it's basically no bigger than a hand... ( I see alot of pictures of them just sitting on fingers)
It's SO CUTE!!!  :-D  :crazy:






Alright, so this here caterpillar can apparently kill you in something like, 15 hours or Less. The fuzzy lookin' stuff on it? Barbs, hundreds of them. It's called an Assassin or uhm, Lonomia... I might have the spelling wrong on that, but it's the only thing I could find results for in a search.



Didja see the little ** up there?
It's cause, even if someone finds and posts a picture of some strange or beautiful critter that you wanted to, find a different picture ( you know, different angle, color, whatev ) and I'm perfectly fine with that.
I know this topic started off just trying to find really funny looking creatures, but I've been finding so many beautiful ones that I want to share, too! So, go ahead there as well.
And I might've said it before... It doesn't have to be unique critters...
Like... I think some Owls are funny:




Alright, I think I've said enough this time around ^.^ Sorry!
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Re: The (sometimes twisted) humor of life...
« Reply #35 on: September 16, 2011, 03:24:38 PM »
This is Megatron.




He's a rescue case; Has three legs, and a bunch of scarring on his shell.
I've had him for about 4yrs now, and he's one of the strangest pets I've ever owned...
First, He's Fast...
He has a personality...
He doesn't like it when anyone picks him up except me...
he gives me "kisses"
and noone has been able to identify him. ( If you think you can, lemme know. I'll post more pictures of him :) )
A friend of mine (studying herpetology) believes he's a hybrid, which makes more sense than anything else we've come up with Lol


Next, our kitten ( Baghere aka Littles**t!!! because of his Spazzzzzzteh kitteh moments at 4am ) has brown eyes, and gray ( you expect to see on an old or really dusty kitty ) on the underside of his tail.
and I can't get a good picture of him, no matter how hard I try.








This guy...
Was AWESOME!




He played Hide And Seek with me...
Can you see him?








How about now?








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Re: The (sometimes twisted) humor of life...
« Reply #36 on: September 17, 2011, 02:26:39 PM »
Teteo, can you PM me more pics of Megatron, I have some ideas about what he/she may be but I need more pictures.

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Re: The (sometimes twisted) humor of life...
« Reply #37 on: September 17, 2011, 02:33:52 PM »
Sure hon, give me a bit. Might be able to get some today since we're gonna take him outside for awhile. It's been a couple weeks and I feel sorta bad about it. I have other pictures, but right now they're all with filters on the cam so they're not his real colors.
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Re: The (sometimes twisted) humor of life...
« Reply #38 on: September 17, 2011, 07:55:02 PM »
Also, any info on length,  weight, how much he has grown in the 4 years you have had him.

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Re: The (sometimes twisted) humor of life...
« Reply #39 on: September 21, 2011, 03:26:40 PM »
So, the mystery behind my pretty Megatron has been solved, and I have many thanks for Countess on this one!



Megatron is a female Box Turtle. They are a fairly common species of turtle & don't tend to get very big. I say female because from the photos it looks as if the bottom shell is fairly flat as opposed to being curved inward.








Isn't he GORGEOUS?? Blue Coral Snake







This guy... is apparently, a Frog. Uhm... LOL I couldn't help it... I still laugh when I see him!


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Re: The (sometimes twisted) humor of life...
« Reply #40 on: October 10, 2011, 08:09:08 AM »
Barrel Eye Fish...
I think it's borderline creepy, rather than Funny.





and a Hooded Seal  :-D

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Re: The (sometimes twisted) humor of life...
« Reply #41 on: October 10, 2011, 08:13:21 AM »
The hooded seal looks like he is blowing a huge bubble gum xD

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Re: The (sometimes twisted) humor of life...
« Reply #42 on: October 10, 2011, 09:09:43 AM »
Beluga whales look like they're made of marshmallow fluff... OH! and when you touch their forehead, they'll move it back and forth for you.





Small Spotted Genet





Okapi

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« Reply #43 on: October 12, 2011, 08:59:20 AM »
Okay, so if I counted right, we're up to 45 different critters mentioned and shown in this topic so far...
( If I've missed any, please let me know! )
I think it's time for a little Recap.
Every post and animal I have read about, seen, seen pictures of, etc. I've learned about a notebook's page worth of misc. things about them, either by research or asking people that would know firsthand...
Sooooo I think every so many posts I'll do some recap, and include some info about these guys.
( You know, give this topic a little more worth. )

Primary Resources ( outside of my notes ):
National Geographic published Books and Magazines
Enchanted Learning published Articles and Emails
Zoobooks

Nationalgeographic.com
Wikipedia.com
animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu
worldwildlife.org
itsnature.org
Discovery.com



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Name: Four Toed Jerboa
Size: Up to 23 inches
Appetite: Omnivore
Habitat: North African Desert
Status: Threatened; Vulnerable
Species: Allactaga tetradactyla
Misc Fact: Will build 4 burrows, for weather adaption and escape routes from predators.

Name: Cantor's Giant Turtle
Size: Up to 6 Feet
Appetite: Omnivore; Primarily Carnivore
Habitat: Cambodian Fresh Water Rivers
Status: Threatened; Endangered
Species: Pelochelys cantorii
Misc Fact: It's considered an Ambush predator, with a strike to rival the speed of a Cobra and a bite strong enough to crush bone.

Name: Naked Mole Rat
Size: Up to 16 inches
Appetite: Herbivore
Habitat: N.East Africa, S.East Europe; Prefer Sandy types of ground
Status: Safe; Least Concern
Species: Heterocephalus glaber
Misc Fact: They live together in Colonies, as with Bees or Ants ( they have one female that breeds: the Queen )

Name: Platypus
Size: 20 inches on Average
Appetite: Carnivore
Habitat: Australia; Water and Land
Status: Safe; Least Concern
Species: Ornithorhynchus anatinus
Misc Fact: It's considered a Monotreme, or Egg Laying Mammal, and is one of two species that are not extinct.

Name: Bilby
Size: Up to 22 inches
Appetite: Omnivore
Habitat: Arid portions of Central & N.West Australia
Status: Threatened; Vulnerable
Species: Macrotis lagotis
Misc Fact: Their gestation period only lasts up to 14 days.

Name: Leafy Sea Dragon
Size: Up to 14 inches
Appetite: Carnivore
Habitat: South-East Australian Coast
Status: Threatened
Species: Phycodurus eques
Misc Fact: Like Sea Horses, the Males are responsible for incubating the eggs, and their tails turn bright yellow when they're ready to mate.

Name: Angora Rabbit
Size: Varies
Appetite: Herbivore
Habitat: Originally from Ankara, Turkey
Status: Breeder Dependent
Species: ( Can't find it, if you can, let me know )
Misc Fact: You can buy full outfits made out of their fur, with no harm done to them.


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Name: Matamata Turtle
Size: 20 Inches, around 30lbs
Appetite: Carnivore
Habitat: Shallow, South American Fresh Water Marshes
Status: Safe; Least Concern
Species: Chelus fimbriatus
Misc Fact: Renamed 14 different times... and It catches food by sucking it in.


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Name: Goblin Shark
Size: Up to 11 Feet
Appetite: Carnivore
Habitat: Deep Pacific Sea; Prefers below 650 Feet ( Again doesn't seem to have many restrictions )
Status: Safe; Least Concern
Species: Mitsukurina owstoni
Misc Fact It was first discovered in 1897 by a Japanese Fisherman


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Name: Pigs
Size: Varying, depending on region and lifestyle. Records of TeaCup sizes, to the size of cars.
Appetite: Omnivore
Habitat: Varying ( Breeders, Pets and Wild )
Status: Perfectly fine! Millions alive, at least.
Species: Suidae ( ?? )
Misc Fact They're praised in many forms of Mythology ( both in Culture and Religion )

Name: Chihuahuas
Size: ( about the size of most cats for height )
Appetite: ( See below )
Habitat: Originally from Mexico
Status: ( There's too many of them. )
Species:Canis lupus familiaris ( ?? )
Misc Fact Prone to quite a few Health problems; They're picky eaters for instance, and are prone to blood sugar problems such as Hypoglycemia.

Name: Wobbegongs aka. Carpetsharks ( We'll use Spotted for this )
Size: Up to 12 feet
Appetite: Carnivore
Habitat: Most commonly found around Australia
Status: Safe; Near Threatened
Species: Orectolobus maculatus; Family Orectolobidae, with 10 ( ?? ) different sibling species
Misc Fact Apparently Wobbegongs in general get used for "Fish & Chips" pretty often...

Name: Frilled Shark
Size: Up to about 6 1/2 Feet
Appetite: Carnivore
Habitat: Deep Oceans; 600 Feet ( Doesn't seem to have a Regional/Geographical restriction )
Status: IUCN Says Safe; Near Threatened
Species: Chlamydoselachus anguineus
Misc Fact May be responsible for the claims of "Sea Serpent"
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Pointless Feature???
« Reply #44 on: October 24, 2011, 08:32:18 AM »
Alright, it's been a couple weeks since I've messed with this.
I'm sure, at some point in your life, you have questioned the need for certain Creatures of Nature.
Maybe you've questioned the use of some Strange Feature?

Like me. I was going over the point of Walrus Tusks.
Stop! Before you go and research this or look it up... Think about it this way:

These guys are HUGE... and their Tusks are incredibly long.
What's the point of them?
Immediately, when I think of the Walrus I flash back to my childhood when the boys in school would stick straws up their nose or wedge them on their teeth. "Durrrrhurrrhurrr"
*facepalm*

Headrests. The Tusks are perfect for it. That's gotta be it!
"Ohhh... I'm tired of holding my fat head up, I think I'mma set it down."
( Of course, keep in mind, my vision of them is of this fat thing, not much bigger than me, but with teeth almost as long as I am tall )

No? Okay... what about... Tools? Tools for eating and chopping into stuff.
YES! They tilt their heads back, into a position that makes me question if they have spines... and CHOMP. "OmNomnomnom"

No? Wrong Again?
Alright. So here it is!



First, on a "Cow" or Female, the Tusks can get as long as Two Feet.
On a "Bull" or Male, they can get as long as FOUR feet.
And, the whole point behind having these Tusks, is all about Showmanship. That's it.
The Longer the Tooth, the More Important/Higher Ranked the Walrus is.
They use these things for Mating season fights, as well.



Hey, so what do they eat then? The Tusks would obviously get in the way, right?
Well... I imagine Finger foods.
But here's a link to a page about it: http://www.seaworld.org/animal-info/info-books/walrus/diet.htm
Has some pretty nifty info in there...



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