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Re: tio's neato nature thread

Post by Sandy » 17 Oct 2017, 01:43

If by "single" you mean "injected into the spinal cord" and by "malt" you mean "corticosteroid," then yes.
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Re: tio's neato nature thread

Post by Sandy » 17 Oct 2017, 15:21

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It's a coyote. Womp womp.

Reminds me of this one:

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Re: tio's neato nature thread

Post by Sandy » 17 Oct 2017, 15:45

Womp womp on me. It's fake.

Stolen pic from a family who raised a coyote kit (pup?) as a pet, which worked out better than expected:

http://honesttopaws.com/coyote-pup/
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Re: tio's neato nature thread

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Re: tio's neato nature thread

Post by lunchstealer » 18 Oct 2017, 01:50

Where have I seen that guy before...

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Re: tio's neato nature thread

Post by the innominate one » 18 Oct 2017, 05:36

db, I know harpy eagles are real, but they seem fake.

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Re: tio's neato nature thread

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Re: tio's neato nature thread

Post by Warren » 18 Oct 2017, 11:46

the innominate one wrote:
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db, I know harpy eagles are real, but they seem fake.
I don't think it looks fake. I think it looks like an owl.
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Re: tio's neato nature thread

Post by the innominate one » 18 Oct 2017, 11:57

Each one looks like someone took a stuffed owl's head, put fake ear tufts on it and glued it to the body of a large taxidermied hawk.
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Re: tio's neato nature thread

Post by the innominate one » 18 Oct 2017, 22:04

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Re: tio's neato nature thread

Post by the innominate one » 18 Oct 2017, 22:09

I believe this is a rough shield bug, a partially predatory stink bug.
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Re: tio's neato nature thread

Post by the innominate one » 18 Oct 2017, 22:14

I think these are immature conchuelas.
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Re: tio's neato nature thread

Post by the innominate one » 20 Oct 2017, 19:21

If you don't like my stinkbug photos, then you stink.

here are some mammals, mammal chauvinists:

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Re: tio's neato nature thread

Post by lunchstealer » 20 Oct 2017, 19:47

Hemiptera can suck it.

Nice mantid though.
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Re: tio's neato nature thread

Post by the innominate one » 20 Oct 2017, 20:03

lunchstealer wrote:
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Hemiptera can suck it.
And they do. So, apropes.
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Re: tio's neato nature thread

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Re: tio's neato nature thread

Post by Sandy » 21 Oct 2017, 16:29

Huh. One of the least strange strange animals I’ve seen on that account.
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Re: tio's neato nature thread

Post by dbcooper » 21 Oct 2017, 19:31

Pelicans have a dong in their throat.

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Re: tio's neato nature thread

Post by the innominate one » 22 Oct 2017, 12:32

Bizarre. I wonder if the "balls" are the crop.

Unrelated:
Iceland is a giant laboratory demonstration of an anthropogenic ecological disaster.

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Re: tio's neato nature thread

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Re: tio's neato nature thread

Post by the innominate one » 22 Oct 2017, 15:09

This is pretty cool. Stigmella is a genus of leafmining moths that are endophytophagous (internal plant feeders) during their larval stage. You can see the mine in this photo, which appears as the brown portions of the leaf, where the larva chews its way through the middle leaf layer (mesophyll). You can see the mine trail gets wider from right to left, indicating its growth as it chews through the leaf. The dark material in the brown tissue of the mine is frass, or insect poop.

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Re: tio's neato nature thread

Post by thoreau » 22 Oct 2017, 18:08

dbcooper wrote:
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Pelicans have a dong in their throat.
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Re: tio's neato nature thread

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Re: tio's neato nature thread

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Bull elephants are huge.
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