Dropbears

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  1. Stuart

    Stuart Site Admin Staff Member

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    Haha nice
     
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    Is it a joke?!
     
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    Love it!
     
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    This has made my day ♥ Drop bears are very aggressive glad someone posted it :)
     
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    Ohmigosh! That made my day :lol:
     
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    lol, very funny. had a good laugh.
     
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    No, its the Australian Museum, they do NOT joke about things such as this!
     
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    Why would it be a joke?
     
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    Drop bears were very much real 20-10 million years ago (and still true apparently in SA.) google marsupial lion (images). There is even a painting of one from the Kimberly so they didn't disappear that long ago. Amazing fused molars turned into giant scissors that would have no trouble shearing bone.
     
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    I see they've done some indirect tracking too -
    "Analysis of the collected data provides valuable insights into the hunting behaviour of drop bears and has implications for a better understanding of the geographical distribution of other rare species, including hoop snakes and bunyips."
     
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    Hoop snakes and Kangawallafoxes are being added as we speak. Glad people are finally taking this seriously.
     
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    Are they going to add the Death Watch Beetle savage little things eat electrical wire
    We ran into a group of Kangawallafoxes didnt seem to mind us being there.
     
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    Haha, love the distribution map.
     
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    They were all eaten by black panthers left by American troops in Townsville.....................................
     
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    A Mod would never joke about a dangerous animal like Drop Bears and the like, it would be highly irresponsible.
     
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    why is there no mention of the powers of a Left Handed Screwdriver against these most cuddly, viscious beasts ???
     
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    Lol love the latin name: Thylarctos plummetus
    Ha ha, too awesome. I too love the distribution map lol

    Made my day too :)
    Cheers Sniper
     
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    The scientific paper is a hoot. Check out some of those references. :D
     
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