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hutch0
Date: 2008-03-15 23:14
Subject: eerie critters
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Location:the utility room in the sky
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I've had a complaint from pds_lit that I didn't include the sucker-footed bat in my post of the weird and fluffy last night. artykat would also like to see it. Personally, I think bats are creepy enough without giving them suckers too, but popular opinion seems to be against me, so ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, without further ado, I give you...the sucker-footed bat.




 


And while we're at it, this is the sun bear 



and this is the pygmy marmoset



and this is the blobfish. If you're ever wondering how I'm feeling at any given time, just think of this image.



 
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-03-15 23:30 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yeah, but I feel like that all the time. Particularly when I'm commuting.
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Kat: blue hydrangea
User: artykat
Date: 2008-03-15 23:36 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:blue hydrangea
I roared with laughter when I saw the face of the blobfish. Just one question...How did you ever catch me without me knowing you were taking the photo??

And yes, I must agree, the sucker-footed bat is alarming. (shivvvvver)
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Kat: yucky
User: artykat
Date: 2008-03-15 23:44 (UTC)
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Keyword:yucky
Actually, since my nickname at home is Bear and so is my husband's, this one is a great icon. Do you mind if I use it, on days I feel awful?
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-03-15 23:45 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Well, you wanted to see the sucker-footed bat. Don't blame me for any nightmares. I warned everybody.
The thing about the blobfish (which you do not resemble in any way, shape or form) is that in this picture it appears to be out of water. Which you'd think would bring on depression in any fish. Which is rather a cruel trick to play on a creature - you take it out of its natural environment, take its picture while it's really upset, then post it all over the internet for people like me to make poor jokes about. Scientists have a really cruel sense of humour. I'm going to see if I can find a pic of the blobfish in its natural environment. I'm sure it looks perfectly content.
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RealThog: 'Ronica
User: realthog
Date: 2008-03-16 00:00 (UTC)
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There's more about the blobfish here, including a photo of him getting kissed by a pretty blonde so you can get an idea of the fish's size: http://blogfishx.blogspot.com/2007/12/blobfish-is-back-bigger-than-ever.html.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-03-16 00:04 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oh, bless everyone who contributed to that. That's hilarious. Okay, the blobfish gets his own icon.
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Kat
User: artykat
Date: 2008-03-16 00:46 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Ummm that's a redhead, not a blonde. Just sayin'.

and I agree, the blobfish needs an icon!
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RealThog
User: realthog
Date: 2008-03-16 00:49 (UTC)
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Oops, you're right. I'd hold out for "strawberry blonde" but in fact it looks dyed.
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RealThog: 'Ronica
User: realthog
Date: 2008-03-16 00:51 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:'Ronica

The more important concern is anyway whether or not she plays cricket . . .
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squirrel_monkey: snap
User: squirrel_monkey
Date: 2008-03-16 01:34 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
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Is the marmoset reacting to the blobfish? And thanks for the animal weirdness; always cheers me up.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-03-16 14:51 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
You're most welcome; just bringin' a little sunshine into everyone's lives...
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pds_lit: Janes quilt
User: pds_lit
Date: 2008-03-16 15:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Janes quilt
Well, finally! The Sucker-footed bat! It is such a cutie!

Hutch my dear, bats are very good for many things. Some species do a great deal of pollinating and the service they provide here at our place is they keep the insect population down to almost nothing, which makes it very pleasant when sitting out in the garden in the summer. Here are a few more, did you know that a single little brown bat can catch 600 Mosquitoes in just one hour?...The 20 million Mexican free-tail bats from Bracken Cave, Texas can eat 250 tons of insects in a night...A colony of just 150 big brown bats can aid farmers by eating up to 18 million or more rootworms each summer...Tropical bats are important to rain forests. They pollinate flowers and drop seeds for many trees and bushes...In the wild, important plants, from bananas and mangos to nuts, dates and figs, depend upon bats for pollination and seed dropping...In the southwestern part of the United States, nectar-feeding bats are the main pollinators of the giant saguaro cactus...The saliva from the vampire bat is being studied to see if someday a new medicine can be found to help people with heart problems...

Now, I could continue to list facts about bats but here is a really good site to visit to learn all about them. http://www.batcon.org/home/default.asp

I am so love of these little creatures that I have discussed with Dearest the building of bat houses to place around the property and there is even a stuffed fabric bat that hangs from my kitchen curtains - most visitors never even notice it.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-03-16 23:05 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I may have misrepresented my attitude to bats somewhat for the sake of low comedy. Mostly, I don't mind them. Although some of them have faces only a mother could love. But thanks for the link to Bat Conservation International.
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pds_lit: Janes quilt
User: pds_lit
Date: 2008-03-17 01:24 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Janes quilt
"Although some of them have faces only a mother could love."

That is what makes them soooo cute!
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