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  • Thai man almost loses home to monster monitor lizard

    06/16/2016 3:38:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 16, 2016 | Alicia Tan
    What do you do when you witness your house being broken into by a freakishly huge monitor lizard? Record the whole incident down of course. Attanai Thaiyuanwong was in for a rude surprise on Sunday when he arrived back at his home in Nonthaburi, Thailand, to find an unwelcome visitor trying to get into his house. The intruder was a giant monitor lizard, that looked as tall as an adult human, was standing upright on its hind legs with its mouth around the door knob.
  • Love in the time of climate change: Grizzlies and polar bears are now mating

    05/23/2016 9:07:16 AM PDT · by PROCON · 89 replies
    WAPO ^ | May 23, 2016 | Adam Popescu
    BARROW, Alaska — Most Alaskans and Canadians have a bear story — tales of fearsome grizzlies, even polar bears. But a mix of the two? They’re known as pizzlies or grolars, and they’re a fusion of the Arctic white bear and their brown cousins. It’s a blend that’s been turning up more and more in parts of Alaska and Western Canada. Last week, a strange-looking bear was shot by a hunter in Nunavut, a remote territory that curves around Canada’s Hudson Bay. Its head was large, like a grizzly’s, but its fur was white. The bear’s genetics were not...
  • Johor to Test if Human-Looking Goat Is Offspring of Human and Animal

    05/10/2016 10:59:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    It will take around two weeks to a month to finalise the investigations on the carcass of a kid in Kota Tinggi that was said to resemble a human infant (pic). Johor state Agriculture and Agro-based Industry committee chairman Ismail Moha­med said then they would be able to find out the possibility of an offspring produced by a human and an animal. "For now we cannot confirm or deny anything as we have never received such a case before. "We will have to wait for the results and findings to be finalised and that takes somewhere between two weeks and...
  • Short-eared dog spotted in Peru after 30 years

    04/30/2016 2:51:08 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    Peru This Week (in English) ^ | April 29, 2016 | Hillary Ojeda
    Researchers captured images of the short-eared dog in Puno's jungle regions. For the first time in Peru's history, researchers in the jungles of Puno captured images of an animal that they had long thought to be extinct: the short-eared dog. Also known as the small-eared fox, or Atelocynus microtis, the animal was photographed by camera traps in the Bahuaja Sonene National Park in the Puno jungle, Southern Peru, reports El Comercio. The animal's presence had not been detected in the Peruvian Amazon since 1987 and has been on the red list of threatened species of the International Union of Conservation...
  • There be dragons? Creatures you might find on a real journey to the centre of the Earth

    04/26/2016 7:27:33 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 33 replies
    The Conversation ^ | 25 Apr, 2016 | Christopher Terrell Nield
    ....Science, of course, has a habit of turning the fantastic into the prosaic. But 150 years on from Verne’s work, researchers have actually begun a project to drill through the Earth’s crust for the first time, hoping to penetrate more than 5km beneath the sea bed to reach the mantle below. Needless to say, it is most unlikely to reveal monsters living inside the Earth. But if we do look down in search of life, what do we find? The best way to find underground creatures is to travel into the depths of a cave. The first things you’re likely...
  • Mystery prehistoric sea creature which looks like a crocodile and dolphin washes up on lake

    02/16/2016 7:53:04 AM PST · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | Updated 14:27, 16 Feb 2016 | By Ruth Halkon
    Speculation: The mystery sea creature with razor sharp teeth has been confusing people ============================================================================================================= The image has divided social media with some claiming it is a large hairtail, a long, slender fish found in tropical seas, while others suggest it has been photoshopped With the body of a legless crocodile and the head of a dolphin, this strange sea creature looks more like something out of medieval myth than a real animal. It was photographed after washing ashore on the banks of Lake Macquarie in New South Wales in Australia. Ethan Tipper snapped an image of the creature before posting...
  • 'Yeti' Caught on Camera in Spanish Ski Resort

    02/10/2016 12:25:09 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 09 Feb 2016 | Amanda Howard
    A video of a furry figure in Formigal in the Pyrenees has emerged, prompting many to wonder – does this finally prove that the abominable snowman exists?Scared skiers and snowboarders in the resort of Formigal, in the Pyrenees, are keeping their eyes peeled for a large yeti-like monster that has been spotted roaming the slopes of the ski resort in north-eastern Spain. The creature has been caught on camera by a holidaymaker – could this finally be the evidence needed to convince the world that the abominable snowman actually exists? The slightly shaky and grainy footage appears to show a...
  • ...Antarctic fungi survives Martian conditions...strapped outside the space station for 18 months

    01/28/2016 6:28:56 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | 01/25/2016 | cheyenne macdonald
    After a year-and-a-half long voyage aboard the International Space Station, a group of fungi collected from Antarctica has proven its ability to withstand harsh, Mars-like conditions. More than half of the cells remained intact over the course of the 18-month study, providing new insight for the possibility of life on Mars. These fungal samples, along with lichens from Spain and Austria, have allowed European researchers to assess the survivability and stability of microscopic lifeforms on the red planet. The tiny fungi taken from Antarctica are typically found in the cracks of rocks in this dry, hostile region. Scientists took samples...
  • Are 'extinct' animals making a comeback?

    01/16/2016 6:24:13 PM PST · by presidio9 · 89 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 16, 2016 | Michael D. Regan
    A breed of sea snake thought to be extinct for years was recently discovered off the west coast of Australia, another in a string of similar findings among species scientists believed were lost forever. It was the first time the species of snakes was seen in more than 15 years since disappearing from the Timor Sea, according to researchers at Australia's James Cook University who identified the snakes. The discovery of the Short Nose sea snake was confirmed after an Australia Parks and Wildlife officer sent a photo to researchers for identification, the university said. The study's lead author, Blanche...
  • Bwa-ah-ha-ha-ha ! It's Hallowe'en Again !!!

    10/31/2007 3:13:05 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 81+ views
    Finneran Lane ^ | 10/31/07 | vanity
    It's Hallowe'en, and all manner of hideous creatures-including Hillary and the famed Jersey Devil-are roaming the world. Be careful out there !
  • Jersey Devil

    10/31/2006 5:45:29 AM PST · by genefromjersey · 4 replies · 339+ views
    10/31/06 | vanity
    JERSEY DEVIL 1 Deep in the Jersey Barrens Outside the town of Leeds There lived a lonely widd-errr- No man to tend her needs ! So, one All Hallows Evenin’ When the moon was pale and white She cried, “I’d let ol’ Satan himself Come share my bed tonight !” Chorus Keep to the middle of the trail,friend When the moon is pale an’ white An’ build up the fire in the ol’ campsite- The Devil walks tonight ! 2 Old Satan come a courtin’ Kept her dancin’ till the dawn: One year later to the day The Devil’s Child...
  • Is the Jersey Devil in Galloway Township? (Photo/Video)

    10/12/2015 4:24:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    NJ.com ^ | October 12, 2015 | Kelly Roncace
    For more than 200 years, people living in or passing through New Jersey's Pinelands have reported seeing a strange, winged creature that has come to be known as the Jersey Devil. There are tons of stories about the monster, and thousands of witnesses who claim they have encountered it. Late Tuesday night, I received an email from a reader who recently became one of those witnesses. Dave Black of Little Egg Harbor Township was driving home from his security guard job in Atlantic City when he saw what he thought was a llama running in and out of the trees...
  • Top 10 Most Wanted Monsters Cryptozoologists Want To Net; The Famous And The Wanabees

    10/13/2008 9:53:10 AM PDT · by Goonch · 90 replies · 14,751+ views
    nolanchart ^ | October 11, 2008
    Cryptozoology is the science and study of unknown creatures not as yet catalogued by conventional science. Even so, that doesn't stop these strange beings from making their appearances all about our world, sometimes intruding into your own neighborhoods. Some may even be watching you as you go into your backyard to sit on your patio. Or perhaps they might be watching you from the bushes as you come home at night. One thing is certain, they like to pop into our world for a visit, but seem aware that they're being hunted, so are quick to vanish as abruptly as...
  • Extinct Giant Ape Depended Upon Forest Food

    01/06/2016 12:01:00 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 27 replies
    Archaeology ^ | Tuesday, January 05, 2016 | editors
    Scientists from the Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment in Tübingen, and the Senckenberg Research Institute in Frankfurt, analyzed stable carbon isotopes from the tooth enamel of the little-known giant ape Gigantopithecus. "Unfortunately, there are very few fossil finds of Gigantopithecus -- only a few large teeth and bones from the lower mandible are known," Hervé Bocherens of the University of Tubingen said in a press release. Those fossils are from China and Thailand, which had open savannas and wooden landscapes. The new study of carbon isotopes indicates that Gigantopithecus was a vegetarian that lived only in forests. "Relatives...
  • 'Pre-historic' animal shell found in Argentina

    12/31/2015 2:21:14 PM PST · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    phys.org ^ | December 29, 2015 | Staff
    A glyptodont shell found in Carlos Spegazzini, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina on December 29, 2015 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A passer-by on Christmas Day found a meter-long shell on a riverbank in Argentina which may be from a glyptodont, a prehistoric kind of giant armadillo, experts said Tuesday. A local man thought the black scaly shell was a dinosaur egg when he saw it lying in the mud, his wife Reina Coronel told AFP. Her husband Jose Antonio Nievas found the shell beside a stream at their farm in Carlos Spegazzini, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of the capital Buenos Aires. "My...
  • Bizarre sea creature washes ashore on a Gold Coast beach [Australia]

    11/18/2015 7:02:36 AM PST · by ETL · 42 replies
    GrindTV.com ^ | November 16, 2015 | David Strege
    Some say it's like something out of a science fiction movie, others say it's from another world. But the bizarre and dangerous sea creature a woman discovered washed ashore at Broadbeach along the Gold Coast of Australia is actually a blue dragon. Lucinda Fry came across the creepy, electric-blue sea slug in Queensland and captured video of the little sea creature, which Daily Mail Australia posted: [video at link] The nudibranch is not that big, measuring 1.2 inches at maturity, but it packs a punch. "I have handled them before and wasn't stung, but I would not recommend anyone pick...
  • Photographs back yowie hunch: claim

    04/14/2008 8:01:20 PM PDT · by dragonblustar · 15 replies · 119+ views
    Canberry News ^ | 25 March 2008 | Tim Hughes
    YOWIE hunter Paul Compton has long believed a giant animal lives in the Glen Innes district - and he claims he finally has photos to prove it. Two days before Christmas, Mr Compton set up a wild view trail camera in an area north west of Glen Innes he has been watching for some time. A week later he returned, finding the camera - triggered by movement - had shot 921 images, including two showing a blurred black figure he claims to be the elusive animal. “There had been a lot of activity there - rocks moved, broken tree limbs...
  • Photographs back yowie hunch: claim[Australian Bigfoot]

    03/26/2008 4:43:34 PM PDT · by BGHater · 15 replies · 1,404+ views
    Glen Innes Examiner, NSW ^ | 25 Mar 2008 | Tim Hughes
    YOWIE hunter Paul Compton has long believed a giant animal lives in the Glen Innes district - and he claims he finally has photos to prove it. Two days before Christmas, Mr Compton set up a wild view trail camera in an area north west of Glen Innes he has been watching for some time. A week later he returned, finding the camera - triggered by movement - had shot 921 images, including two showing a blurred black figure he claims to be the elusive animal. “There had been a lot of activity there - rocks moved, broken tree limbs...
  • Mystery of the deep: Tourist baffled by bizarre SEA MONSTER

    10/27/2015 10:44:26 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/27/15 | Naomi Leach
    There is no question that the sea holds mysteries and inhabitants beyond our imagination, that we are yet to encounter. But a Scottish tourist was left in shock after unwittingly capturing the image of a bizarre sea creature in his holiday snaps. Harvey Robertson, 52, was on a boat cruise with his family in Corfu when he took a number of photographs inside a sea cave.
  • 10,000-Year-Old Extinct Lion Cubs Discovered In Near-Perfect Condition In Siberian Permafrost

    10/27/2015 11:42:03 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 21 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 27 October 2015 | Jeva Lange
    Cave lions lived during the Middle to Late Pleistocene eras in Eurasia, the British Isles, to the far east of Russia, and into Alaska and northwestern Canada. Their extinction remains something of a mystery because they had few predators and, due to their smaller size, they wouldn't get trapped in bogs like woolly mammoths and rhinos.