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LIVE Woolly Mammoth Spotted in Siberia (video/pic)
Reaganite Republican ^ | February 10, 2012 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on 02/10/2012 1:56:59 AM PST by Reaganite Republican

Scepitical? Look at the clip and you tell me

Red furry coat, giant tusks... elephants of any sort not native to the region, either!

The Siberian Woolly Mammoth -which we are taught disappeared abruptly at the end of the last Ice Age (~8000 B.C.)- has long been a source of fascination, as on occasion examples are found in a highly-preserved, mummified state under the Arctic territory's thick layer of permafrost. 

Similar in appearance to a modern elephant, the Mammoth was actually only slightly larger (~3m at the shoulder) yet with a shorter trunk, longer tusks, ears only 10% the size of their contemporary brethren, and a thick-coat of reddish body hair (that grew to 1m in length) to aid survival in the brutal cold.

Since numerous frozen, non-fossilized Mammoths have been unearthed in the past -including a completely intact baby Mammoth- their close genetic relationship to elephants had scientists and buffs speculating for years as to whether DNA could be extracted from the remains and the species could be resurrected from extinction by gene splicing, cloning, etc. ala Jurassic Park.

But now me may not have to bother with all that, as a Russian civil engineer has filmed what appears to be a live, breathing Woolly Mammoth out in the wilds of Siberia (Chukotka Autonomous Okrug region). 
Of course Russians are quite fond of (and skilled at) photo hoaxes and online get-rich-quick-dishonestly schemes, but MAN does this thing look real... the gait, the color, the proportions:

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And while it seems like being 'extinct' for over 10,000 years makes the likelihood of finding a live Siberian Woolly Mammoth extremely remote, consider that a residual isolated population of the beasts is known to have survived on (now Russian) Wrangel Island up until 1700 B.C.

Other species thought to be long-gone have indeed been rediscovered, including a hyper-ugly deep sea fish (Coelacanth, caught in 1938 off South America) that scientists had previously declared extinct for over 65 million years- suddenly 3700 years ago doesn't sound like all that much.

I wonder if Putin will choose to put Tiny out back behind that tacky new mansion... or sell the thing to the highest international bidder. Perhaps he just won't be able to pass-up the opportunity to make a video of himself finishing it off with his bare hands (my guess).

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1 posted on 02/10/2012 1:57:07 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

is that a bear?


2 posted on 02/10/2012 2:00:41 AM PST by ari-freedom
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To: Reaganite Republican

Different source but 140 posts here as well. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2844113/posts


3 posted on 02/10/2012 2:09:33 AM PST by anglian
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To: Reaganite Republican
Youtube link Woolly Mammoth found Alive Crossing a river in Siberia: Still not extinct?
4 posted on 02/10/2012 2:10:59 AM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Reaganite Republican
With all the modern camera equipment, what is it with these monster pics that they are always grainy, fuzzy and out of focus?

It is a bear with a fish in it's mouth.

5 posted on 02/10/2012 2:11:53 AM PST by fso301
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To: Reaganite Republican

Ah yes...another “blurry” video/pic of another creature supposed to be extinct.


6 posted on 02/10/2012 2:13:02 AM PST by max americana (Buttcrack Obama is an idiot)
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To: fso301

The Bigfoot Patterson 1967 film looks like a Blu Ray movie compared to this bear video...


7 posted on 02/10/2012 2:17:45 AM PST by max americana (Buttcrack Obama is an idiot)
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To: max americana

“Ah yes...another “blurry” video/pic of another creature supposed to be extinct.”

Or maybe it is the iPhone 5!


8 posted on 02/10/2012 2:23:32 AM PST by ari-freedom
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To: Reaganite Republican

“I wonder if Putin will choose to put Tiny out back behind that tacky new mansion.”

It will keep his miniature giraffe company.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVxxLYmypv8


9 posted on 02/10/2012 2:24:54 AM PST by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: BwanaNdege

Right next to the yeti
10 posted on 02/10/2012 2:27:06 AM PST by ari-freedom
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To: ari-freedom

Sure looks like one..


11 posted on 02/10/2012 2:29:28 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: fso301

It does look more like a bear than an elephant. I don’t even see the tusks.

Some of the biggest elephants in Africa can be seen in this video from Tembe Elephant Park; their ivories can’t be missed! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jauYrYsRIWQ&feature=related


12 posted on 02/10/2012 2:42:25 AM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Reaganite Republican

I think there’s a squatch in these woods...


13 posted on 02/10/2012 2:43:12 AM PST by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: Reaganite Republican

It’s the ellusive snotty gorilla of the north


14 posted on 02/10/2012 2:44:00 AM PST by Moose Burger
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To: Reaganite Republican
Been following this over on Cryptomundo.com Apparently the guy who sent this in to the Sun is a well known hoaxer. Not a mammoth, not a bear, just a fake.
15 posted on 02/10/2012 2:58:59 AM PST by 75thOVI ("The crews of all submarines captured should be treated as pirates and hanged". Sir Arthur Wilson)
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To: ari-freedom
Funny how no one ever finds a dead carcass of Big Foot or Woolly Mammoth, except the later, but then all of 4,000 years old.
16 posted on 02/10/2012 3:04:58 AM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: ari-freedom
Brown Bear with a big salmon or Siberian Taimen(a real big member of the trout/salmon family)...

....or another rare snuffaluffagus sighting


17 posted on 02/10/2012 3:33:12 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: fso301
It is a bear with a fish in it's mouth.

Yup. It's not blurry enough to prevent their being a distinct flat fold to a single dimension at the contact between bear mouth and relatively large fish's tail. Can't be unseen.

18 posted on 02/10/2012 4:06:54 AM PST by Prospero
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To: Reaganite Republican

About as believable as Obama’s economic recovery.


19 posted on 02/10/2012 4:25:46 AM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: Reaganite Republican

No, no, I'm sorry folks, this is not a mammoth. it's the Loch Ness monster...definitely. That or aliens...that's the ticket...yeah...aliens...

20 posted on 02/10/2012 4:34:18 AM PST by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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