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Posted on 06/22/2012 12:34:52 AM PDT by JoeProBono



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1 posted on 06/22/2012 12:34:56 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: shibumi


2 posted on 06/22/2012 12:38:17 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
Hey Joe!

Watch This.

Then tell me whether you think the guy in the photo is still alive.
3 posted on 06/22/2012 12:58:44 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

Poor kitty! I hope he made it but think he probably didn’t. Hippos are ferocious beasts.


4 posted on 06/22/2012 1:15:42 AM PDT by bd476
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To: shibumi

5 posted on 06/22/2012 1:25:42 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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6 posted on 06/22/2012 1:29:24 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

This happens all the time where I live in Austin. Somehow the local hippo crowd is stealing credit cards or something because they can always afford the registration fee to put at least one hippo into each marathon.


7 posted on 06/22/2012 1:34:32 AM PDT by txhurl (Scott Walker is my President.)
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To: bd476; JoeProBono

Hippos are the Number One killer in Africa.

Especially the vicious “Pit Hippo.”


8 posted on 06/22/2012 1:35:35 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: JoeProBono

Heh, get outta here. There’s no turtle that big and if there is, I’m hiding! LOL!

Wait, is that a pygmy hippo?


9 posted on 06/22/2012 1:36:31 AM PDT by bd476
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To: shibumi
shibumi wrote: "Especially the vicious 'Pit Hippo.'"

Now you're pulling my leg. Pit Hippo was one of those funky 80s head banger bands where the kids set up mosh pits. Geeeeeee.

10 posted on 06/22/2012 1:43:57 AM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476
Nope. I said "Pit Hippo" and that's what I meant!


11 posted on 06/22/2012 2:05:06 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

ROFLOL! There’s a missing comment somewhere...


12 posted on 06/22/2012 2:12:21 AM PDT by bd476
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To: JoeProBono
Have you seen the one that works for TSA?
13 posted on 06/22/2012 2:17:10 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: txhurl
This happens all the time where I live in Austin. Somehow the local hippo crowd is stealing credit cards or something because they can always afford the registration fee to put at least one hippo into each marathon.

I could be wrong, but I beleive in this case it is a Rhino (Not John McCain, or Romney) running this race.

14 posted on 06/22/2012 2:18:42 AM PDT by verga (Wintertime stinks, summertime is much nicer)
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To: JoeProBono

Joe, did that guy escape the hippo? I was looking for the news story and couldn’t find it.


15 posted on 06/22/2012 2:19:56 AM PDT by bd476
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To: shibumi

HOLY $H!T, I mean if that is real it is crazy!


16 posted on 06/22/2012 2:22:46 AM PDT by verga (Wintertime stinks, summertime is much nicer)
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To: JoeProBono


The babies are cute! With razor sharp teeth in adult hippos, I wonder if they ever bite their own tongues or have periodontal disease.
17 posted on 06/22/2012 2:37:21 AM PDT by bd476
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To: verga

Well, it too a long time and a lot of patience to get them to breed, but the result was more than worth the effort.

The one in the photo is mine. His name is Oscar.

The females in the litter all died, so we have to wait a while to get him a mate. But once we do - We’ll be introducing them into all the Petco and Petsmart stores for personal protection.

We’ve also got commitments from several law enforcement agencies.

They aren’t real cuddly, but they command respect.


18 posted on 06/22/2012 2:44:32 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: txhurl

19 posted on 06/22/2012 3:17:46 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: shibumi

20 posted on 06/22/2012 3:30:18 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: bd476

Shocked gamekeeper runs for his life from three ton hippo


21 posted on 06/22/2012 3:40:08 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Thanks Joe! Good to see he got away.

Hippos don’t have that fierce rage appearance that other top predators have. Their jaws are massive yet their tiny eyes and little round ears say “hey look at me, I’m cute!”

I think hippos need a better marketing campaign if they intend to retain dominance over lions, cheetahs, crocodiles and humans.


22 posted on 06/22/2012 3:52:50 AM PDT by bd476
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To: shibumi

Okay, that does it. One never has enough fire power and your Oscar exudes the fearlessness folks these days seek when in the market for a warm blooded weapon. Before you pitch the pups at Petco, kindly put me down as a pre-order for one male and if available, a female too. Thanks so much.


23 posted on 06/22/2012 4:05:03 AM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476; JoeProBono; shibumi

If that had been me I would have needed to change my underwear.


24 posted on 06/22/2012 4:35:32 AM PDT by verga (Wintertime stinks, summertime is much nicer)
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25 posted on 06/22/2012 7:29:22 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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