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Protection Sought Again For Giant, Spitting Worms
CBS | AP ^ | 6/30/09

Posted on 06/30/2009 8:39:12 PM PDT by LibWhacker

Conservation Groups Again Seek Endangered Species Protection For Giant, Spitting Worm In Wash.

(AP) Fans of the giant Palouse earthworm are once again seeking federal protection for the rare, sweet-smelling species that spits at predators.

They filed a petition Tuesday with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service requesting the worm be protected as an endangered species.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: club; endangered; giant; napl; protection; sierra; species; spitting; worms

1 posted on 06/30/2009 8:39:13 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

This has Lewinski all over it.


2 posted on 06/30/2009 8:40:49 PM PDT by optiguy (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.----- Ronald Reagan)
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To: LibWhacker

I think I saw one of these worms one time on Spongebob.


3 posted on 06/30/2009 8:41:59 PM PDT by constitutiongirl ("Duty is ours. Consequences are God's."- General Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson)
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To: LibWhacker

4 posted on 06/30/2009 8:43:47 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ping if this thread survives ZOT...


5 posted on 06/30/2009 8:45:01 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: LibWhacker

Aren’t they already protected by the Secret Service?


6 posted on 06/30/2009 8:46:51 PM PDT by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
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To: fieldmarshaldj

7 posted on 06/30/2009 8:47:11 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: optiguy

No, Lewinsky has it all over her.


8 posted on 06/30/2009 8:48:37 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: constitutiongirl

9 posted on 06/30/2009 8:48:46 PM PDT by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
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To: LibWhacker

10 posted on 06/30/2009 8:51:18 PM PDT by sr4402
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To: optiguy
She could judge a worm eatin' contest these days...


11 posted on 06/30/2009 8:51:18 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: LibWhacker
Giant, Spitting Worms Video
12 posted on 06/30/2009 8:58:18 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (The University of Notre Dame's motto: "Kill our unborn children? YES WE CAN!")
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To: shibumi

Alaska/Washington...the worms could be related.:) I was kind of stuck on the phrase ‘sweet smelling’...really? people go around smelling worms? lol


13 posted on 06/30/2009 8:59:49 PM PDT by constitutiongirl ("Duty is ours. Consequences are God's."- General Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson)
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To: LibWhacker

maybe it’s their time to go


14 posted on 06/30/2009 9:09:07 PM PDT by CaptRon
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To: constitutiongirl; Salamander

15 posted on 06/30/2009 9:22:47 PM PDT by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
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To: a fool in paradise

Dr. Freud...paging Dr. Freud...


16 posted on 06/30/2009 9:34:22 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Loved that movie..


17 posted on 06/30/2009 9:45:19 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: LibWhacker

Palouse worms? You gotta be kidding me.

Are you sure that isn’t spelled “Pelosi worms”?


18 posted on 06/30/2009 10:05:58 PM PDT by Philo1962 (Iraq is terrorist flypaper. They go there to die.)
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To: shibumi; Slings and Arrows

Ban pit worms!


19 posted on 07/01/2009 4:44:41 AM PDT by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight.)
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To: goat granny

Me, too. They even did the funny “Dune” take-off bit in “Beetlejuice” with similar worms.


20 posted on 07/01/2009 9:19:27 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: shibumi

“RUN FER YUR LIFE!!!!!!!!!”


21 posted on 07/01/2009 9:21:01 AM PDT by Danae (Amerikan Unity My Ass)
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To: Salamander; a fool in paradise; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; ...


22 posted on 07/01/2009 10:30:46 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: shibumi

I downloaded one of their Christmas tunes last year. Good stuff.


23 posted on 07/01/2009 10:59:59 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: LibWhacker
Giant, Spitting Worm

Nah, too easy.
24 posted on 07/01/2009 12:03:43 PM PDT by BJClinton (One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I always was leery of an earthworm who could stand up.


25 posted on 07/01/2009 6:43:55 PM PDT by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight.)
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