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The cave of bones: A story of solenodon survival
bbc ^ | 1 June 2010 | Rebecca Morelle

Posted on 06/01/2010 10:07:22 AM PDT by JoeProBono

Conservationists are in the Dominican Republic attempting to save one of the world's most strange and ancient mammals - the Hispaniolan solenodon.

While trying to track down one of these creatures, The Last Survivors team is also trying to find out exactly how this animal has been able to survive for a remarkable 76 million years.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: History; Pets/Animals; Science; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: cryptobiology; cryptozoology; dominicanrepublic; godsgravesglyphs; solenodon


1 posted on 06/01/2010 10:07:22 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Being cute for 76 million years is no small task!!!


2 posted on 06/01/2010 10:10:19 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: 2banana

3 posted on 06/01/2010 10:14:09 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Derek Jeeter and his ant eater?


4 posted on 06/01/2010 10:29:38 AM PDT by printhead
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To: JoeProBono

“The Last Survivors team is also trying to find out exactly how this animal has been able to survive for a remarkable 76 million years.”

It avoids Democrats.


5 posted on 06/01/2010 10:57:46 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: SunkenCiv

solenodon ping


6 posted on 06/01/2010 11:16:06 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: ZULU

7 posted on 06/01/2010 11:17:22 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: 2banana

That’s not a soleonodon, thats a brown long nosed oppossum........


8 posted on 06/01/2010 11:20:10 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Peanut butter was just peanut butter until I found Free Republic.........)
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To: Hot Tabasco

THANK YOU!! That was exactly what I thought when I saw it. Just a dang possum. I just wish they were endangered around here in Muddysippi. Darned things can really mess up your alignment. Solid little suckers when you hit one with the car tire.


9 posted on 06/01/2010 12:08:29 PM PDT by NerdDad (Aug 7, 1981, I married my soul mate, CDBEAR. 28 years and I'm still teenager-crazy in love with her.)
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I just wish they were endangered around here in Muddysippi.

I don't know if you are in a city or suburbs or country......I live in the highly populated suburbs about 12 miles east of Detroit and believe you me, between the possums and coons, neither one of those damn varmints have learned how to cross roads.

I have a live trap and over the last few years have caught countless possums and several coons that always end up in my subdivision........

You're right tho, those possums are like logs with legs..........

10 posted on 06/01/2010 12:57:16 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Peanut butter was just peanut butter until I found Free Republic.........)
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To: JoeProBono; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1ofmanyfree; 21twelve; 240B; 24Karet; ...

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11 posted on 06/01/2010 4:30:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: JoeProBono

No status in that. Now, a sabre-tooth tiger or mammoth in the front yard would have to get the pit-bull owners’ attention...


12 posted on 06/01/2010 4:35:55 PM PDT by wendy1946
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To: SunkenCiv
Belated Again!


13 posted on 06/01/2010 4:36:46 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: wendy1946

14 posted on 06/01/2010 4:39:29 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Opossumus anorexia.


15 posted on 06/01/2010 5:45:59 PM PDT by ThanhPhero (di tray hoi den La Vang)
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To: JoeProBono

OMG....want one!


16 posted on 06/01/2010 5:48:24 PM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: JoeProBono

Star-nosed mole


17 posted on 06/01/2010 5:54:31 PM PDT by wideminded
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To: Salamander
Got Gloves?


18 posted on 06/01/2010 5:56:21 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: wideminded
Yup


19 posted on 06/01/2010 5:58:21 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Yup!

Gimme!


20 posted on 06/01/2010 5:59:44 PM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: JoeProBono
So that's what we ate down there! Just kidding.
21 posted on 06/01/2010 6:01:40 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: JoeProBono

A furry armadillo.


22 posted on 06/01/2010 6:04:12 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: SunkenCiv
The Last Survivors team is also trying to find out exactly how this animal has been able to survive for a remarkable 76 million years.

That must be solendon years.

23 posted on 06/02/2010 12:56:53 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker

Could be, although it *may* have been more than one solendon involved. ;’)

Hated her in “Bull Durham”.


24 posted on 06/02/2010 2:30:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: SunkenCiv
Susan Solendon:


25 posted on 06/02/2010 2:36:33 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: JoeProBono

Tell me this animal doesn’t resemble an animal from another recent post about egg laying mammal.

“The long-beaked echidna, found in the rain forest of New Guinea’s Foja mountains, has adapted in remarkable ways. A monotreme, from a group of egg-laying mammals that have been around since the time of the dinosaurs, this primitive animal serves as a living link between mammals and reptiles.”


26 posted on 06/03/2010 8:47:23 AM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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