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Giant anteaters kill two hunters in Brazil
Yahoo News ^ | July 25, 2014 | Kerry Sheridan

Posted on 07/26/2014 7:46:12 AM PDT by Scoutmaster

Washington (AFP) - Giant anteaters in Brazil have killed two hunters in separate incidents, raising concerns about the animals' loss of habitat and the growing risk of dangerous encounters with people, researchers said.

The long-nosed, hairy mammals are not typically aggressive toward people and are considered a vulnerable species by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), largely due to deforestation and human settlements that encroach on their territory. [snip]

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Humor; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: anteaters; giantanteaters
Giant Anteaters 2, Brazil 0.

It doesn't look as if Brazil will get out of the Group of Death.

1 posted on 07/26/2014 7:46:12 AM PDT by Scoutmaster
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To: Scoutmaster

2 posted on 07/26/2014 7:48:18 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: Scoutmaster

I guess we can expect the Obama regime to start importing “unaccompanied” hunters to America from Brazil.


3 posted on 07/26/2014 7:50:17 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: Scoutmaster

From what I know of giant anteaters I’d say this story is complete BS.


4 posted on 07/26/2014 7:51:49 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Scoutmaster

Bush’s fault.


5 posted on 07/26/2014 7:53:14 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: Scoutmaster
Giant anteaters (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) are believed to be extinct in Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala and Uruguay. Some 5,000 exist in the wild and can be found in parts of Central and South America.

Maybe they migrated from Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Uruguay to the United States to seek asylum.

6 posted on 07/26/2014 7:54:35 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: Scoutmaster

“concerns about the animals’ loss of habitat “

Climate change in other words. It is our fault.


7 posted on 07/26/2014 7:57:20 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: Scoutmaster

That’s got to be embarrassing.


8 posted on 07/26/2014 7:58:08 AM PDT by McGruff (We can't even secure our border never mind Ukraine's.)
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To: Hulka

Global Warming is accelerating their metabolism.


9 posted on 07/26/2014 7:58:56 AM PDT by gasport (President Omoeba needs to evolve a spine)
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To: McGruff

They aren’t terribly fast moving animals and don’t even have teeth. The claws are the only real danger.


10 posted on 07/26/2014 7:59:30 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Scoutmaster; null and void; Slings and Arrows
I read about this type of thing once in an obscure journal while waiting for a haircut.


11 posted on 07/26/2014 8:01:15 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: Scoutmaster

“Leaf blowers can startle them.”

“Honey! I can’t clean up the yard today.”

“What’s your excuse this time?”

“Giant anteaters. They have fingernails like switchblade knives and leaf blowers can startle them.”

“Have you seen many giant anteaters in our neighborhood?”

“I’m pretty sure there’s one in the Nelson’s back yard.”

“That’s a Labradoodle.”

“Are you sure? I could swear it was eating ants.”


12 posted on 07/26/2014 8:02:07 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: McGruff
When you get your butt kicked by the slowest animal in the forest
you may as well have had your butt kicked by Barney.

13 posted on 07/26/2014 8:03:14 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: a fool in paradise

I do have a scar from a muskrat bite.


14 posted on 07/26/2014 8:05:37 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Scoutmaster

15 posted on 07/26/2014 8:05:49 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Scoutmaster

Counsellor: Yes, yes, yes, I do follow, Mr Anchovy, but you see the snag is... if I now call Mr Chipperfield and say to him, 'look here, I've got a forty-five-year-old chartered accountant with me who wants to become a lion tamer', his first question is not going to be 'does he have his own hat?' He's going to ask what sort of experience you've had with lions.

Anchovy: Well I ... I've seen them at the zoo.

Counsellor: Good, good, good.

Anchovy: Lively brown furry things with short stumpy legs and great long noses. I don't know what all the fuss is about, I could tame one of those. They look pretty tame to start with.

Counsellor: And these, er, these lions ... how high are they?

Anchovy: (indicating a height of one foot) Well they're about so high, you know. They don't frighten me at all.

Counsellor: Really. And do these lions eat ants?

Anchovy: Yes, that's right.

Counsellor: Er, well, Mr Anchovy ... I'm afraid what you've got hold of there is an anteater.

Anchovy: A what?

Counsellor: An anteater. Not a lion. You see a lion is a huge savage beast, about five feet high, ten feet long, weighing about four hundred pounds, running forty miles per hour, with masses of sharp pointed teeth and nasty long razor-sharp claws that can rip your belly open before you can say 'Eric Robinson', and they look like this.

[The counsellor produces large picture of a lion and shows to Mr Anchovy who screams and passes out.]

16 posted on 07/26/2014 8:07:10 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: Scoutmaster

It was determined that both hunters had ants in their pants.


17 posted on 07/26/2014 8:07:17 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Did you ever see that Anteaters Gone Wild video?
18 posted on 07/26/2014 8:07:37 AM PDT by McGruff (We can't even secure our border never mind Ukraine's.)
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To: a fool in paradise

I think Zappa read that article too.


19 posted on 07/26/2014 8:07:49 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: cripplecreek
I do have a scar from a muskrat bite.

Love bites.


20 posted on 07/26/2014 8:08:14 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: Scoutmaster

You’d think that a hunter might have been carrying a gun to protect himself. I guess they hunt differently in Brazil.


21 posted on 07/26/2014 8:09:13 AM PDT by Bob
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To: Tijeras_Slim
That was a different case study.


22 posted on 07/26/2014 8:09:53 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: a fool in paradise

I submitted a story idea to Nickelodeon.

ROCKY THE FLESH-EATING FLYING SQUIRREL AND BULLWINKLE.

I never heard back from them.


23 posted on 07/26/2014 8:10:33 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Bob

Bear to hunter, “you don’t really come here to hunt, do you?”


24 posted on 07/26/2014 8:10:40 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: Scoutmaster

Maybe the Brazilian hunters had been chewing Kola leaves, became very sluggish and started making dumb decisions. One of the stoned hunters may have tried to interrupt an anteater during his meal. “You didn’t dig those ants, we did! I’m getting my fair share right now! Move on, Slowpoke!”


25 posted on 07/26/2014 8:11:30 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: blueunicorn6
Try submitting it again substituting turtles. Kids like turtles.


26 posted on 07/26/2014 8:12:13 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

You know, if that thing was holding a beer, I would swear it was a photo of my cousin Artie.


27 posted on 07/26/2014 8:13:57 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Tijeras_Slim

28 posted on 07/26/2014 8:13:58 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Scoutmaster

You're kidding me right?

29 posted on 07/26/2014 8:15:16 AM PDT by McGruff (We can't even secure our border never mind Ukraine's.)
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To: a fool in paradise

An old classic. :=)


30 posted on 07/26/2014 8:17:52 AM PDT by Bob
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To: cripplecreek

There is an article here of Fr (cannot repost from iPad) from 2007 where a zookeeper was killed by one. They can get up to 7 feet long and are known to be a threat if aroused. Who would have thought?!?


31 posted on 07/26/2014 8:18:29 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: a fool in paradise
I did meet a dancing bear once. He seemed friendly enough but that's not for me.

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32 posted on 07/26/2014 8:21:42 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: gasport

Yes. . .and next thing ya know. . . due to Global Warming: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeMHg5IaUg8


33 posted on 07/26/2014 8:22:11 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: MaxMax

LOL!!!!!


34 posted on 07/26/2014 8:22:47 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: a fool in paradise

Now that’s the kind of story that makes you hop out of bed on a Saturday morning and grab that magazine and pour yourself a bowl of Cheerios with scotch and sugar.


35 posted on 07/26/2014 8:24:58 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Caipirabob

The very first thread I posted was about a dog eating a man’s toe.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2564160/posts


36 posted on 07/26/2014 8:25:41 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: a fool in paradise

“So, Ted, where are we going on our date today?”

“I thought we’d go down to the swamp and get in a knife fight with some giant turtles.”

“Well, that might make my boobs fall out of my blouse.”

“I’m counting on it.”


37 posted on 07/26/2014 8:30:43 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Born to Conserve

Would that then be:

LGBTQA

?


38 posted on 07/26/2014 8:36:06 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Scoutmaster

39 posted on 07/26/2014 8:42:08 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: a fool in paradise

There’s a lesson to be learned from those magazine covers. Stay out of the water! Forget the sharks and crocodiles! A pack of weasels can strip a body to bones in 30 seconds!

“Never go into the woods without a can of WEASEL-OFF! Studies have shown that WEASEL-OFF can repel weasels for up to 8 hours.....unless you go in the water. Then you’re on your own and boy howdy, you haven’t had pain until you’ve had a weasel in your pants. Available at these fine retailers.”


40 posted on 07/26/2014 8:42:33 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Yo-Yo

I loved those Jackie Mason utterances the Aardvark always made.


41 posted on 07/26/2014 8:55:55 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: cripplecreek

“I do have a scar from a muskrat bite.”

Sounds funny if you’ve never been chomped on by a rodent. Saw some drunk try to hand catch a red squirrel once and nearly lose a finger.


42 posted on 07/26/2014 9:40:27 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: a fool in paradise

43 posted on 07/26/2014 11:17:51 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Monty Python - Lion Tamer
44 posted on 07/26/2014 12:29:19 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Kerry, as Obama's plenipotentiary, is a paradox - the physical presence of a geopolitical absence")
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To: Scoutmaster
This is why paying attention to highway signs is important.


Hunter never had a chance..
45 posted on 07/27/2014 4:34:16 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: a fool in paradise

The secret life of Franklin

46 posted on 07/27/2014 4:38:20 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Caipirabob

and are known to be a threat if aroused....Quit showing them porn.


47 posted on 07/27/2014 4:54:41 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Yo-Yo

48 posted on 07/27/2014 5:06:05 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Safetgiver
and are known to be a threat if aroused....Quit showing them porn.

Oh lol...Some lefty ecologist is frothing at the mouth about now...

49 posted on 07/27/2014 8:56:06 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: a fool in paradise; DocRock

50 posted on 07/27/2014 6:52:46 PM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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