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Strange New Carnivore Species Sighted On Borneo
Reuters ^ | 12/5/2005 | Reuters

Posted on 12/05/2005 5:15:46 PM PST by FReepaholic

GENEVA (Reuters) - Environmental researchers are preparing to capture what they call a new, mysterious species of carnivore on Borneo, the first such discovery on the wildlife-rich Indonesian island in over a century.

Swiss-based environmental group WWF said on Monday its researchers photographed the strange animal, which looks like a cross between a cat and a fox, in the dense, central mountainous rainforests of Borneo.

(Excerpt) Read more at today.reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: borneo; carnivore; catastrophism; chupacabra; cryptobiology; cryptozoology; ecoping; godsgravesglyphs; species
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...looks like a cross between a cat and a fox...

Lessee, that would be a cox....or a fat.

1 posted on 12/05/2005 5:15:48 PM PST by FReepaholic
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To: tscislaw

phew for a second there I worried they had found crab people


2 posted on 12/05/2005 5:17:10 PM PST by bobdsmith
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To: tscislaw

Just a giant Sumatran rat swept there by the sunami


3 posted on 12/05/2005 5:17:28 PM PST by nkycincinnatikid
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To: tscislaw
I find neither cats nor foxes "strange", and would find an imagined cross between them (a furry creature with four legs, a tail, sharp teeth and claws, to be not particularly "strange."

I guess they need to sell papers, to hype up what is still an interesting discovery.
4 posted on 12/05/2005 5:17:52 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Your FRiendly FReeper Patent Attorney)
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To: tscislaw
Lessee, that would be a cox....or a fat.

Correct. The males of the species would be "cox" and the females would be "fat".

5 posted on 12/05/2005 5:21:20 PM PST by johniegrad
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To: tscislaw

It's catdog.


6 posted on 12/05/2005 5:21:37 PM PST by phoenix0468 (http://www.mylocalforum.com -- Go Speak Your Mind.)
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To: tscislaw

Chupacabra


7 posted on 12/05/2005 5:22:55 PM PST by boomop1
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To: tscislaw

Chupacabra lives!


8 posted on 12/05/2005 5:24:41 PM PST by de Buillion (Close the bases, and bring the troops home from CA!)
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To: tscislaw

You know in this day and age, there really is no excuse for not having a picture of the beast.


9 posted on 12/05/2005 5:26:05 PM PST by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker!)
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To: tscislaw
It's the dreaded Russian squirrel.
10 posted on 12/05/2005 5:27:03 PM PST by Tribune7
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"Swiss-based environmental group WWF said on Monday its researchers photographed the strange animal, which looks like a cross between a cat and a fox, in the dense, central mountainous rainforests of Borneo....
Pictures of the animal were first taken by WWF researchers in 2003, the photos kept unpublished by the WWF as research continued. The WWF decided to make public the photos with the release of a book about Borneo, to be published on Tuesday."


So they've had pics and been researching for 3 years, but aren't showing the pics until they release their new book?? Yeah it's all about science and nature, not money. Sure.
11 posted on 12/05/2005 5:27:07 PM PST by visualops (www.visualops.com)
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To: tscislaw

fossa?


12 posted on 12/05/2005 5:28:02 PM PST by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: bnelson44

Read the article or my #11.


13 posted on 12/05/2005 5:28:34 PM PST by visualops (www.visualops.com)
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14 posted on 12/05/2005 5:28:40 PM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances and it advances relentlessly freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: TC Rider

Fossa - native to Madagascar

15 posted on 12/05/2005 5:29:25 PM PST by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: bnelson44
I found the pics here: http://www.wirepix.com/newsphotos/index.php

and here:


16 posted on 12/05/2005 5:31:37 PM PST by CellPhoneSurfer
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To: tscislaw
Fisher Cat

17 posted on 12/05/2005 5:31:53 PM PST by SteveMcKing ("No empire collapses because of technical reasons. They collapse because they are unnatural.")
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To: visualops

See my post 16 for the pics.


18 posted on 12/05/2005 5:32:42 PM PST by CellPhoneSurfer
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To: nkycincinnatikid

"Everything You Know Is Wrong"


19 posted on 12/05/2005 5:33:15 PM PST by hang 'em (Is Devil Worship "one of the World's Great Religions"?)
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...Correct. The males of the species would be "cox" and the females would be "fat". ...

LOL!

20 posted on 12/05/2005 5:33:36 PM PST by FReepaholic (Admitted FReepaholic since 1998.)
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