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Giant Rodent, 5x Bigger Than Regular Rat, One of Two Newly Found Mammals (Video)
BBC via Breitbart TV ^ | 1/10/2007 | BBC

Posted on 01/10/2008 2:15:10 PM PST by rfp1234

A giant rodent five times the size of a common rat, has been found in the mountainous jungles of New Guinea.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.tv ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: mammal; rat; rodent; species
This one is too easy...
1 posted on 01/10/2008 2:15:12 PM PST by rfp1234
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To: rfp1234
Not only is it big, it's ARMED too...

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2 posted on 01/10/2008 2:17:00 PM PST by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: rfp1234

No clip.


3 posted on 01/10/2008 2:17:29 PM PST by TheThirdRuffian
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To: rfp1234

I’m thinking possum.

So it’s not true that they are all born dead by the side of the road.


4 posted on 01/10/2008 2:19:07 PM PST by newheart (The Truth? You can't handle the Truth. But He can handle you.)
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To: rfp1234

5x Bill Clinton’s size is pretty big.


5 posted on 01/10/2008 2:19:23 PM PST by Joe Bfstplk (Pure drivel drives away ordinary drivel.)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

It worked when I clicked the Play icon at the bottom left of the screen. The big icon may not work.


6 posted on 01/10/2008 2:19:34 PM PST by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Nice roll up on the cold weather sleeping bag.
It looks like all his crap on the ALICE would fall off, pull off, drop off in minutes.

Jungle hat brim, brand new stiff.


7 posted on 01/10/2008 2:20:14 PM PST by Leisler
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To: rfp1234

LOL, yep... Michael Moore!


8 posted on 01/10/2008 2:20:24 PM PST by LibWhacker (Democrats are phony Americans)
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To: rfp1234

I promise I won’t say “Hillary!” the fist time I see it. Well, sorta promise...

Oh hell, can’t wait to see it and say, “Hillary!”


9 posted on 01/10/2008 2:20:29 PM PST by DoughtyOne (< fence >< sound immigration policies >< /weasles >< /RINOs >< /Reagan wannabees that are liberal >)
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To: TheThirdRuffian
No clip.

That's because it doesn't use one.

10 posted on 01/10/2008 2:20:39 PM PST by Hazcat (We won an immigration BATTLE, the WAR is not over. Be ever vigilant.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Inconceivable!

11 posted on 01/10/2008 2:24:05 PM PST by corkoman
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To: rfp1234; Angelas; presidio9; Idisarthur; Hegemony Cricket; A knight without armor; new cruelty; ...
This one is too easy...

I agree.


12 posted on 01/10/2008 2:24:22 PM PST by pcottraux (Fred Thompson pronounces it "P. Coe-Troe"...in 2008.)
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To: rfp1234

“Westley, what about the R.O.U.S.’s?”

“Rodents Of Unusual Size? I don’t think they exist.”


13 posted on 01/10/2008 2:24:50 PM PST by Hyzenthlay (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: rfp1234

I have seen rats scurrying on the sidewalk in S.F. that were much larger than the one in the video (I refer here to the four-leged variety - the ones with long tails and lots of fur). Maybe the rats in its native habitat are kind of puny - they must be if this thing is 5 times larger than they are.


14 posted on 01/10/2008 2:24:58 PM PST by scory
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To: corkoman

Well at least it’s prettier than Hillary. ;-)


15 posted on 01/10/2008 2:25:34 PM PST by DoughtyOne (< fence >< sound immigration policies >< /weasles >< /RINOs >< /Reagan wannabees that are liberal >)
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To: corkoman

You beat me by 45 seconds... I was still surprised it took 11 posts for someone to mention it.


16 posted on 01/10/2008 2:26:02 PM PST by Hyzenthlay (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: newheart

Care for some gopher?


17 posted on 01/10/2008 2:26:52 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: rfp1234
The rodent's family members were happy to see him.

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18 posted on 01/10/2008 2:26:57 PM PST by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: rfp1234

I expected to see Ted Kennedy. How disappointing ... there is a passing resemblance.


19 posted on 01/10/2008 2:29:40 PM PST by sofaman (To be or not to be is not a question of compromise. Either you be or you don't be. - Golda Meir)
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To: scory

I think the big one is the possum-like animal briefly shown in the middle of the video. The small bushbaby-like critter at the beginning is the ‘other’ new mammal.


20 posted on 01/10/2008 2:30:47 PM PST by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: newheart

ROTFLOL


21 posted on 01/10/2008 2:32:18 PM PST by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: rfp1234

Very good. I see you have nailed it.


22 posted on 01/10/2008 2:32:49 PM PST by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: corkoman

Hahahahahahahahahahahhaha!

“Rodents of unusual size? I don’t think they exist.”


23 posted on 01/10/2008 2:35:55 PM PST by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: rfp1234

The little marsupial is a cutie.


24 posted on 01/10/2008 2:38:38 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: rfp1234

The only proper thing to do when you find a cat sized rat is kill it. They need to napalm that entire jungle just to be sure.


25 posted on 01/10/2008 2:40:41 PM PST by Jaysun (It's outlandishly inappropriate to suggest that I'm wrong.)
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To: rfp1234
Here's a bigger rat!


26 posted on 01/10/2008 2:40:55 PM PST by McBuff
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To: McBuff

Looks like a gerbil...where are his buddies?


27 posted on 01/10/2008 2:42:43 PM PST by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: rfp1234
Looks like a gerbil...where are his buddies?

Don't ask, don't tell.

28 posted on 01/10/2008 2:51:40 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: rfp1234
Image hosted by Photobucket.com nutrea or


29 posted on 01/10/2008 3:01:23 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: rfp1234

Yes, I believe you are right. Still, it isn’t 5 times bigger than at least one rat I saw on Mason St. in S.F. This thing must have been close to 10 inches long (not including tail). It was scurrying alongside of the buildings at Mason and Geary in broad daylight and ran into the theater that is located near there. Must have been late for the matinee.


30 posted on 01/10/2008 3:19:17 PM PST by scory
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To: Hazcat

Not the rifle, the VIDEO CLIP in the article.


31 posted on 01/10/2008 3:44:33 PM PST by TheThirdRuffian
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To: scory

The ones in downtown Oakland are almost that big, I’d estimate 8-9”.


32 posted on 01/10/2008 4:14:06 PM PST by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; KlueLass; ...

Hate to see the size of the cats in New Guinea.


33 posted on 01/11/2008 12:08:49 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________Profile updated Sunday, December 30, 2007)
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To: SunkenCiv

well...you did ask.

34 posted on 01/11/2008 12:38:53 AM PST by Fred Nerks
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To: Fred Nerks

Seems like they’d use a lot of litter.


35 posted on 01/11/2008 12:53:29 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________Profile updated Sunday, December 30, 2007)
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To: Hyzenthlay
I was still surprised it took 11 posts for someone to mention it.

Exactly. Should have been post #1.

36 posted on 01/11/2008 6:27:07 AM PST by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: Fred Nerks

wierd picture -where did that come from?


37 posted on 01/11/2008 6:34:07 AM PST by CitadelArmyJag ("Tolerance is the virtue of the man with no convictions" G. K. Chesterton)
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To: CitadelArmyJag

I Googled Papua New Guinea Cats and that’s what I got, LOL!


38 posted on 01/11/2008 3:14:18 PM PST by Fred Nerks
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