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    Our Wonderful Nature

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    Our Wonderful Nature - The Common Chameleon[ Love your Frog — "Bob
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    40 Ton Humpback Whale Leaps Entirely Out of the Water!

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    "Bob Dack; Love all whales have to go Dr appointment I'll try to get back later thank you
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    Bob Dack; That that's great! Have to go Jerry said dinner done have a good night!
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    ["Bob Dack; Very cool thank you
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    Mud Dragon

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    Alligator Snapping Turtle vs Common Snapping Turtle

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    "Bob Dack; I never heard of a Snapping Alligator
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    Uglier and meaner than just a regular snapping turtle if that's possible to imagine?
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    "Bob Dack; thank you I glad I not around them
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    Truly Strange indeed!

    Bizarre 'Legless' Lizard Has T-Rex Arms | National Geographic

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    This Rare "Faceless" Fish Hasn't Been Seen in 100 Years | National Geographic

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    Bob Dack skull intime for Holoween
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    Those are adorable! Give them wings and they would look like little baby dragons!
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    "Bob Dack; a nice family portrait lol
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    It was amazing watching this short video of Lake Blause Switerland
    and the water was so clear you could see the fish in the water
    everywhere without a Fisherman or rod anywhere we could see?



    Couldn't find the vid anywhere post-able but here's a picture!

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    He said: "I have been going to that creek since I was a little boy and there have always been kangaroos on the property.

    "I was walking my dog and we saw this huge roo standing in the water. I have never seen a kangaroo standing in the water like that, we could just see his head at first, and he was one of the biggest I have ever seen.

    "As I ran around him to take a picture he came closer and that was when I realised he was coming right at me and he was really big.

    "I am pretty confident around animals but the moment when he started to come out of the water my heart definitely jumped and I decided to take a few steps back.”

    Kangaroos are largely docile and instinctively scared of humans but can act unpredictably if they feel threatened. They have been known to attack humans, although incidents are rare.

    When kangaroos do attack humans they do so as if they were another kangaroo by grappling with their forepaws or sitting back and kicking out with their hind legs.

    Mr Vincent, from Fremantle, Perth, had been visiting his grandmother in Margaret River and saw the gargantuan kangaroo on her property at about 11.30am. He said his main fear was that the wild animal was about to attack Kelpie Dharma.
    "He looked to be at least two metres (6ft 5in) tall or taller and must have weighed at least 100 kg (16st),” said Mr Vincent.

    "He had a really big body and was taller than me. There are a lot of roos at my grandma's place but I have never seen one that muscular before - he was a big macho male.

    "I decided to get Dharma out of there as we thought the kangaroo was going to lure him into the water to drown him."
    Mr Vincent's Facebook post with his images of the kangaroo's muscular physique quickly went viral, racking up thousands of likes and shares.

    Online commenters were quick to point out the animal's impressive bodybuilder-like muscular shoulders, biceps and chest and threatening posture.
    After dropping Dharma back at his grandmother's house Mr Vincent returned to the creek to see the kangaroo was still there.

    Jackson added: "His claws were really big - they were as long as my hand. That for me was even scarier than his muscles, they looked nasty.

    "I have never seen a kangaroo be so defensive - it definitely looked like he was puffing his chest muscles up.

    "I definitely wouldn't like to take him on in a boxing match."
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    40,000 penguin chicks starved to death in Antarctica this year

    Only two Adélie penguin chicks out of a colony of 40,000 in Antarctica survived what researchers are calling a "catastrophic breeding event."

    For the second time in four years, the Adélie penguins of Antarctica have suffered a devastating blow to their population. French researchers found the two surviving chicks on Petrels Island, Antarctica, and about 18,000 adult penguin pairs with their thousands of unhatched eggs and starved-to-death offspring.

    Scientists are expected to call for a marine protected area in East Antarctica, where the birds live, to be established at the European Union and Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources meeting of 24 countries next week, the Guardian reported.

    The deaths of the penguin chicks are being attributed to a large amount of sea ice — a phenomenon on the island during a time when sea ice is not always easy to come by, thanks to climate change. The ice forces the penguins to travel great distances to try and forage for food.

    "For the moment, sea ice is increasing and this is a problem for this species as it pushes the feeding place — the sea ice edge — farther away from their nesting place," French National Center for Scientific Research scientist Yan Ropert-Coudert told the Guardian. "If it shrinks it would help but if it shrinks too much then the food chain they rely on may be impacted. Basically, as a creature of the sea ice they need an optimum sea-ice cover to thrive."

    The Adélie penguin population is already in a dire situation. Some researchers have suggested that they may become extinct along the Antarctic Peninsula because of climate change, but other human-related dangers pose a threat as well.

    "An MPA (marine protected area) will not remedy these changes but it could prevent further impacts that direct anthropogenic pressures, such as tourism and proposed fisheries, could bring," Ropert-Coudert said.

    He and others are hopeful for the conservation possibilities that could come out of next week's EU and CCAMLR meeting. Last year, members agreed to create the world's largest marine protected area in Antarctica's Ross Sea and an effort to save East Antarctica's Adélie penguins could be next.

    "Adélie penguins are one of the hardiest and most amazing animals on our planet," World Wildlife Fund's head of polar programs, Rod Downie, told the Guardian. "This devastating event contrasts with the image that many people might have of penguins. It's more like 'Tarantino does Happy Feet,' with dead penguin chicks strewn across a beach in Adélie Land."
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    Many species are having problems because of climate change. In some cases extinct which is really a shame.
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    ="Paulgro; I totally agree with you ....Species are die ing just like all the people that died this year iits awful!
    Bob Dack I love the Muscle ]kangaroos
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    The Uroplatus Gecko

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    "Bob Dack; yes I talk to my pooch!
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    The Strangest Parrot in the World | Modern Dinosaurs

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    Good size reference it's in front of a 2x4

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    ["Bob Dack I do not like spiders but, this pic is cool thanks for sharing.
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    This is real, Leaf tailed Gecko -- looks like a baby dragon?

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    e="Bob Dack; Looks like some one from family
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    Why did the cougar cross the road,RCMP dashcam captures big cat during Banff traffic stop.

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    Here, kitty, kitty, kitty...
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    Doo a Deer a Female Deer

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    Here's a Canadian Pole Dancing Cub

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    New Crossing

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    We just got a New Bank Account

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    Meanwhile back at the tree

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    Scientists To Clone Prehistoric Giant Cave Lion?

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