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« Topic Start: December 19, 2007, 04:16:19 pm »


This thing looks bigger than some cats  Shocked

Researchers in a remote Indonesian jungle have discovered a giant rat that is about five times the size of a typical city rat and a tiny possum, scientists said Monday.

http://www.optimum.net/News/AP/Article?articleId=364121&categoryId=66
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« Reply #1: December 19, 2007, 04:34:28 pm »

Researchers in a remote Indonesian jungle have discovered a giant rat that is about five times the size of a typical city rat and a tiny possum, scientists said Monday.

The last part of that article just made me shake my head:

>"It's comforting to know that there is a place on Earth so isolated that it remains the absolute realm of wild nature," said expedition leader Bruce Beehler. "We were pleased to see that this little piece of Eden remains as pristine and enchanting as it was when we first visited."<

Not so isolated now is it Mr Scientist! Lol.
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« Reply #2: December 19, 2007, 04:50:04 pm »

Researchers in a remote Indonesian jungle have discovered a giant rat that is about five times the size of a typical city rat and a tiny possum, scientists said Monday.

It a real shame that this giant rat wasn't discovered on the island of Sumatra.  Wink
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« Reply #3: December 19, 2007, 10:13:17 pm »

The last part of that article just made me shake my head:
Not so isolated now is it Mr Scientist! Lol.


Funny, I've had that feeling many times, and I am/was a biologist.
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« Reply #4: December 19, 2007, 10:51:12 pm »

It a real shame that this giant rat wasn't discovered on the island of Sumatra.  Wink

That would be too elementary, Watson  Tongue



And yes, the concept of Eden loses a bit of glamor when it is inhabited by ROUSs that have no fear of humans :-)
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« Reply #5: December 20, 2007, 07:57:16 am »

This thing looks bigger than some cats  Shocked
Researchers in a remote Indonesian jungle have discovered a giant rat that is about five times the size of a typical city rat and a tiny possum, scientists said Monday.
http://www.optimum.net/News/AP/Article?articleId=364121&categoryId=66

Wonderful that places like that do still exist (for now anyway.)  It looked more like a large mouse to me rather than a rat.




It a real shame that this giant rat wasn't discovered on the island of Sumatra.  Wink

I admit I am not quite awake this morning, but I don't get it  Huh
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« Reply #6: December 21, 2007, 01:33:12 pm »

I admit I am not quite awake this morning, but I don't get it  Huh

The Sumatra reference is to one of the untold cases of Sherlock Holmes ("The Giant Rat of Sumatra"). Watson would mention various cases that were never published in some of the stories.
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« Reply #7: December 21, 2007, 06:10:36 pm »

The Sumatra reference is to one of the untold cases of Sherlock Holmes ("The Giant Rat of Sumatra"). Watson would mention various cases that were never published in some of the stories.

Ah, thanks.
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