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    What animals do you find weird looking? Which bahaviors do you find bizarre?

    I found this one today:


    "The Aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) is a strepsirrhine native to Madagascar that combines rodent-like teeth with a long, thin middle finger to fill the same ecological niche as a woodpecker. It is the world's largest nocturnal primate, and is characterized by its unique method of finding food; it taps on trees to find grubs, then gnaws holes in the wood and inserts its elongated middle finger to pull the grubs out. Daubentonia is the only genus in the family Daubentoniidae and infraorder Chiromyiformes. The Aye-aye is the only extant member of the genus (although it is currently an endangered species); a second species (Daubentonia robusta) was exterminated over the last few centuries."
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    Naked Mole Rat- cute eh?
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    The axolotl

    Rock the fuck on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dixie Normos View Post
    What animals do you find weird looking? Which bahaviors do you find bizarre?

    I found this one today:


    "The Aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) is a strepsirrhine native to Madagascar that combines rodent-like teeth with a long, thin middle finger to fill the same ecological niche as a woodpecker. It is the world's largest nocturnal primate, and is characterized by its unique method of finding food; it taps on trees to find grubs, then gnaws holes in the wood and inserts its elongated middle finger to pull the grubs out. Daubentonia is the only genus in the family Daubentoniidae and infraorder Chiromyiformes. The Aye-aye is the only extant member of the genus (although it is currently an endangered species); a second species (Daubentonia robusta) was exterminated over the last few centuries."
    OMG that is one scary looking animal.

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    The axolotl

    Oh this one is cute looks as if he is smiling
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    ^ It looks like damn fetus!

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    Star Nosed Mole

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    Ahhhhh

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    Quote Originally Posted by drama_queen View Post
    OMG that is one scary looking animal.
    And as a primate probably shares about 87% + of it's DNA with us....scary, kids!

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    this one is pretty cute

    but sort of reminds me of the mouse Angelinca Houston turned into in 'The Witches"

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprynkles View Post
    Star Nosed Mole
    Weird! Where are its eyes?

    The axolotl does look cute.

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    cool thread!

    some of my favorite odd animals are the different birds of paradise that are native to new guinea. the bright colors on some of them are pretty unbelievable...these pictures don't even begin to show how intense the colors really are.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenna View Post
    Weird! Where are its eyes?

    The axolotl does look cute.
    i would freak out so bad if i came across this creature

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    Platypus -



    "When first sent to England, the duck-billed, web-footed platypus looked so strange to the scientists in London's British Museum that they thought it was a "fake". They thought that it had been put together by parts of other animals to fool them. They tried to prise off the animals bill and today you can still see the marks on the platypus at the Museum of Natural History in London".

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