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by La Striata
Sat Jun 20, 2015 12:59 am
Forum: Nature & Wildlife
Topic: Dinosaurs
Replies: 55
Views: 7098

Re: Dinosaurs

SolitaryHowl wrote: My favourite herbivore in the Cretaceous Era is probably the Ouranasaurus, while my favourite carnivore would be the Albertosaurus. I like T-Rex too, obviously, but everyone likes that one. :P
Just letting everyone know that it's spelled T. rex (like C. lupus or H. sapiens) ;)
by La Striata
Wed Jun 10, 2015 1:57 am
Forum: General Wolf Discussion
Topic: Cougar kills wolf on camera near Lake Cowichan
Replies: 11
Views: 1836

Re: Cougar kills wolf on camera near Lake Cowichan

Nordue wrote: Do you mean that the cat is harder to upset/escape from when it is lying on its back?
That's exactly what I mean. Here's the technique in action:

See 1:43
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BlhBCRubJg
by La Striata
Wed Jun 10, 2015 1:39 am
Forum: Nature & Wildlife
Topic: "The Dinosaur Heresies" - Highlights
Replies: 0
Views: 1254

"The Dinosaur Heresies" - Highlights

Written by pastor and paleontologist Robert T. Bakker in 1986, this is the book that inspired Michael Crichton to write Jurassic Park (indeed, the character Alan Grant was based on Bakker). It was the first book aimed at the general public to openly argue for the theory of agile, warm-blooded, intel...
by La Striata
Wed Jun 10, 2015 1:27 am
Forum: Nature & Wildlife
Topic: Most irritating animal misconceptions
Replies: 57
Views: 14905

Re: Most irritating animal misconceptions

The Jackson's chameleon is a pygmy Triceratops... Seriously, I've heard this being proposed.
by La Striata
Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:32 pm
Forum: General Wolf Discussion
Topic: Cougar kills wolf on camera near Lake Cowichan
Replies: 11
Views: 1836

Re: Cougar kills wolf on camera near Lake Cowichan

That would have certainly been a sight to see! I'm somewhat surprised to hear that the wolf appeared to be "winning," but I'm not surprised at the actual outcome. I was unable to access the video on the link provided (I'm also on my phone), so here is another link if anyone else is having trouble- ...
by La Striata
Sat Jun 06, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: General Wolf Discussion
Topic: Cougar kills wolf on camera near Lake Cowichan
Replies: 11
Views: 1836

Cougar kills wolf on camera near Lake Cowichan

NOTE: click on link to see footage Cougar vs. wolf: ‘Unreal’ battle caught on camera near Lake Cowichan Conservation officers are calling it a once-in-a-lifetime sight. A Lake Cowichan man captured an intense battle in the backcountry between two of B.C.’s most fearsome predators: a cougar and a wol...
by La Striata
Sat May 30, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: General Wolf Discussion
Topic: Suspected rabid wolf found dead in Golan Heights
Replies: 3
Views: 923

Re: Suspected rabid wolf found dead in Golan Heights

Nordue wrote:
  • Perhaps it is true that there are few instincts as strong as a mother's protectiveness. Combined with rabies...look out!

    I wonder how many rabies cases go unreported. I have no idea for Israel.
A rabid wolf would have probably killed its own pups.

In any case, good riddance.
by La Striata
Mon May 25, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: Nature & Wildlife
Topic: Most irritating animal misconceptions
Replies: 57
Views: 14905

Re: Most irritating animal misconceptions

- The moa was the biggest bird species driven to extinction in historical times by man (it actually was the elephant bird of Madagascar).

- The dodo was driven to extinction due to people eating them.
by La Striata
Fri May 15, 2015 7:04 am
Forum: Nature & Wildlife
Topic: Most irritating animal misconceptions
Replies: 57
Views: 14905

Re: Most irritating animal misconceptions

Went into a travel agent's today, and saw a poster advertising a discount on trips to South Africa... with a photo of a tiger.
by La Striata
Wed May 13, 2015 1:25 am
Forum: Nature & Wildlife
Topic: Most irritating animal misconceptions
Replies: 57
Views: 14905

Re: Most irritating animal misconceptions

- Raccoon dogs are not foxes... Yeah, "fox" and "wolf" taxonomy is such fun! :wink:

- Carnivorous dinosaurs couldn't swim.

- Mastodon is just another word for mammoth.

- Pterosaurs were the ancestors of birds.

- Pterosaurs were just flying dinosaurs.
by La Striata
Tue May 12, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: Nature & Wildlife
Topic: Most irritating animal misconceptions
Replies: 57
Views: 14905

Re: Most irritating animal misconceptions

If dogs evolved from wolves, there wouldn't be any wolves left, I think. That assumes that all wolves evolved into dogs... Domestic cats evolved from African wildcats, and domestic rabbits from European wild rabbits, yet these wild species still exist... - Grey foxes are foxes. - South American fox...
by La Striata
Tue May 12, 2015 8:11 am
Forum: Nature & Wildlife
Topic: Most irritating animal misconceptions
Replies: 57
Views: 14905

Re: Most irritating animal misconceptions

- Dogs evolved from wolves-they share a common ancestor. That's news to me as a misconception... :? - Ethiopian wolves, apart from domestic dogs, are the closest relatives of grey wolves. - Chimps are genetically closer to gorillas than to humans. - Komodo dragons are descendants of dinosaurs. - Th...
by La Striata
Tue May 12, 2015 1:02 am
Forum: Nature & Wildlife
Topic: Most irritating animal misconceptions
Replies: 57
Views: 14905

Most irritating animal misconceptions

Feel free to contribute! - Hyenas are part of the dog family. - Modern big cats are descendants of sabre-toothed cats. - Crocodiles are more closely related to lizards than they are to birds. - Lipleurodon , Mosasaurus and Plesiosaurus (basically all prehistoric marine reptiles) were dinosaurs.
by La Striata
Tue May 12, 2015 12:04 am
Forum: Nature & Wildlife
Topic: Dinosaurs
Replies: 55
Views: 7098

Re: Dinosaurs

I've just finished reading Matthew Martyniuk's Field Guide to Mesozoic Birds and other Winged Dinosaurs . I can't recommend it enough. Apart from focusing on almost unheard of Jurassic-Cretaceous birds which are usually overshadowed by their larger cousins, his chapter on dromaeosaurs (raptors) is m...

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