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Re: Weirdest Animals on the Planet?

Post by Edme1 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:28 pm

I wish I hadn't gone to that link now, but the actual information is interesting. But I wouldn't want my tongue replaced by a parasite! I think I have heard of this; someone told me that they ate food that the fish ate, eventually starving it to death or causing death by malnutrition. Is this true?
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Post by Kivia » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:10 pm

From what I read, the parasite actually doesn't harm the fish anymore than just replacing its tongue. It just feeds on the fish's blood and sometimes its mucus, but nothing life-threatening.

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Re: Weirdest Animals on the Planet?

Post by paperpaws » Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:19 am

Edme1 wrote:Sorry, not sure if anyone has said this already... I think the fathead fish is the weirdest animal. Most people just call it the blob fish because it is, essentially, a blob of goo. :|
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Re: Weirdest Animals on the Planet?

Post by lucarioheart200 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:15 pm

In my opinion, the coconut crab is the strangest. It seems very, very..... weird to come across a two-foot crab. Just.... no.

http://sandrarose.com/2009/07/fanmail-coconut-crabs/

It's the size of a trash can...... a good sized one nonetheless.

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Post by Edme1 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:15 pm

lucarioheart200 wrote:In my opinion, the coconut crab is the strangest. It seems very, very..... weird to come across a two-foot crab. Just.... no.

http://sandrarose.com/2009/07/fanmail-coconut-crabs/

It's the size of a trash can...... a good sized one nonetheless.
I have seen that picture before, but I thought it was edited. :shock: That's a very large crab, in my opinion.

I think the mammoth crab is weird. It farms its own food on its front pincers!
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Post by Starforest » Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:14 am

Not exactly a species, but I did see a two-headed baby turtle once. It was really really weird. But cute, though. It was dead in an hour.
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Post by Edme1 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:49 pm

Starforest wrote:Not exactly a species, but I did see a two-headed baby turtle once. It was really really weird. But cute, though. It was dead in an hour.
That's kinda sad, but probably for the best. If a two-headed turtle were to live to adulthood and have eggs, who knows what would have happened. It's best to just let evolution happen on its own. It nature wants to make a two-headed turtle, so be it.
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Re: Weirdest Animals on the Planet?

Post by 7Tesla » Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:48 am

lucarioheart200 wrote:In my opinion, the coconut crab is the strangest. It seems very, very..... weird to come across a two-foot crab. Just.... no.

http://sandrarose.com/2009/07/fanmail-coconut-crabs/

It's the size of a trash can...... a good sized one nonetheless.
Wut in the world is that? o.O
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Re: Weirdest Animals on the Planet?

Post by WolfHeart12 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:30 pm

A blobfish... IT LOOKS LIKE A FAT PIG FISHY!!!! It actually scares me O___O.

http://www.google.ca/imgres?hl=en&biw=1 ... ,s:0,i:109

And some type of forest lemur called an Aye-Aye. Apparently it`s endangered. And even though it`s creepy, it kinda grows on you. :?

http://www.google.ca/imgres?hl=en&sa=X& ... MCA&zoom=1

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