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Re: beast



>Although this isn't strictly dino stuff I just had to pass this along.  I
>will never again just disregard a flackey idea as nature is always more
>inventive than any thing that we could come up with.  In this month's
>issure of Discovery magizine (april p 14) there is a report of an animal
>that just sez it all.Taking it from our side of the business, what would one
>(homo something-arather a few millions years from now) make of a mole-like
>fossil. found in the antarctic region which had apparently been highly
>glaciated.  The fossil was unusual in the large incisor teeth and a think
>bone area in its forhead?  What sort of mammal would have been living under
>those conditions?
>
>One would never ever hit upon the truth as discovered by Aprile Pazzo a
>wildlife biologist who was studing penquins.  These things *pack* and melt
>the snow and ice with their highly vascular head (with a 110T metabolism)
>under a penquin faster than he can get away and then they eat the penquin
>(except fot the beak, feet and feathers). Whe calls these things "hot headed
>naked ice borers". Amagin boring through the ice with a high temperature
>head.  They live in the ice and seem to eat only penquins.

This was discussed awhile back on another net.  "Aprile Pazzo" is Italian
for "April Fools!", and the whole thing was a joke.

                                
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.                                   
tholtz@geochange.er.usgs.gov
Vertebrate Paleontologist in Exile                  Phone:      703-648-5280
U.S. Geological Survey                                FAX:      703-648-5420
Branch of Paleontology & Stratigraphy
MS 970 National Center
Reston, VA  22092
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