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World’s Smallest Snake Discovered
Posted: 07 August 2008 10:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Jules - 06 August 2008 11:29 AM

Anyhow, the guy who discovered the tiny snake also discovered this miniature gecko, which is very cool:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/1689313.stm

I love the “island effect” making animals either very large or very small to suit their habitat. This gecko fulfills the niche of spiders, eating mites on the forest floor. The tiny snake may play a similar role.

It pays to look under rocks after all!

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Posted: 07 August 2008 11:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Yes, this guy has made quite a name for himself in scientific journals by looking under rocks. On beautiful tropical islands, no less. What a life!

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Posted: 07 August 2008 04:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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I love snakes—-used to catch them as a kid and bring them home—-my mom would freak out, she never let me keep any of them! I wonder if she would let me keep a mini-snake? Probably not! smile

I made sure my sons would not fear reptiles, by giving them the opportunity to interact with (supervised), and learn about them.

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Posted: 07 August 2008 05:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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I like the gecko better i want one of those and a very tiny dog and some other miniature creatures make my own mini zoo out of legos maybe.

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Posted: 07 August 2008 06:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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I shouldn’t do this.  I know I shouldn’t, but I can’t help myself.

Since you are posting on this thread, shouldn’t your screen name be micro820?  red face

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Posted: 07 August 2008 07:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Occam - 07 August 2008 06:52 PM

I shouldn’t do this.  I know I shouldn’t, but I can’t help myself.

Since you are posting on this thread, shouldn’t your screen name be micro820?  red face

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I am not responsible for what I am about to do!! LOL  LOL  (I couldn’t help it!)

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Posted: 08 August 2008 09:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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didn’t think it was worth it to make a new screen name for a single post raspberry

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