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EFudd
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Posted: 12/6/2005 10:19:59 PM     Post subject: Red, Catlike Animal May Be a New Species  

Red, Catlike Animal May Be a New Species 2 hours, 28 minutes ago


JAKARTA, Indonesia - A catlike creature photographed by camera traps on Borneo Island is likely to be a new species of carnivore, the World Wildlife Fund said Tuesday.

If confirmed, the animal which has dark red fur and a long, bushy tail would be first new carnivore species discovered on the island since 1895, when the Borneo ferret-badger was found, the fund said.

Cameras set up to photograph wildlife in Kayan Mentarang National Park on the Indonesian side of Borneo island have twice captured images of the animal, said Stephan Wulffraat, a Dutch biologist who is coordinating the WWF's research into the species.

"We have consulted several Bornean wildlife experts. Some thought it looked like a lemur, but most were convinced it was a new species of carnivore," Wulffraat said. "Until we have a live specimen in our hands, we can't be 100 percent sure. Now, I'm only 90 percent sure."

Since 1994, researchers have found more than 360 new species on Borneo island, most of them insects and plants.

The island, which is shared by Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei, has some of the most diverse wildlife on Earth, but its forests are under threat from expanding rubber and oil palm plantations.
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MagnusSkin
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Posted: 12/6/2005 10:21:32 PM     Post subject:  

Borneo ferret-badger


Great now wild life officials are doing that crap.
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Dr. Dos
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Posted: 12/6/2005 11:19:18 PM     Post subject:  

Borneo ferret-badger


Great now wild life officials are doing that crap.


Don't make fun of my ANIMAL SPIRIT. I knew I was a Borneo ferret-badger before they existed!
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MonicaKitty
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Posted: 12/7/2005 12:47:04 AM     Post subject:  

We need to start licensing animals for exclusive use to gullible furries. There can be a certificate of authenticity and everything.
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MagnusSkin
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Posted: 12/7/2005 1:07:40 AM     Post subject:  

And sell them plots of land on the moon! Where furries can live free from FURSECUTION and the beardy expornster bastards of CYD!
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peppersprayed
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Posted: 12/7/2005 1:35:22 AM     Post subject:  

And sell them plots of land on the moon! Where furries can live free from FURSECUTION and the beardy expornster bastards of CYD!


I wish I was an ex-porn star
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Octan
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Posted: 12/7/2005 3:00:44 AM     Post subject:  

No photos then? :?
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MikeyTheCat
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Posted: 12/7/2005 5:17:05 AM     Post subject:  

No photos then? :?
There will be several dozen drawings of it by the end of the week.
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Foxid
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Posted: 12/7/2005 7:40:10 AM     Post subject:  

I give it 3 days before someone draws an anthro version.

3 1/2 days until porn.

Also, there was a picture in the report I read, off...uh...Fark. But I can't be arsed to look up the link again. SHOW SOME INITIATIVE, GEEZE.
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EFudd
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Posted: 12/7/2005 7:59:09 AM     Post subject: Badger, badger, badger, mushroom, mushroom, SNAKE!1!  


You wanted pictures, so I pulled them from http://www.worldwildlife.org
:idea: The tail appears to be longer than its body in the top picture.
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Jerry Collins
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Posted: 12/7/2005 5:46:30 PM     Post subject:  

What Magnus skin said,to the power of 42!(run lil' red critters!RUNNNN!HERE COME TEH PHURRIES!!!!!!!)
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Donotsue
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Posted: 12/7/2005 8:22:52 PM     Post subject:  

IT'S TEH SKILTAIRE-OTTER!
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Iveechan
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Posted: 12/12/2005 3:07:01 PM     Post subject:  

I don't see the cat in it.
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MonicaKitty
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Posted: 12/12/2005 3:18:29 PM     Post subject: Re: Badger, badger, badger, mushroom, mushroom, SNAKE!1!  


You wanted pictures, so I pulled them from
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Stoneth
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Posted: 12/12/2005 5:43:52 PM     Post subject:  

It's a fossa. At least I think it looks like one.
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AlbinoHagfish
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Posted: 12/18/2005 4:03:48 AM     Post subject:  

It's much fluffier than any fossa I've seen. Maybe a close relative? First thing I thought when I saw this title was a thread on Something Awful (The Mysterious Creatures of Cryptozoology) that featured a picture of a bizarre fox-headed catlike thing. Some readers likened it to a shaved maned wolf. That thing's in Australia and seems more like a furry's wet dream than this beastie. The article lies in wait!

Fixed for bad link.
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AngryPuritan
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Posted: 12/18/2005 4:05:44 AM     Post subject:  

Link's broke.
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AlbinoHagfish
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Posted: 12/18/2005 4:36:23 AM     Post subject:  

Thanks, I'll edit it. I should have clicked before copying :(
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