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joćo paulo
04-16-2009, 12:52 PM
The environmental Web Ecoist (http://webecoist.com/2008/12/02/strange-and-bizarre-endangered-animal-species/) blog has a selection of animals most bizarre, scary and weird. Take a look at some of them:arrow:

http://webecoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/giant-coconut-crab.jpg

Naeddyr
04-16-2009, 01:00 PM
COCONUT CRABS.

Jesus I didn't know they got THAT big.

I once started writing a story (well a serial that didn't get anywhere but I still have the ideas around) where one of the characters, a Neurologist-MD/Geneticist/(Mad Doctor, spoilers~) had coconut crabs as pets. The doctor was named after an obscure French poet who had an awesome name for a neurologist (DE NERVAL, a nom de plume but still awesome), and he had a pet lobster called Thibault. The coconut crab was called Lucien. There would have been genetically modified supercrabs if I ever had got to that point, a few stories later after the first one...

Sigurd
04-16-2009, 03:00 PM
Very cool site.

Turgenev
04-16-2009, 03:38 PM
Cool link. It reminded me of the Barry the Giant Sea Worm (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1165930/Barry-giant-sea-worm-discovered-aquarium-staff-mysterious-attacks-coral-reef.html) story that came out a little while ago.

Barry:
http://paratime.ca/images/barry.jpg

Steel General
04-16-2009, 06:22 PM
YUCK! - That is one ugly beastie :P

Sigurd
04-17-2009, 01:33 AM
re Sea Worm - Very cool!

I can't believe the comments from people who said "its ugly" they should get rid of it!


If it was 20ft and growing a foot a day I'd agree. What a compelling beastie. If it were close I'd go to see it. Doubt it do more than hide though.


Sigurd

joćo paulo
04-17-2009, 12:36 PM
seems to me a lovely worm :)

Korash
04-17-2009, 01:02 PM
Thanks Turgenev, I was looking for a borrower that a bunch of Kobolds were using to dig some new tunnels and you just gave it to me :))

just need to make it about 4 foot dia , give it some stats, and Voila - instant player freak-out 8)

Turgenev
04-17-2009, 07:07 PM
I love the bit that says the sea worm is capable of inflicting permanent numbness on humans with its sting. Wow! That worm must have some Carrion Crawler blood in it. :P

Redrobes
04-17-2009, 07:54 PM
Yeah good pic that worm thing. Some interesting beasts are pretty ugly...

A site oft quoted as being a good resource but I haven't been there much is this one...

http://www.cryptomundo.com/

Found the site hard to nav. Try this link to it.

http://www.cryptomundo.com/sitemap/


Ohh look a long post about the Tengu - wheres GP ???

http://www.cryptomundo.com/cryptozoo-news/tengu/

Turgenev
04-17-2009, 08:08 PM
Ohh look a long post about the Tengu - wheres GP ???

http://www.cryptomundo.com/cryptozoo-news/tengu/

A good site about Japanese yokai spirits/goblins is the Obakemono Project.

http://www.obakemono.com/