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Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by CZJimmy, 17 Mar 2008.

  1. natel12

    natel12 Well-Known Member

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    I just saw this thread and was wondering-should this be in zoo cafe instead? ;)
     
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    Maybe in "Wildlife & Nature Conservation". Zoo Cafe states "Here is where we sit down, relax, and get out of the hot sun. Talk about anything and everything - the weather - sports - your favourite TV show. Anything off topic, non-zoo or non-animal related should go here." This thread is animal-related.

    I really don't see too much out of place where is it now. Admins will decide.
     
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    I can see what you mean.
     
  4. Kawekaweau

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    In a native reptile keeping group, and in a big 2016 book on NZ lizards, I read that the "kawekaweau" found in the French museum basement might not have been from New Zealand, but from New Caledonia. Meaning the kawekaweau might not have ever existed (no giant geckos other than Duvaucel's are found in NZ subfossil sites) or was a late-surviving Northland skink.
     
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    What's the title of the "big 2016 book on NZ lizards"?
     
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    New Zealand Lizards by David Chapple.
     
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    Thanks. The bit you can read online (p.28-29) doesn't mention the theory you refer to, though.
    New Zealand Lizards
     
  8. Chlidonias

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    The section you want is Chapter Three by Trevor Worthy (page 65) - unfortunately only the first page of the chapter is viewable on the Google Books link. However, basically Worthy is saying that there is zero subfossil evidence of the species' existence (and he is well-qualified to make that statement of course) and such an absence is pretty damning.

    He suggests that it is most likely to have come from New Caledonia. I'm not sure I agree with that suggestion at all - I guess it probably hinges on whether the species really is a Hoplodactylus (in the lumped sense; the genus has been split up quite recently).
     
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    So that Finding Bigfoot show popped on TV for a moment and the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization team was arguing with a group of skeptics. They're in a museum and one of the skeptics points to a Mastodon fossil and asked the obvious question of why we haven't found any Sasquatch fossils when we have fossils of those, dinosaurs, etc., to which the founder of the BFRO replies:
    [​IMG]

    Another one of the skeptics then says, "We just want something solid. Something that would count as scientific evidence," to which our good buddy replies:
    Truly a masterpiece of comedy.

    ~Thylo
     
  10. Daktari JG

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    Eyewitness testimony has condemned many a man to death.
    I'm not sure if that's whats wrong with our "justice" system or
    our newly described species system.
    Personally I don't neither believe nor disbelieve in Bigfoot.
    It is quite odd that there are literally dozens and dozens and
    dozens of people who claim to have seen one.
    Many of them are mistaken or confused or outright lying, of course- but every single one of them? I dunno
     
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    I found a video with the scene!



    The scene in question begins that 9:28 and runs until 11:12, though I found the entire video to be pretty hilarious. If anyone doesn't want to waste nearly a half hour of their life watching that, I'd at least suggest watching 12:47-17:22 as that one is pure gold.

    ~Thylo
     
  12. Chlidonias

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    I did waste nearly half an hour watching the whole thing, but that Mountain Monsters bit was hilarious! It made Finding Bigfoot look like a show about watching paint dry. I bet that there are people who think the show is real though, and that's just scary.
     
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    Right!? I really was not expecting the twist and turns they gave us. I'd almost consider watching it for the comedy factor were it not for the fact that I don't want to give them more ratings. The show with the small army was pretty great, too.

    I've watched a couple more videos from that guy, and he's pretty funny. He has a similar episode about ghost hunting shows.

    ~Thylo
     
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    Eh, what!! Hold on there...., you mean I've watched 50 hours of Mountain Monsters and its.... not even real....:mad:.
    Stupid TV making me believe stuff.
    I suppose next thing is that Eskimos and Mermaids are make believe too..:rolleyes:
     
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    You've got to be Inuit to Winuit
     
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