why not a wolverine? Ive heard that they are better aclimated to the climate In Minn, and, as I further understand, the end results could be similar to the woman who got her face handed to her by a 200 lb chimp (who had 2 more chromosomes in his genomic compliment)
Hey! Those wolverines are pretty neat critters. I saw what they do to bears even though they're about the size of a medium-sized dog. They jumped ugly and made bear-burgers when bears had the misfortune of crossing their paths. My Michigan friends say that sightings are rare there unless they're at the U/M football games.
On a whole different note but still on the nature trail, I just saw a nature special on how incredibly smart crows are. In specific, the smartest are the New Caledonian Crows.
They're wicked smart...think dolphin with feathers. Oh yeah and theory about brain-weight-in ratio-to-body-weight may NOT be a useful criteria for measuring critter intellect.
Saw them in action in this show. These crows used tools in a flexible way with high cognition and the possibility that they also can use tools sequentially to obtain food in this experiment. Smarter than monkeys/chimps/or apes in this one example. Also they may be more adaptive. They not only use a stick as tool, they fashion it into a hook. they seem to understand causal relationships. The video clip explains their abstract thinking best.
The heck of it is that most paleontologists were poo pooing the "flying primate" theory because the fossil record of primates is quite distinct from that of bats (Bats only show up in the fossil record at the base of te Eocene0 and megabats show up much later and primates show a distinct chain of fossils
Its really unimportant unless were very drunk and at a symposium of evolutionary biologists (before weniinvented DNA I dont know what they drank)