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Giraffe-like animal spotted

 
 
Reply Fri 9 Jun, 2006 07:49 pm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/5066408.stm

interesting - the okapi looks like a misbegotten zebra. I can't link the photo because right click doesn't work with my new computer (yet).
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timberlandko
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jun, 2006 10:01 pm
http://www.atpm.com/7.06/southern-california/images/okapi-420.jpg
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roger
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jun, 2006 10:42 pm
It would be more giraffe-like if it were truely spotted.
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makemeshiver33
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jun, 2006 10:49 pm
It looks like a cross between a Jackass or Mule and a Zebra...with the Giraffe head...Interesting...
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timberlandko
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jun, 2006 10:56 pm
Looks they the have a good bit of meat on 'em. Wunner what they taste like. Couldn't find any recipes - s'pose you'd cook it up like just about any other grazing game.


Osso, what sorta computer do you have?
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makemeshiver33
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jun, 2006 10:58 pm
Ha! Now that you mentioned that Timber, I beat the sweet meat is a hefty prize....humm...lol

I'm thinking they'd take like Moose/ Elk?? Something along those lines...

But thats just my guess....
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 10 Jun, 2006 09:32 am
New imac desktop, Timber. Whatta lemon. I'm going to send it back with a long list of whines any day now.

On the mouse and clicking, I've switched mice, still doesn't do it.




The okapi's front legs look a bit giraffey to me....
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 10 Jun, 2006 09:34 am
Ignorant here, I must ask if people eat zebras...



Right, Roger, no spots on Opie.
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Lord Ellpus
 
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Reply Sat 10 Jun, 2006 09:42 am
This is coincidental, as a new breed of Giraffe has recently been discovered in Somalia.




Apparently, it is by far the tallest Giraffe on record, beating the previous record by quite a margin.
It is quite elusive, but was photographed by a spotter plane, circling at 1500 feet.

















http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g112/lord_ellpus/foa.jpg
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 10 Jun, 2006 09:47 am
Evolution at Work...
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nimh
 
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Reply Sat 10 Jun, 2006 11:27 am
ossobuco wrote:
Ignorant here, I must ask if people eat zebras...

There's a South-African restaurant in Amsterdam, Pygma-Lion, that serves zebra..

Havent tried it, though my friend took the crocodile and it tasted quite good.
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dadpad
 
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Reply Sat 10 Jun, 2006 11:29 am
I love crocodile. It is flaky like fish yet tastes a little of chicken.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 10 Jun, 2006 11:31 am
I guess I assume people eat zebras, what with hunger being what it is. I just haven't heard about it before. Which brings up giraffes... do people eat giraffes?
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Lord Ellpus
 
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Reply Sat 10 Jun, 2006 12:37 pm
Only when they want a long lunch.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 10 Jun, 2006 12:38 pm
Or have very large butcher shop trays.
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Lord Ellpus
 
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Reply Sat 10 Jun, 2006 12:41 pm
Osso, did you know that male giraffes have hydraulics?

At least, I THINK that's what a zooologist once told me.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 10 Jun, 2006 12:51 pm
Hydraulics? I've not heard it called that before....
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Sat 10 Jun, 2006 01:00 pm
ossobuco wrote:
Hydraulics? I've not heard it called that before....

Yes indeed, that's how low-riders get over speed bumps.
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Sat 10 Jun, 2006 01:16 pm
sort of puts me in mind of Ann Coulter in leg warmers....
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 10 Jun, 2006 01:34 pm
What a keen eye you have..
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