?

Log in

No account? Create an account
WTF_Nature [entries|archive|friends|userinfo]
WTF_Nature

[ userinfo | livejournal userinfo ]
[ archive | journal archive ]

April 22nd, 2008

sugarglider [Apr. 22nd, 2008|10:25 am]
WTF_Nature

wtf_nature

[voodooskeleton]
[Tags|]



holy fuck these things are cute

a video:
Link48 comments|Leave a comment

Strong winds [Apr. 22nd, 2008|04:54 pm]
WTF_Nature

wtf_nature

[kiohl]
[Tags|, ]

Been lurking here for a while. Love the posts! :) Hopefully this would be okay for a first one.

So actually, a recent post reminded me of this tidbit that my mom told me about a couple of days ago:

In the wake of strong winds recently, over ten kilometers of icebergs appear along the bank of Lake Ulungur, Fuhai County in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Wednesday, April 16, 2008. [Photo: CCTV.com] (link)


I'm not sure if the English site is sparse or what, but my mom said the news report stated that the wind was strong enough to break apart the frozen surface of the lake, and proceed to push it up the lakeshore.
MoarCollapse )
Link13 comments|Leave a comment

MY FAVORITE MARSUPIAL [Apr. 22nd, 2008|07:15 pm]
WTF_Nature

wtf_nature

[synchra]
[Tags|, ]

Well I saw the sugar glider post so I thought why the hell not post about greater gliders? The somehow lesser known gliding possum.

I think they are just some of the cutest things on the planet:


Here is a wikipedia entry about them.. which is sadly very short:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_Glider

more info:
http://www.centralpets.com/animals/mammals/marsupials/mrs4426.html
http://www.americazoo.com/goto/index/mammals/23.htm

The first time I ever saw one was on the Crocodile Hunter Diaries years ago. Here is a screen shot from that episode:



HERE IS SOME LINKS TO TONS OF PICTURES:
http://www.epa.qld.gov.au/images/parks_and_forests/management/seqfa_rnd3/greater_glider.jpg
http://www.jcu.edu.au/school/tbiol/zoology/auxillry/mammals/Picts/glider1.jpg
http://tedsaustralia.ssws.us/GreaterGlider.jpg
http://cas.bellarmine.edu/tietjen/images/Marsupial_squrl_greater_glider_01.jpg (this one is gliding!)
http://www.wildlifefriendlyfencing.com/images/glider_Harry.jpg
http://www.knowyoursto.com/images/genuspossums/petauroides-volans01.jpg (loooooong tails)
http://img1.photographersdirect.com/img/17846/wm/pd1217064.jpg (sometimes they have hilarious ears like this)
http://www.scarysquirrel.org/vacation/australia/natives/greater_glider.jpg
http://www.darwin.museum.ru/expos/bio/Img/b_possum.jpg
http://www.animalpicturesarchive.com/animal/a4/GreaterGlider_J01-Closeup.jpg (MADE OF FLUFF)
http://www.kidsbiology.com/library/image.php?src=/images/repository/Schoinobatesvolans1156372548.jpg&width=300&height=400

And a video:

(warning: weird annoying sound playing in background of video.)

Interesting fact: they have two thumbs on each hand, kinna like a koala. (you can actually see it in the top photo.)

<3
Link32 comments|Leave a comment

Ask an ye shall receive. [Apr. 22nd, 2008|07:53 pm]
WTF_Nature

wtf_nature

[kandi_panties]
[Tags|]
[Current Location |Anchorage, AK]
[Current Mood |hungryhungry]
[Current Music |GG Allin]

Cut for size & uterus... Probably NSFW (or dinner)=/ Collapse )
Edit:
Social commentary? I find it interesting that when a prolapse uterus was posted in another community featuring a human, the response was more "ewwww" and when it's posted about an animal it's more "omg =( poor thing!" I find that hilariously awesome... =)

Edit x2: what is a prolapsed uterus?Collapse )
Link101 comments|Leave a comment

navigation
[ viewing | April 22nd, 2008 ]
[ go | Previous Day|Next Day ]