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ATW
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The local TV station has an exotic animal that they can't identify. I've seen one before (australian?) but can't for the life of me think of what its called.

Looks like some kind of giant rodent.

http://www.nbc5i.com/index.html

In the middle column on their home page click on "strange animal seeks new home".

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Now... exactly... HOW... did this animal just turn up in Oregon?

This thing had a breeding population it came from, and by the size of it, it seems to eat a fairly sizable diet. Where have they been hiding?

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One local humane society employee thought the animal may be a capybara, which is known as the world's largest rodent. However, animal experts thought the creature was more likely a distant relative of the Guinea pig.
This is a capybara. It lives in South America.
This is the "strange animal." It has MUCH bigger whiskers and ears than I'm used to seeing on capybaras, ad a different facial structure. I'm no wildlife expert, but I did know about capybaras before this.

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Everyone knows that capybaras are fish.

Clearly, this animal is no fish! A BigPig perhaps?

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This is in Oregon? Dang, better lock up the dog... [Wink]
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So that's what happened to Genetic Experiment Subject 27A! We've been looking all over for it here at the lab.
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Heh. Capybaras were the firt thing I thought of when I saw "Looks like some kind of giant rodent." [Big Grin] Friend of mine from back home loves to talk about them. But what one is doing in Oregon is beyond me. They ususally stick to south/central America, or at least Southern states in the US.

Anyhow, now you know a funny name for a giant rodent! [Big Grin]

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It's a mutated thylacine! [Wink]
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Like the news clip said, it’s probably a patagonian mara. It's cute, in a funny way... which is probably why in ended up in oregon.
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Oh my god!!

It's "Night of the Lepus" all over again.

HELP!!

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The Drake
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I thought I was the only one to see "Night of the Lepus"

It was hilarious.

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OhPuhLeez
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Oh no - I have been routinely subjected to such classics as "Night of the Lepus," "Kingdom of the Spiders" and "Devil's Rain."

I live in Hell, basically.

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witless chum
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Oh, you are not the only one. That is some hilarious stuff, for about minutes.

OPL:
So you're like the real-life Mike Nelson? You've never mentioned any robots, even. Cruddy.

Dan

(Mystery Science Theater 3000 reference)

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OhPuhLeez
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I was with you, WC. "Manos Hands of Fate" and "Mitchell" are two personal favorites, as well.
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Wahhh! [Frown] I miss my MST3K!! I want Crow, Servo, yes...even Mike! I want them back in my living room! I miss Pearl, Brain, and Bobo! The Hastings 30 mi. away from us used to have several of them on video (for rental), but evil and unprincipled college students apparently made off with all of them! [Mad] <sigh> This month, I found DVDs of a couple of the movies from MST3K(seasonal clearance, after Halloween) 2/$1--remember "The Screaming Skull"?--but it's not quite the same when you have to supply all the running commentary.
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Did anybody ever see the Dungeons and Dragons movie that came out a few years ago? That would have been a PERFECT Mystery Science Theater movie! Bad acting, over acting, awkward pauses. It was much better as a comedy.
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I found a website with a picture of what appears to be the same species of rodent, but the damn site doesn't say what they are! [Mad]

Link

EDIT: Didn't see nyani's post. It does look very much like a mara.

[ November 13, 2004, 10:30 PM: Message edited by: Adam Lassek ]

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