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    In no sense is that a fish.

    It does appear to be a clapping Armadillo though.

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    Default fush

    sturgeon are pretty hardcore

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    the pangolin was a pecadillo

    that sturgeon is dodgy hint


    A young Benkei stalks the monster carp that ate his mother. From the series "New Forms of Thirty-six Ghosts". 芳年 Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)

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    Default koi

    kintaro riding the carp
    国芳 Kuniyoshi「半上弾正忠影景雲州富田川の山椒魚」

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    Default 広重 Ando Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) 15 of 20 total woodcuts 26 X 36 cm. published 1832


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    very nice

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    my fish re-appeared today in my pond - amazing how they disappear completely during the cold weather, for about 5 months, but after just a couple of days of sunshine they're back in action and hungry again like nothing has happened.

    I'd had a scare cos a couple died quite close to each other about a month ago (including my one and only goldfish - known as terminator), so I thought there might have been some kind of disease picking them off one by one. but after a couple more weeks with no deaths, I'm assuming they were the unlucky casualties of a heron attack.

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    you have a pond?< /envious>

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    yeah - nice natural pond - a big hole full of murky water, which the fish seem to thrive in because there's more natural food for them and the low visibility protects them from predators.

    a couple of moorhens come and nest on the bank every year and have at least 5 chicks each time (not all survive though, but that's nature for you). this year there's a new addition in the neighbourhood who's suddenly appeared and settled down - a coot (picture below). it's very tame and happily hangs around while I'm out there feeding the fish.

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    Default moorhen vs coot

    i was educated on this only a couple of days ago by cheekybuddha who had a moorhen encounter recently (but that's another story)
    for personal reasons i've always felt some affinity with moorhens, and so assumed that i knew the diff between them and coots.
    turns out not
    apparently moorhens have a red go-faster stripe on their beaks...coots don't
    funky moorhen

    coot

    more twitcher porno...

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    I assumed it was a moorhen at first, but saw it up close and noticed the differences.

    moorhen = black feathers with white details, red beak with yellow tip, yellow legs and long, thin toes

    coot = all black feathers, white beak that extends quite far up his head ("bald as a coot"), with white / grey legs and really interesting toes - each one has webbed segments hanging either side. if he gets startled he runs across the water surface - a very impressive trick.

    he's quite slow on land compared to the moorhens, so I guess that's why he stays in the water when I'm around - his crazy feet and water-walking skills give him a better chance of escape if he's threatened while he's in the water.

    I'm hoping a mate will turn up and they'll make a nest.

    http://www.rspb.org.uk/birds/guide/c...tcm5-57769.mov
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    admire the feet on your coot, they're hilarious

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    Default Bbc1 Right Now

    megalodorous giant catfish vs. amazon cichlid

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    love the nonchalant smoking of cigarette while holding giant fish that threatens to submerge canoe of that last one... mmm... catfish grow to quite extraordinary sizes really...

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