A Slight Case of Overeating

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4313978.stm

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There's something to put you off your breakfast.

So the pythons might replace the crocodiles, eh? Ecological clash...could have some far reaching consequences.

Well, other than people being swallowed whole, I mean.
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I'm still waiting for the battle of the great whites and salty crocs.
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The winner of that one can take on a Killer Whale to see who's cock of the sea.
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Great Whites, easily.

There have been sharks around of one form or another for about half a billion years. Crocs are relative newcomers at about 200 million years old, and whales are the real baby; less than 50 million years IIRC.
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silly snake!

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markfiend wrote:Great Whites, easily.

There have been sharks around of one form or another for about half a billion years. Crocs are relative newcomers at about 200 million years old, and whales are the real baby; less than 50 million years IIRC.
Well informed :notworthy: . And snakes? What about them?
Probably as long as the crocs I think.
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During my trip Down Under in 2002 I went to Kakadu NP (near Darwin) and a German tourist got killed by a croc. Not so far from a place I had a swim myself one day earlier. :|

Later during that trip I went snorkeling at Upola Cay (near Cairns) and 5 days later a Dutch tourist was attacked and severely wounded by a Hammerhead shark on that same spot. :eek:

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markfiend wrote:Great Whites, easily.

There have been sharks around of one form or another for about half a billion years. Crocs are relative newcomers at about 200 million years old, and whales are the real baby; less than 50 million years IIRC.
Have to disagree here mark, just because the shark's been around longer doesn't necessarily make it the superior design, who's to say it's not got long left and the killer whale's got a long future? Leaving aside man's effect that is.

"Humans represent the greatest threat, but this species is occasionally preyed upon by Killer Whales (Orcinus orca) and larger conspecifics."
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MadameButterfly wrote:silly snake!

And Great Whites have my respect.
i'm sure they're grateful :lol:
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Just as well I watched - not through choice though - shark live or whatever it is on channel five..

I now know that sharks have been around for 400 million years and that their numbers have been halved in the past 15 years..

I'm going to adopt a Great White and call him Toothy!
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ruffers wrote:
markfiend wrote:Great Whites, easily.

There have been sharks around of one form or another for about half a billion years. Crocs are relative newcomers at about 200 million years old, and whales are the real baby; less than 50 million years IIRC.
Have to disagree here mark, just because the shark's been around longer doesn't necessarily make it the superior design, who's to say it's not got long left and the killer whale's got a long future? Leaving aside man's effect that is.

"Humans represent the greatest threat, but this species is occasionally preyed upon by Killer Whales (Orcinus orca) and larger conspecifics."
http://www.elasmo-research.org/educatio ... erview.htm
yup, wiki says the same.

Yay! for orcas.
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MadameButterfly wrote:And Great Whites have my respect.
as long as they don't have your legs :lol: :lol:
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F**k me I didn't realise that Orcas attack sharks!

OK, consider me corrected. :D
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Nah! The meanest thing in the sea has to be the Colossal squid..

I mean if anything's mad enough to try and eat Sperm Whales....
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Gottdammerung wrote:Nah! The meanest thing in the sea has to be the Colossal squid..

I mean if anything's mad enough to try and eat Sperm Whales....
I think you may find it's the whale that eats the squid, squiddy is just defending itself.

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hallucienate wrote:
Gottdammerung wrote:Nah! The meanest thing in the sea has to be the Colossal squid..

I mean if anything's mad enough to try and eat Sperm Whales....
I think you may find it's the whale that eats the squid, squiddy is just defending itself.

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Well this is what da BBC news sed..

"This squid has one of the largest beaks known of any squid and also has unique swivelling hooks on the clubs at the ends of its tentacles.

This combination allows it to attack fish as large as the Patagonian toothfish and probably to also attempt to maul sperm whales. "

OK, it might not eat Sperm whales but it looks like its up for a ruck! :lol:
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I like my legs and the fact that they are still attached to my body....

Now my respect goes to all things great and small living in the oceans.
here we go again....
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markfiend wrote:Well informed :notworthy:
Or, as other people might put it, you need to get out more often :wink:
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I hasten to point out that I didn't call myself well-informed. However, you may have a point NH :|
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timsinister wrote:Image

Bring it on!
I'm sure I saw her in a club in Southend the other week. She turned me down, obviously.
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Gottdammerung wrote:OK, it might not eat Sperm whales but it looks like its up for a ruck! :lol:
Does this sound like what it sounds like when you literally translate it into Dutch? :eek: :urff:
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