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Topic 12 of 58: Favorite Creatures

Thu, Sep 23, 1999 (17:59) | Wolf (wolf)
What are your favorite creatures and why?
45 responses total.

 Topic 12 of 58 [SpringArk]: Favorite Creatures
 Response 1 of 45: Wolf  (wolf) * Thu, Sep 23, 1999 (21:05) * 1 lines 
 
dolphins and wolves....elephants, penguins, dogs, horses, heck, all of 'em!


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 Response 2 of 45: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Sep 23, 1999 (21:07) * 1 lines 
 
anything fuzzy, including guys...*smile*


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 Response 3 of 45: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Sep 23, 1999 (21:08) * 1 lines 
 
Oh...and eagles and peregrine falcons...and the little bird O'O brought home one stormy night in his hat...


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 Response 4 of 45: Wolf  (wolf) * Thu, Sep 23, 1999 (21:10) * 1 lines 
 
how sweet!


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 Response 5 of 45: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Sep 23, 1999 (21:25) * 2 lines 
 
Gotta tell you about it. It was pouring and very dark and gloomy outside and it was dusk. Ray came in soaking wet and put his hat down on the counter and walked away. I grabbed his hat to shape it over a container so it would dry right and this very loud and indignant PEEP!!! came out of it. I opened the edges very carefully, and in there was a tiny white-eye (a tiny greenish yellow bird with a white eye-ring)chick staring back at me. I quickly closed the brim again and as I wondered what to do with
t, the white-eyes outside heard it and clamored around my screen porch. I took the little one in the hat out there and carefully opened the door to the outside, then opened the brim and placed the little one down on the ground. They got together around it and helped it to the safety of a nearby palm thatch. It was ssssooooooooooooo cute!!!!


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 Response 6 of 45: Wolf  (wolf) * Thu, Sep 23, 1999 (21:29) * 1 lines 
 
mama bird outside, huh? wow!


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 Response 7 of 45: John Burnett  (mrchips) * Thu, Sep 23, 1999 (21:50) * 1 lines 
 
Sometimes mama birds don't take babies back once they have human smell on them. It's nice this one did.


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 Response 8 of 45: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Sep 23, 1999 (21:56) * 1 lines 
 
He had rescued this one abandoned on a bench in downtown Hilo's Ho'olulu Park pavillion. He knew something would eat it if he left it there all wet and shivering, so he brought it home. We were astounded and delighted the way our resident white-eyes adopted the little one right away! I was careful not to touch him and so was Ray when he scooped him up in his hat. Perhaps that coupled with all the rain made our smell insignificant.


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 Response 9 of 45: John Burnett  (mrchips) * Thu, Sep 23, 1999 (21:58) * 1 lines 
 
Nice story.


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 Response 10 of 45: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Sep 23, 1999 (22:05) * 1 lines 
 
He's a nice guy...! It was so cute - we were just remembering it in the kitchen. We live off Haihai Street just below the Waiakea Uka, so we are about 5 miles from down town - or more! I shoulda told the whole story the first go-round.


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 Response 11 of 45: John Burnett  (mrchips) * Fri, Sep 24, 1999 (00:11) * 1 lines 
 



 Topic 12 of 58 [SpringArk]: Favorite Creatures
 Response 12 of 45: John Burnett  (mrchips) * Fri, Sep 24, 1999 (00:14) * 1 lines 
 
One of the wholphins (part dolphin, part killer whale) at Sea Life park died today. They are an amazing hybrid. Now there's only one. The only one known in the world.


 Topic 12 of 58 [SpringArk]: Favorite Creatures
 Response 13 of 45: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Sep 24, 1999 (00:20) * 1 lines 
 
Wow, did not know that one of our wholphins died - I know one was doing poorly...How sad!


 Topic 12 of 58 [SpringArk]: Favorite Creatures
 Response 14 of 45: Riette Walton  (riette) * Fri, Sep 24, 1999 (07:51) * 2 lines 
 
Wow, that's tragic. If there is only one wholphin left the poor creature it is seriously extinct. I didn't even know they existed.



 Topic 12 of 58 [SpringArk]: Favorite Creatures
 Response 15 of 45: Wolf  (wolf) * Fri, Sep 24, 1999 (11:34) * 1 lines 
 
i've never heard of hybrid wholphins. you guys knew that killer whales and dolphins are related, right?


 Topic 12 of 58 [SpringArk]: Favorite Creatures
 Response 16 of 45: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Sep 24, 1999 (20:20) * 1 lines 
 
Indeed! Yes they are, or there would not have been a wholphin! Interbreeding with unlike species is most rare...


 Topic 12 of 58 [SpringArk]: Favorite Creatures
 Response 17 of 45: Wolf  (wolf) * Fri, Sep 24, 1999 (20:36) * 1 lines 
 
now gimme a link for a pic, because even in all my watching of discovery channel documentaries on sea mammals, they've never mentioned this creature. and was the interspecies breeding their idea or researchers?


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 Response 18 of 45: John Burnett  (mrchips) * Fri, Sep 24, 1999 (21:57) * 1 lines 
 
I'll look and see if there is a link.


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 Response 19 of 45: John Burnett  (mrchips) * Fri, Sep 24, 1999 (22:06) * 6 lines 
 
Kekaimalu, born 1985 (still living) Sea Life Park, Honolulu

half dolphin, half false killer whale Pseudorca x Tursiops





 Topic 12 of 58 [SpringArk]: Favorite Creatures
 Response 20 of 45: John Burnett  (mrchips) * Fri, Sep 24, 1999 (22:07) * 3 lines 
 
If you wish to see it:

http://www.womenonwallst.com/pp/Y/Yorimoto/slp.htm


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 Response 21 of 45: John Burnett  (mrchips) * Fri, Sep 24, 1999 (22:11) * 1 lines 
 



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 Response 22 of 45: John Burnett  (mrchips) * Fri, Sep 24, 1999 (22:12) * 4 lines 
 
slight mistake on previous URL. It is:

http://www.womenonwallstreet.com/pp/Y/Yorimoto/slp.htm



 Topic 12 of 58 [SpringArk]: Favorite Creatures
 Response 23 of 45: Wolf  (wolf) * Sat, Sep 25, 1999 (09:38) * 1 lines 
 
thanks for the url. what can i say? wow!!


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 Response 24 of 45: John Burnett  (mrchips) * Sat, Sep 25, 1999 (20:19) * 1 lines 
 
The one that died was Kekaimalu's baby, a 3/4 dolphin, 1/4 false killer whale. Kekaimalu came as an accident. Her parents were in the same tank, but the marine biologists had no reason to believe that they could reproduce, and were shocked when she was able to as well, since most hybrids are sterile.


 Topic 12 of 58 [SpringArk]: Favorite Creatures
 Response 25 of 45: Wolf  (wolf) * Sat, Sep 25, 1999 (21:23) * 1 lines 
 
i thought they were. so her parents were hybrids as well. wow. is there an info site where we can learn more about why they're doing this hybridizing?


 Topic 12 of 58 [SpringArk]: Favorite Creatures
 Response 26 of 45: John Burnett  (mrchips) * Sun, Sep 26, 1999 (00:04) * 1 lines 
 
Have you tried the Sea Life Park link on the picture site? I don't believe it was purposeful crossbreeding. They were just being kept in the same tank as part of the park's performance training academy "Splash University." Frankly, I don't like the idea of circus animals. I don't think these magnificent creatures were put here to amuse humans, but I have paid my money to see the wholphins, since there is no other place to do so.


 Topic 12 of 58 [SpringArk]: Favorite Creatures
 Response 27 of 45: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Thu, Sep 30, 1999 (11:47) * 14 lines 
 
not necessarily my fave creature but here's a great story...
in today's news
WEST YELLOWSTONE, Montana (AP) -- A tent-hating grizzly bear that had been living on borrowed time is off death row and heading for a wildlife shelter in Southern California.

The 180-pound, 3-year-old bear was captured Aug. 22 after squashing, ripping or bouncing on one too many tents -- his eighth or ninth, the counts vary -- in Yellowstone National Park.

Repeated efforts to catch the grizzly failed until rangers found the right bait: a tent.

The bear, nicknamed Kelty after a brand of tents, was scheduled to be killed because a suitable home could not be found.

But Christopher Servheen of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service kept putting off the execution. The Wildlife Way Station at Sylmar, California, eventually agreed to accept the bear.

"This is an unusual case. We probably won't do it again," Servheen said Monday.



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 Response 28 of 45: Riette Walton  (riette) * Fri, Oct  1, 1999 (10:50) * 1 lines 
 
cool stor!


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 Response 29 of 45: Riette Walton  (riette) * Fri, Oct  1, 1999 (10:50) * 1 lines 
 
cool story!


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 Response 30 of 45: Riette Walton  (riette) * Fri, Oct  1, 1999 (10:51) * 1 lines 
 
Gawd, the finger-fuckers from outer space are at it again...


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 Response 31 of 45: Isabel  (Isabel) * Sat, Oct  2, 1999 (12:17) * 1 lines 
 
*giggle*


 Topic 12 of 58 [SpringArk]: Favorite Creatures
 Response 32 of 45: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sat, Oct  2, 1999 (13:24) * 1 lines 
 
How you doing, my friend?


 Topic 12 of 58 [SpringArk]: Favorite Creatures
 Response 33 of 45: Isabel  (Isabel) * Tue, Oct 19, 1999 (11:30) * 3 lines 
 
Just great!
Answer comes a bit late...In the last time I loose survey in Spring, because work is harrassing me... Why is everybody so eager to tell you what you've done wrong in their eyes - nobody sees what good one might have done or how much work is behind things... and why do people always have to yell? Best thing is not answering the phone today, heard enough crap for one week!
Sorry, no better news today!


 Topic 12 of 58 [SpringArk]: Favorite Creatures
 Response 34 of 45: Isabel  (Isabel) * Tue, Oct 19, 1999 (11:31) * 1 lines 
 
Oh, sorry I forgot to ask: How are you? Hope you're better than me!


 Topic 12 of 58 [SpringArk]: Favorite Creatures
 Response 35 of 45: Isabel  (Isabel) * Tue, Oct 19, 1999 (13:11) * 4 lines 
 
BTW, I just looked up the last 500 responses...


Where are you, Riette????!!!!


 Topic 12 of 58 [SpringArk]: Favorite Creatures
 Response 36 of 45: Riette Walton  (riette) * Wed, Oct 20, 1999 (06:28) * 5 lines 
 
Here!!! You mean you couldn't see me??? JIPPPEEEE!!! I'm thin again!!! Oh ... oops - no, I wasn't here!

I'm sorry work was tough for you. Is it better now?

I didn't come, because I was preoccupied with stuff surrounding my studies for next year; it's frustrating, because I've just found out that in order to make Bars the rules have been slightly changed, so that I now have to study a part-time course on top of the course I'm doing next year - which will be more than full-time studying. And I've got 2 little kids and a couple of commissions to complete early in the new year. It's dark....


 Topic 12 of 58 [SpringArk]: Favorite Creatures
 Response 37 of 45: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Oct 20, 1999 (17:19) * 1 lines 
 
*HUGS* all the way around the world for you two. Life should not have such stuff involved in it...not fair!!!


 Topic 12 of 58 [SpringArk]: Favorite Creatures
 Response 38 of 45: Isabel  (Isabel) * Thu, Oct 21, 1999 (12:19) * 1 lines 
 
Hi Riette! Hi Marcia! Work knows no end...Got to hurry again!! See ya!


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 Response 39 of 45: John Burnett  (mrchips) * Fri, Oct 22, 1999 (05:45) * 14 lines 
 
Drunken Elephants Rampage, Killing Four in Indian Village


GAUHATI, India (AP) - Wild elephants broke into a cluster of thatched huts, guzzled rice beer fermenting in casks and then tore the village apart in a drunken rampage, trampling four people to death and injuring six, a wildlife official said Thursday.

The herd of 15 elephants descended Wednesday on the village of Prajapatibosti, 180 miles east of Gauhati, state capital of northeastern Assam, elephant expert Kushal Konwar Sharma said.

The elephants broke into the thatched huts with their trunks and then began drinking rice beer from casks, Sharma said in a telephone interview from Golaghat.

"After drinking the beer the elephant herd became intoxicated and went on a rampage, trampling to death four members of a family," he said. The animals trampled rice paddies and more huts before leaving the area Thursday morning.

At least 100 people have been killed in elephant attacks during the past year in Assam, where 5,000 wild elephants are estimated to be living. Human encroachment and a shrinking forest habitat have been the main causes of the problem, Sharma said.

Copyright 1999 Associated Press. All rights reserved.


 Topic 12 of 58 [SpringArk]: Favorite Creatures
 Response 40 of 45: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sun, Oct 24, 1999 (13:20) * 1 lines 
 
Is it okay to giggle?


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 Response 41 of 45: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sun, Oct 24, 1999 (13:21) * 1 lines 
 
Look out for the drunken rice-paddy-trampling elephants!!!! HA-HAAAAAA!!!!


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 Response 42 of 45: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Oct 24, 1999 (14:55) * 1 lines 
 
I thought it was funny, and I am delighted you laughed...I refrained so I did not insult any more lurkers on Spring since 4 were killed - I do not need anymore email resulting from some imagined sin I committed...!


 Topic 12 of 58 [SpringArk]: Favorite Creatures
 Response 43 of 45: Wolf  (wolf) * Sun, Oct 24, 1999 (16:11) * 3 lines 
 
see why you should never drink and drive? *grin*

guys, i'm lurking for the most part today. but will be back soon! oh, and i have some great pictures for you when i get back to my scanner! miss you guys *hugs*


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 Response 44 of 45: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Oct 24, 1999 (16:30) * 1 lines 
 
Oooh, we're all eagerness and anticipation. Sonmehow I cannot imagine you in your Hummer plowing wantonly through a rice paddy...*hugs*


 Topic 12 of 58 [SpringArk]: Favorite Creatures
 Response 45 of 45: Riette Walton  (riette) * Tue, Oct 26, 1999 (03:55) * 5 lines 
 
Wanna bet??

ha-ha!

Can't wait to see yer pics, Wolfie!

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