Gigantic wombat on steroids

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Gigantic wombat on steroids

Postby Poppydragon » Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:30 am

Scientists in Australia have found the skeleton of a "giant wombat" which lived some two million years ago.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14040349

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Re: Gigantic wombat on steroids

Postby ROU Killing Time » Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:11 pm

Another candidate for SADM '11?
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Re: Gigantic wombat on steroids

Postby strawman » Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:43 pm

Gigantic wombat on steroids? More like Whompbat, I'd say.
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Re: Gigantic wombat on steroids

Postby ROU Killing Time » Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:22 am

strawman wrote:Gigantic wombat on steroids? More like Whompbat, I'd say.

Sphynxter > Whompbat
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Re: Gigantic wombat on steroids

Postby StalinSays » Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:54 am

The worst part of giant wombats on steroids is that they put an asterisk on the records and accomplishments of regular giant wombats.
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Re: Gigantic wombat on steroids

Postby Mikes » Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:44 am

These would have been around at the same time as the 11 foot, carniverous kangaroos: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news ... garoo.html

A cache of bizarre animal fossils unearthed in Australia includes killer kangaroos, marsupial lions, and a giant relative of a huge bird nicknamed the "demon duck of doom," scientists say.



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Re: Gigantic wombat on steroids

Postby normsherman » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:37 pm

StalinSays wrote:The worst part of giant wombats on steroids is that they put an asterisk on the records and accomplishments of regular giant wombats.

:lol: I see, I see what you did there.
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Re: Gigantic wombat on steroids

Postby alhilton » Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:02 am

The best part of this article is the casual toss-off in the last paragraph.

It is home to an array of prehistoric treasures, including the remains of a tree-dwelling crocodile, a carnivorous rat kangaroo and a marsupial lion.


Dude! Tree-dwelling crocodiles? Carnivorous rat kangaroo? I have to go look those up... And then put them in a story.

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Re: Gigantic wombat on steroids

Postby ROU Killing Time » Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:19 am

alhilton wrote:The best part of this article is the casual toss-off in the last paragraph.

It is home to an array of prehistoric treasures, including the remains of a tree-dwelling crocodile, a carnivorous rat kangaroo and a marsupial lion.


Dude! Tree-dwelling crocodiles? Carnivorous rat kangaroo? I have to go look those up... And then put them in a story.

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Re: Gigantic wombat on steroids

Postby alhilton » Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:45 am

ROU Killing Time wrote:Hey Abby. How you been?


I'm fine, Rou. I'm back in Portland area for a few months - doing locums at Good Sam.

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Re: Gigantic wombat on steroids

Postby ROU Killing Time » Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:21 am

alhilton wrote:
ROU Killing Time wrote:Hey Abby. How you been?


I'm fine, Rou. I'm back in Portland area for a few months - doing locums at Good Sam.

I'll be back in Portland shortly, too. If they get this bird off the tarmac. Louisville was miserably hot and humid.
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Re: Gigantic wombat on steroids

Postby normsherman » Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:54 am

So yah, Whompbat is pretty much a given now for MBDM V. Kudos strawman
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Re: Gigantic wombat on steroids

Postby Mikes » Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:01 am

Aw, that walks over the Wollabat idea I had been thinking around :(
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