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sorry for the delay in closing, folks! I blame lilyfarfalla's pet mouse lemur, pictured here:

the dangerous gray mouse lemur of madagascar

see? how can you blame such an innocent? which also turns out to be an evil,
cannibalistic predator that will nibble on your toes in your sleep! eep!


um. anyway.

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Jul. 7th, 2012 09:41 pm (UTC)
Oh Lemur look at you.................

Reminds me somewhat of this little guy I posted not long ago
Mind you, not same creature but. . .


Jul. 7th, 2012 10:28 pm (UTC)
no no! click on the picture for details. it's EEEEVIL!

(I like your little guy, though. :)
Jul. 8th, 2012 12:28 am (UTC)
OH my word!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and somebody has that as a pet???
Tell me you're kidding
That is like curling up with a hyena which hasn't been fed in days.........
This reminds me of a program called Fatal Attraction on Animal Planet.
A man had FIVE, count them, FIVE Komodo lizards which lived with him in an apartment, a tiny one bedroom apartment.
They were ALL cage free.
He had shown the guys at work bites he had sustained from them, but sloughed it off as no big deal even though the guys urged him to go to ER for treatment. He believed he could
build up an immunity against the deadly venom.
There was a long weekend. Monday morning he failed to show for work.
Then Tuesday rolled around.......no sign of him
Finally somebody called 911 due to foul odor coming from a first floor apartment in the complex.
When the police arrived they knocked. No answer.
They too could smell it and were certain it was human remains.
The fire department arrived and broke the door in and found what was left of him propped up against a wall in the living room. (The hands were gone. The stomach and intestinal cavity had been cleaned out and most of his face was missing.)
When they entered they were shocked by the size and number of the lizards and of course had to immediately put them down.
They put what remained of him in a body bag. Later they determined, although it was difficult due to the extreme condition of the remains, that he was apparently bitten by one of the lizards and they just did what a Komodo will do. It bites delivering the venom and then quietly waits for its prey to drop and then finishes it off at leisure.
I don't think people think before they buy or they are so arrogant as to believe "Oh I know all of THAT, BUT I can make the difference."
Jul. 8th, 2012 01:34 am (UTC)

Komodos don't have venom, though, just a bacterial mush resulting from horrible gingivitis in their mouths that is so deadly that you essentially get gangrene if you're bitten. the guy was a total Darwin Award winner.
Jul. 8th, 2012 02:03 am (UTC)
YES, of course. I should remember a bacteria process in the blood stream....... a terrible infection and they just waited him out............and when he fell down against the wall they
finished him off.
I mean who would know what had happened since he lived a reclusive life..........
I don't think there should be casual ownership of certain creatures
That show is something else........sad thing is they all feel somewhat super human whatever and end up paying a price for it
Jul. 8th, 2012 02:02 am (UTC)
komodo venom
They're not one hundred percent sure that the proteins in komodo dragon glands are used for envenomation. The multiple types of highly virulent bacteria in their bite, however, are undisputed.

How this moron thought he could build up a resistance to them (or, indeed, any possible venom) is mind-boggling, especially as he was intending to do it, not under controlled lab conditions and a doctor's supervision but alone (in the non-reptilian sense) in his home. He might just as well have tried to build up a tolerance for bubonic plague. Or knife wounds. Once again, Darwin is vindicated. Sadly, the animals paid for the human's stupidity ... as per usual.

Of course, none of the folks on that show are overly logically blessed. Remember Antoine, the guy who raised a tiger in his New York apartment and got the hell bitten out of him for his troubles? (And who wants to regain possession of his baby as soon as he can.) He was quoted as saying, "“Ironically we were both placed in cages for the first time," following his arrest. I guess he doesn't consider that Ming - who would be roaming around a JUNGLE in a better world - had been in a cage his entire life. Logic is not for everyone. :D

Edited at 2012-07-08 02:03 am (UTC)
Jul. 8th, 2012 02:18 am (UTC)
Re: komodo venom
Or how about the woman who lived with venomous snakes, all cage free in a small trailer in high desert of California?
She was self taught.
Initially she had them housed in them cages but often took them out to 'work with them'. . .

She had somehow acquired some of the most deadly snakes in the world.......other she regularly picked up during hikes in the area.
Among the 20 that she had was a Black Mamba, a Taipan, a Horned Viper and a Bushmaster, and a Cobra (much like we encountered
when we lived in Taiwan in an hillside area) etc.

I find it all so amazing that THEY have the answer. I mean nobody else who handles them regularly does, but THEY alone do
'Died of acute stupidity' should be noted on the ME form.
Jul. 8th, 2012 02:46 am (UTC)
Re: komodo venom
I think it's a case of not feeling like they're 'special' in any conventional way (singing, sports, etc.) and trying to convince themselves that they have a talent, even if it's for something so out of the ordinary as this. And they don't ever seem to get that even if you have all the training, it can still be deadly. Steve Irwin, anyone?

I don't think the ME is allowed to do that, but you know that thought came up.

Jul. 8th, 2012 03:07 am (UTC)
Re: komodo venom
Those who they have placed the spotlight on have by and large been
individuals who are missing something deep in their souls.
Perhaps their lack of self worth and a desire to be in control of something ends has brought about their demise.
Sad when one contemplates it.

"I don't think the ME is allowed to do that, but you know that thought came up."

It was inappropriate in proposing that, but so often I see something and think 'acute stupidity is what actually killed him/her'
In this case taking on wild animals and thinking 'I can do what others cannot or have not done.'
There are just so many cases which prove that theory is flawed.

Jul. 8th, 2012 03:56 am (UTC)
Re: komodo venom
I think too the danger is attractive to them. Having a creature that is potentially deadly under their control?

But this is why I like writing about John Sheppard? :D
Jul. 7th, 2012 09:55 pm (UTC)
Jul. 7th, 2012 10:29 pm (UTC)
That is the most adorable thing EVER!
Jul. 7th, 2012 10:56 pm (UTC)
Jul. 7th, 2012 11:04 pm (UTC)
But it's only A LITTLE nibbling!
Jul. 7th, 2012 11:08 pm (UTC)
eee cute icon! :)))

right, it just *starts* in the extremities...altho I have to say, "nibbled to death by lemurs" is not a bad obit.
Jul. 7th, 2012 11:17 pm (UTC)
We should ALL be that lucky to have an obituary that would send people into spasms of cute overload!

Instead of Trouble with Tribbles, SGA could have Linguistic Nightmares with Lemurs!
Jul. 8th, 2012 03:58 am (UTC)
okay, now it's turned into a plot bunny....aiiii! poor Carson has lost a pinkie toe...
Jul. 8th, 2012 04:44 am (UTC)
What will be next? WHAT WILL BE NEXT? Hurry, Rodney! Save us from this threat!
Jul. 8th, 2012 05:12 am (UTC)
Rodney's the one who stuffed the alien lemur in his tac vest! he's a sucker for big golden eyes!
Jul. 8th, 2012 05:15 am (UTC)
And because he is willing to touch them, he discovers that they have this spot right behind their ears that they love to have scratched. When he scratches Tennyson (it's important to always name the alien lemur before you stuff it anywhere) in that spot, the animal purs and sits still.

Rodney's quick thinking and apparent love of big golden eyes saves them all from destruction!
Jul. 8th, 2012 07:22 am (UTC)
hmmm, maybe you should write it, because Oscar has already scratched John's face and the marines are coming with stunners.
Jul. 8th, 2012 04:24 pm (UTC)
Nah, I liked where you went with it! If you can't have cuteness and stunners living on Atlantis, where can you have it?
Jul. 8th, 2012 08:09 pm (UTC)
ha! exactly. <3
Jul. 8th, 2012 12:45 am (UTC)
Love your little cat
My cat looked like that from behind. When you saw front though she had white whiskers, a tiny white diamond on her chest and tips of her paws were white
Looked a lot like my icon
Jul. 8th, 2012 01:10 am (UTC)
My cat (who is ivory and seal) doesn't sit still for either of those poses! *grins*
Jul. 8th, 2012 01:17 am (UTC)
Schatz would do this little maneuver with the tail and
her ears would flick also. . .
Jul. 8th, 2012 01:27 am (UTC)
Very cute!
Jul. 8th, 2012 12:34 am (UTC)
Bad pet mouse lemur!! Thanks again friend.
Jan. 21st, 2013 04:25 am (UTC)
thank *you*. :D
Jul. 8th, 2012 12:38 am (UTC)
OK, that little creature looks like it's about to say "Please, Sir, I want some more" ala Oliver/ Oliver Twist.
Jul. 8th, 2012 01:11 am (UTC)
*falls down laughing*
Jan. 21st, 2013 04:27 am (UTC)
"More Carson toe? kthx."
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