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Pangolin - "The Armor That Burrows Through The Mountain"

Re: Pangolin - "The Armor That Burrows Through The Mountain"

Postby tommy525 » 03 Mar 2011, 13:44

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjvt-Klh ... re=related

this pet python was lucky it wasn't killed and was returned safe
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Re: Pangolin - "The Armor That Burrows Through The Mountain"

Postby onionsack » 05 Jun 2014, 13:54

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The red eyes tell the story: I'd been up all night drinking mojitos with some old students, and then, still nursing a massive hangover, decided to join a buddy of mine up in the mountains of Baling the next day to look for snakes. After ten hours riding our scooters along the Northern Cross-Island Road through the mountains (an epic herping night, which included two cobras, a Mandarin Ratsnake, a Red Bamboo Ratsnake and 24 other less majestic specimens), the rain began to pound down relentlessly and the threat of landslides left us no choice but to hightail it off the mountain. There aren't many things that would make me linger on a mountain in the middle of an electrical storm, but Manis pentadactyla is certainly one of them... :discodance:
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Re: Pangolin - "The Armor That Burrows Through The Mountain"

Postby onionsack » 05 Jun 2014, 13:59



Naturally, the moment the universe realized I was without a decent SLR or video camera, Murphy's Law kicked into effect and the mountain coughed up all kinds of phenomenal specimens. So apologies for the crappy video, but you still get some sense of what an amazing creature this is. Three days after the encounter and I'm still in awe..
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Re: Pangolin - "The Armor That Burrows Through The Mountain"

Postby finley » 05 Jun 2014, 14:04

yay! pangolins!

Distilled awesomeness in a little scaly package.

It just depresses me that the average Taiwanese hillbilly thinks of them as just a kind of chicken that requires a tin-opener.
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Re: Pangolin - "The Armor That Burrows Through The Mountain"

Postby Nuit » 05 Jun 2014, 14:57

Hesitate to also use the word awesome, but hey, think the little fellow deserves it.
I've yet to run into one, sadly. Still looking.
It's raining again here.

A wicked wind whips up the hill, a handful of hopeful words.
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Re: Pangolin - "The Armor That Burrows Through The Mountain"

Postby Rocket » 05 Jun 2014, 15:11

Nuit wrote:Hesitate to also use the word awesome...


Ain't NO thing like me.
'Cept ME.

Lesson number one: Assume everybody wants to hit you.

Hey! Hey! Start shooting!!
At what?
The NAZIS, dumbfuck!!!
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Re: Pangolin - "The Armor That Burrows Through The Mountain"

Postby Nuit » 03 Mar 2015, 20:44

The fight to save the pangolin - conservationists in Vietnam trying to preserve this beautiful creature.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/battle-save-worlds-most-hunted-animal-040022653.html?vp=1#qV3RkVz

Wonder how many are left in Taiwan? I've yet to see one.
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Re: Pangolin - "The Armor That Burrows Through The Mountain"

Postby hansioux » 03 Aug 2015, 13:03



A video about Pangolins from Taiwan living in Leipzig.
Don't confuse me with your reasonableness.
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Re: Pangolin - "The Armor That Burrows Through The Mountain"

Postby dulan drift » 03 Aug 2015, 20:58

Regarding the cold the pangolin had - do you think that was contracted from human contact?

You mentioned burrows - I saw a burrow on my land when doing a long over-due grass cutting - I was wondering what it might be. Does anyone know if there are many animals that dig burrows in Taiwan? I know there's a colony of crab-eating mongoose nearby because they occassionally knock of the chicken eggs, but i assumed they would live near water, which I don't have.
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