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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2016 12:46 p.m. PST

…Like a Snake.

"You're a mammal, so pat yourself on the back—no, not you, lizard people from outer space posing as high-ranking members of the US government. Mammals have got it made: Fur to keep you warm, milk to nourish your young, relatively big brains to keep you not dumb.

What you don't have, though, is a venomous bite … unless you are in fact a lizard person from outer space. Or, better yet, a mysterious mammal called the solenodon. They're one of just a handful of mammals with venom glands that deliver a powerful toxin. But wait, there's more: The solenodon's nose has a ball-and-socket joint like the human hip, making it crazy flexible. And a lady solenodon's teats are … oddly placed. Let's just leave it at that for now…"


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Tacitus05 Feb 2016 1:36 p.m. PST

These things might win the New York Pizza War against the rats.

RavenscraftCybernetics Inactive Member06 Feb 2016 8:23 a.m. PST

it's probably an invasive species from Australia.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2016 11:00 a.m. PST



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