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Showing posts from April 21, 2007

my new favorite vegetarian

Thanks to one of my three favorite science blogs, The Lancelet, I have discovered an interesting creature called a "Cunninham's Skink". Not only does this lizard-like reptile have a Dr. Seussian name, the adults are vegetarians, and have a very cool defensive behaviour:

"When threatened, a Cunningham's skink will dart into the closest crevice and puff up its body, using its spiny scales to anchor itself in the asylum."

I'd like to try that! "No! I won't clean the bathroom!" PUFF!