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Chirimoya

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I saw the headline on the BBC news site this morning but didn't notice it was our very own solenodon. Thanks MrMike.
 

Lambada

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Great stuff. Just hope that BBC headline doesn't transmit itself to papers here so people think they ought to kill this really endangered species. More about the research here:
Rare Hispaniolan solenodon caught on film | Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

EDGE Blog Hispaniolan solenodons ? rediscovery and footage!

Love this 'They use their venom as a form of defence or to stun their prey.' Kind of a metaphor for other aspects of life here...........:cheeky:

Hispaniolan Solenodon: The Animal Files
 

Hillbilly

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This is fantastic, although I do have to agree with Lambada (don't I always??) that this might send campesinos into a panac mode of killing them on sight. Good grief!!

I think that the minister should be well versed in this and serve as flag bearer in the fight to preserve this unique species...

HB