Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Land that Time Forgot Found!


Hey, check this out!!! Sent in by Tim Sayell is an article from The Guardian recounting biologists that discovered a world untouched by man or anything else for that matter, for 200k years!!

Discovered in a remote volcanic crater on the Pacific island of Papua New Guinea were such things as fanged frogs and rats the size of...well dogs! Check out the pic! They named this monster the Bosavi woolly rat. It had absolutely no fear of humans at all.

From the article:
  • (in) just five weeks of exploration, the biologists discovered 16 frogs which have never before been recorded by science, at least three new fish, a new bat and a giant rat, which may turn out to be the biggest in the world.
More great stuff here

2 comments:

manateeeto said...

nice picture of a tiny field mouse taken bysome idiot who included nothing to compare it to

Beam Me Up said...

I might give it to you that it could be a stock pic ummm but check you basic biology it IS a rat...just kind of hard to tell how big. Only thing that makes me think it might be big is the face. What is that large water rodent from the Amazon called. Its got that oddly square face like this. So very much unlike the chisel faced gray that you find so prevalent in most big cities around the world. But a mouse it ain't.