Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Cryptozoology is not all Bigfoot

Cryptozoology has a bad name due to its association with such oddities as Bigfoot and the Lochness Monster. However, some crypto-zoology does involve looking for known species in places they are not known to inhabit.

When I went looking for Muhlenberg's Bog Turtle in Vermont this is an excersize in cryptozoology. This species does exist and is rare but as of yet has not been found in Vermont. It does appear in Maine and in places in NY State. My odds of finding one are not good as it is nocturanal. This combined with its habitat could be the reason it has not been found thus far.

Remember most Vermonters have seen a Moose once or twice in their lives and have never seen a Black Bear and both live in the State. It may not be so far fetched that a six inch nocturnal reptile may be present in the state, especially given that it inhabits bogs.

24 comments:

Naked Arab Ladies For Peace said...

fuck you

nanc said...

although i couldn't find this particular turtle by googling - i did find plain old bog turtles and they may be found in these regions:

http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dfwmr/wildlife/endspec/fsbotuma.gif

and if anybody MUST see what a bog turtle looks like:

nevermind, here's one:

http://fwie.fw.vt.edu/VHS/Wood%20Turtle%20(Clemmys%20insculpta)0100.JPG

actually called "clemmys muhlenbergii". much larger than i expected. good luck in your mission.

beakerkin said...

Naked

I do not have the urge to do farm animals so you are out of luck. I also do not do requests so either way you are out of luck.

Nanc

Cmuhlendergi is the ultimate Herp mystery. It was thought to be almost extinct but then found to be nocturnal. Wood Turtles, Blandings Turtle and Spotted turtles are all very rare. The Spiny Soft Shelled turtle is rare but found easily in Alburg.

nanc said...

o.t. beak? check this person's profile out:

http://hillary-for-president.blogspot.com/

and then check the profile of your new visitor.

not the celine dion references. a far left group has set up 2,600 blogs for just these purposes leading up to the '08 elections.

Steve Harkonnen said...

Wow, turtles.

Steve Harkonnen said...

What about the chupacabra.....does it exist?

Urban_Infidel said...

Don't knock Bigfoot. He's a schmart biped.

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

I've heard it takes a cryptozoologist to find a leftist that can string together a coherent argument, but I think that's bullshit. There are no leftists that can string together a coherent argument.

beakerkin said...

Steve

The Cupacabra is part of the bad side of crytozoology and seems to be an alcohol related phenomenon.
There are people up here who swear they saw Champy but I am a sceptic.

Mr Beamish I think that you are correct. The top poster doesn't even put in an argument, not that it is coherent.

It seems that the Hilary camp is in a snit. I think they should get their message out.

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

Beak,

"Fuck you" is the best leftist argument I've ever read. Well, "eat shit" is a close second.

nanc said...

yikes!:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070110/ap_on_re_us/scorpion_on_a_plane

beakerkin said...

My coworkers and I were laughing about that one.

nanc said...

i mean - WHO couldn't feel a two inch creature crawling around on them?!?! for crying out loud - i can feel if a seed tick no bigger than this "." lands on me!

beakerkin said...

Nanc being sober does have its advantages. There was probably some alcoholl involved with the scorpion.

Mr Beamish not only is this a stupid troll. They put the insult on a non political post. Even Janice the retard knows better than that.

The above F you takes no talent.

nanc said...

A DRUNK SCORPION?!?

nanc said...

why, that's alcohol abuse!

Always On Watch Two said...

Turtles are beautiful creatures. I'm not quite sure why I think so, but I've loved them ever since I was a child.

A scorpion on the loose on an airliner in Vermont? Strange!

Always On Watch Two said...

Good Beamishisms here. After the long day I've had, Beamishisms assure me that there is still some sanity left in the world.

kuhnkat said...

Beakerkin stated:

"... My odds of finding one are not good as it is nocturanal...."

If they are nocturANAL you hould enlit the services of Weezie and Ducklenutz. I would think they would have a lot more experience than you with this type of search!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

That was the funniest comment by a Leftard I have seen lately. As they are the ones that are into loose sex, I guess I can see their use of it to try and turn you Beak!!! Of course, their rate of AIDs, STDs and viruses in general does tend to blunt the attraction!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Elmer's Brother said...

I saw the abominable snowman once...it was Al Gore in a parka

Steve Harkonnen said...

cockroaches on a plane is seizure time for me.

kevin said...

History channel docu's about Bigfoot, Loch Ness, UFO's etc...are a guilty pleasure of mine. Making me well versed in junk science, lol.

The Merry Widow said...

If the airliner had been in Florida, it could have gotten on in luggage or cargo. We do have them down here, just not a whole lot.
Brown recluses though...
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!

tmw

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

AOW,

Sanity? Moi?

Take it back!