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Old 27 May 2009, 05:07 PM
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Default Huge lobster-like creature

At 0:58 into the video. The guy holding the large alien lobster looking thing. This HAS to be fake. Thoughts? Anybody seen this pic before?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hsTQQqsdNU&NR=1
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Old 27 May 2009, 05:18 PM
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It looks like a euryptid, which is a long-extinct type of crustacean. Perhaps he is holding a model.

Nick

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Never fear!!! This scary bugger doesnt scuttle amongst us these days, but is actually a digitally created version of the Eurypterids that lived in the Devonian age.

These ancestors to our current day (and size) scorpions were believed to grow up to 2 metres long and were one of the first amphibious animals.

I thought great white sharks were scary!!

The guy in the pics is Nigel Marven, wildlife presenter.

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I think it was from a BBC Walking With Dinosaurs: Sea Monsters series

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Old 27 May 2009, 06:27 PM
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got it. thanks for clearing it up. hadn't heard of this series before. here is a video of where they show up in the show:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaYRaAd9s2Y

very cool stuff.
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Old 27 May 2009, 07:44 PM
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I'm wondering about the obese giraffe! That must be fake.
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Old 27 May 2009, 08:03 PM
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I'm wondering about the obese giraffe! That must be fake.
Pfft! Next you'll be telling me the cat with the human teeth is fake.
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Old 27 May 2009, 08:35 PM
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I LOVE the obese giraffe! It looks like it swallowed an elephant!
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Old 27 May 2009, 09:18 PM
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Wanted for questioning?
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Old 28 May 2009, 09:03 AM
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Pfft! Next you'll be telling me the cat with the human teeth is fake.
Or the horse with three eyes and ditto mouths.

PS Loved those little newly hatched frogs.
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Old 28 May 2009, 02:18 PM
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PS Loved those little newly hatched frogs.
The cool thing is that is as big as they get. *CUTE WIDDLE FWOGGIES!!!*
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Old 28 May 2009, 02:31 PM
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I think it was from a BBC Walking With Dinosaurs: Sea Monsters series
Yep, I can confirm that. It even pinched him.

It's a really nice, lightweight documentary, and one I think will be a favourite among children who loved WW Dinosaurs, along with WW Beasts and WW Monsters. While we are at it, check out The Future is Wild, as guess at how life will evolve in the future made in the same style as the Walking With series.
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Old 29 May 2009, 09:06 AM
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The cool thing is that is as big as they get. *CUTE WIDDLE FWOGGIES!!!*
The first two (and definitely the fourth) might be adults, but the third one does still have part of its tail left.
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Old 30 May 2009, 01:32 PM
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The first two (and definitely the fourth) might be adults, but the third one does still have part of its tail left.
Didn't notice that.
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