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August 5, 2005 3:24 PM   Subscribe

The only Known Venomous Lagomorph......the Cutting Hare of South Asia. Check out the tongue envenomation spurs in the photo. Very cool even for us non-biologists.
posted by whl (38 comments total)

 
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posted by Smart Dalek at 3:36 PM on August 5, 2005


Poisonous mammals are so cool. Also check out the slow lorris. (And the hot wildlife biologist.)
posted by MsMolly at 3:36 PM on August 5, 2005


You wascawwy wabbit!
posted by alteredcarbon at 3:40 PM on August 5, 2005


Bollocks, I call shenanigans.
posted by Joeforking at 3:45 PM on August 5, 2005


(false-color electron microscope image of envenomation spurs on tongue of Lepus lupus - courtesy PsiTec Images)

cactus.jpg

BTW
posted by Joeforking at 3:48 PM on August 5, 2005


Be vewwy vewwwy qwiet!
posted by Mr Bluesky at 3:48 PM on August 5, 2005


yeah, I'm thinking this is a hoax.
posted by bshort at 3:49 PM on August 5, 2005


Hare today gone tomorrow
posted by Mr Bluesky at 3:49 PM on August 5, 2005


Cutting Hare?
posted by fire&wings at 3:54 PM on August 5, 2005


This must be a wind-up
posted by ob at 3:55 PM on August 5, 2005


Is this like a jackalope?
posted by fenriq at 3:58 PM on August 5, 2005


Well that was hare-raising!

/sorry
posted by clevershark at 3:58 PM on August 5, 2005


TIM: There he is!
ARTHUR: Where?
TIM: There!
ARTHUR: What, behind the rabbit?
TIM: It IS the rabbit.
ARTHUR: You silly sod!
TIM: What?
ARTHUR: You got us all worked up!
TIM: Well, that's no ordinary rabbit!
ARTHUR: Ohh.
TIM: That's the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on!
posted by mosk at 3:58 PM on August 5, 2005


The Vampire Bunny Army runs Mob Deep!
posted by OmieWise at 4:00 PM on August 5, 2005


I think this is the daddy.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 4:07 PM on August 5, 2005


Scawy Wabit!
posted by Mr Bluesky at 4:09 PM on August 5, 2005


The male Platypus, also the only egg-laying mammal...

You forgot the echidna, you dissembling bastard!
posted by mr_roboto at 4:15 PM on August 5, 2005


This is Bullshit.

*storms off*
posted by The Bellman at 4:16 PM on August 5, 2005


I want to bewieve
posted by gubo at 4:35 PM on August 5, 2005


hoax
posted by Mephistopheles at 4:43 PM on August 5, 2005


Sorry, but "Lepus lupus" is just too hilarious a genus and species name. Made me laugh, though.
posted by interrobang at 5:06 PM on August 5, 2005


Solenodon = R.O.U.S.?
posted by Marit at 5:08 PM on August 5, 2005


What's intresting is that the person who commented on the blog posted said that it was a hoax because there was no wikipedia page.

Yet, the hoaxter could easily have put such a page on wikipedia.
posted by delmoi at 5:33 PM on August 5, 2005


Of course it's real! They even made a documentary about it!
posted by scody at 5:57 PM on August 5, 2005


It's called a "cutting hare," fer chrissakes...
posted by horsewithnoname at 6:17 PM on August 5, 2005


It's called a "cutting hare," fer chrissakes...
posted by horsewithnoname at 6:17 PM PST on August 5

Distant relative to the splitting hares of Seville which became extinct in 1850.
posted by DeepFriedTwinkies at 6:48 PM on August 5, 2005


Run away! It's the killer bunny!
(Monty Pyton)
posted by bat at 6:51 PM on August 5, 2005


Thanks MsMolly! I've just spent an hour looking at that hot wife venomatic site.
posted by peacay at 7:01 PM on August 5, 2005


I was bit by a Lepus lupus once.

It was a close shave with death.
posted by five fresh fish at 7:25 PM on August 5, 2005


I've got to admit that I believed it when I posted it. But I'm fairly gullible.
posted by whl at 7:28 PM on August 5, 2005


No killer bunny here
posted by bloomicy at 7:33 PM on August 5, 2005


CUTTING HARE!!! GET IT!!!









'cus I sure didn't. Well, not at first.

Christ I'm dumb.
posted by craven_morhead at 8:53 PM on August 5, 2005


Another cute touch... "Lepus" and "Lupus" are both constellations.
posted by Zed_Lopez at 10:36 PM on August 5, 2005


So...the whole Bunnicula thing has credence?
posted by deusdiabolus at 11:01 PM on August 5, 2005


heh ... ok, it's a hoax, but it's an amusing one ...
posted by pyramid termite at 11:08 PM on August 5, 2005


The Splitting Hares of Seville are alive and well, old bean.
posted by loquacious at 11:24 PM on August 5, 2005


Anyone notice that the blog is called RABBIT + CROW ?

That was my first clue.
posted by Corky at 4:53 AM on August 6, 2005


Close shave. Cutting hare. Get it? Ha.

I guess you had to be there.
posted by five fresh fish at 1:08 PM on August 6, 2005


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