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Old 01-18-2011, 12:56 PM   #1
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When will be seeing these reintroduced into the Adirondacks?
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:10 PM   #2
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I remember reading an article a few years ago about some guy (or perhaps it was a group) that wanted to take tigers and elephants, and introduce them into the American plains states. His/their argument was that they would take up the hole in the ecological niche that been vacated when the saber-tooth tiger and mastodon went extinct.
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:56 PM   #3
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Heh, we will likely never see these in the ADK's, unless we reverse current trends in climate change.

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Old 01-18-2011, 02:36 PM   #4
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I'll believe it when I see it.
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:34 PM   #5
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When will be seeing these reintroduced into the Adirondacks?
We already have them in NY. It's called the legislature.

Oh wait, that's an albatross!!
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:21 PM   #6
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We already have them in NY. It's called the legislature.

Oh wait, that's an albatross!!
Good one Hawk Something we agree on
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:17 PM   #7
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Yeah, the natives would love to get their hands on that ivory!!!
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:04 PM   #8
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I wonder how much a grand piano with mammoth ivory keys goes for?
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:37 PM   #9
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There is actually a market for mammoth ivory. They dig them up pretty often in some parts of the arctic. It's actually the only type of ivory that you can legally import into the US.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/25/wo....11415717.html
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:18 PM   #10
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This is crazy talk!! I read Jurassic Park, I know what can happen.

Please tell me this is not financed by InGen...

Actually, I find all of this fascinating!
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Old 01-19-2011, 08:09 AM   #11
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I'm all for them trying to clone and introduce Irish Elk
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Old 01-19-2011, 08:58 AM   #12
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Saber toothed Tigers to keep the coyote population in check.
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Old 01-19-2011, 12:58 PM   #13
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Saber toothed Tigers to keep the coyote population in check.
1st we reintroduce the grey wolf to keep the coyotes in check

then we

reintroduce the dire wolf to keep the grey wolves check

then we

reintroduce the saber tooth tiger to keep the dire wolves in check

then we

reintroduce the short face bear to keep the saber tooth tigers in check

and if that doesn't work and things go haywire we reintroduce people from the other side of the Bering Strait to wipe them all out again.
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Old 01-19-2011, 01:01 PM   #14
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1st we reintroduce the grey wolf to keep the coyotes in check

then we

reintroduce the dire wolf to keep the grey wolves check

then we

reintroduce the saber tooth tiger to keep the dire wolves in check

then we

reintroduce the short face bear to keep the saber tooth tigers in check

and if that doesn't work and things go haywire we reintroduce people from the other side of the Bering Strait to wipe them all out again.
Sounds logical to me
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This is crazy talk!! I read Jurassic Park, I know what can happen.

Please tell me this is not financed by InGen...
Hopefully they won't attempt to utilize amphibian DNA in order to fill any gaps in the genome. In that way chaos lies.

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Old 01-20-2011, 10:19 AM   #16
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and if that doesn't work and things go haywire we reintroduce people from the other side of the Bering Strait to wipe them all out again.
lol..
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1st we reintroduce the grey wolf to keep the coyotes in check

then we

reintroduce the dire wolf to keep the grey wolves check

then we

reintroduce the saber tooth tiger to keep the dire wolves in check

then we

reintroduce the short face bear to keep the saber tooth tigers in check

and if that doesn't work and things go haywire we reintroduce people from the other side of the Bering Strait to wipe them all out again.
What has always amused me about that is the fact that they never found footprints. So, there is no way to be sure that the migration was from West to East and not the other way.

In the last few years, the evidence of the earliest inhabitants in North Americas has moved the date backward by about 500,000 years. Who knows what future finds will reveal?

Just something to think about. Or perhaps you all prefer to be descendants of Ethiopians? Oh wait, Lucy has an older sibling by a few thousand years.
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:10 AM   #18
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I think you have one to many zeros for our wheel-less friends.
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:45 AM   #19
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Oh great, I've always worried about a deer running out in front of me (and have not always been successful in avoidance), now I have to watch even more carefully for bigger moose. And in the next 5 years I will have to worry about THIS!!
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some of these http://www.alaskadispatch.com/index.php
a coulple of these http://www.bioedonline.org/
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