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Date: 06/18/12 11:35 AM

27 Responses to The Amazing Story Of The Tree Lobster [Pic+]

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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    June 16, 2012 at 12:40 am
    Link: The Amazing Story Of The Tree Lobster - Once almost extinct, now struggling to leave the laboratories.
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    jackey55 Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2012 at 12:54 am


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    skypirate Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2012 at 1:18 am
    go bugs! i guess...
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    gothgirl69 Female 18-29
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    June 17, 2012 at 1:23 am
    ::shudders:: I don`t like insects... That thing, while kinda cool is too freaky for me. I would not be able to live near them, especially after watching it hatch.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    June 17, 2012 at 2:04 am
    Yay bugs! Lets hope they wipe out the invader species and re-populate the cool bugs!

    It`s a heart-warming story, thanks @jendrian!
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    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
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    June 17, 2012 at 3:31 am
    @gothgirl69: Even if you don`t like insects, you must hate rats more right?

    Tree Lobsters: Eats some types of plants and looks freaky.
    Rats: Bites people, eats everything in your house including plaster walls/wiring, pees in the food it does not eat, spreads disease.

    If it helps, think of it as ridding yourself of a bigger problem.
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    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
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    June 17, 2012 at 6:03 am
    the hatching video was very frustrating, can anyone help the poor bug out!
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    Groogle Male 30-39
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    June 17, 2012 at 6:40 am
    I wonder if they can grow even bigger?
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    June 17, 2012 at 6:41 am
    Amazing story. But those bugs are really creepy. I`d support their reintroduction if I lived on the island, but not with a lot of enthusiasm.

    "Let`s bring the giant lice back! Yay."
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    faaaaq Male 18-29
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    June 18, 2012 at 12:47 am
    why is this on the top of the list of "latest" posts?
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    Thonious Male 40-49
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    June 18, 2012 at 2:33 am
    I suppose the island`s residents would welcome a program to remove the rats and NOT re-introduce the insects.
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    ledouxrt Male 30-39
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    June 18, 2012 at 12:26 pm
    What`s even grosser than the bugs is that guy`s uni-brow!
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    June 18, 2012 at 12:27 pm
    Great story, but they`re freaky as drat.
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    Thonious Male 40-49
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    June 18, 2012 at 1:18 pm
    What`s even more amazing is how this link keeps climbing to the top of the list of new content.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    June 18, 2012 at 1:39 pm
    Um - if I saw those things creeping above me in the trees I`d make SURE they went extinct.
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    Ani187 Female 30-39
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    June 18, 2012 at 1:52 pm
    Well then, I know where I`m never going.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    June 18, 2012 at 3:17 pm
    Nah, they are not creepy. You know their agenda right from the start.They don`t want to get eaten so they look like twigs. It`s the others that are creepy, they`re the ones you need to watch.
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    bordo Male 50-59
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    June 18, 2012 at 3:46 pm
    Insects ruled during the Carboniferous, not the Jurassic.
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    Overbored- Female 18-29
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    June 18, 2012 at 4:25 pm
    "Where, they wondered, did that poop come from?"
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    June 18, 2012 at 5:46 pm
    @bordo reminiscing?
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    June 18, 2012 at 6:55 pm
    ~has an idea~

    Now waitaminnit. At first, I was all like, "Who on Earth wants to bring back these giant lice?!" But then I remembered that the ship`s rats devoured all those things on Lord Howe Island in no time... which can mean only one thing: they`re DELICIOUS!

    So I say, bring `em back. Bring `em back by the bushel! We can make Tree Lobster Hot Dogs. Deep Fried Tree Lobsters On A Stick. Tree Lobster Pate. Heck, we can invent a whole new CUISINE! McDonald`s can come out with the McTree Lobster Sandwich. The mind boggles!
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    June 18, 2012 at 7:36 pm
    Oh dear god no.
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    PinkRhoid Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2012 at 7:31 am
    But rats eat anything Squirlz, including plastic and copper piping, or each other. I wouldn`t plan my diet using them as a model if I were you. Stick to eating nuts...
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    smayragrace Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2012 at 11:28 am
    Thanks for sharing
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    June 19, 2012 at 12:06 pm
    Wow! Awesome
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    June 19, 2012 at 1:05 pm
    @PinkRhoid: Hmmmm. You may have a point there. I hereby volunteer you to be the taste tester and settle this matter. =^.^=
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    mon360 Male 13-17
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    June 19, 2012 at 1:31 pm
    wait, they wanna release that thing?!

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