Jurassic Lark? Expedition To Seek Living Dinosaurs In Africa

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oldrover said:
ZakariyaAliSher you're post is full of sense, As I was reading your venomous gecko I immediately thought of the Harvestman myth which is also common here, it's also said about our house spiders too.

Reminds me of another animal, the Tukkae. I'm on a year holiday in northern Thailand and I lost count the number of people who claimed the Tukkae lizard (whose call sounds a human saying "took-A") hands are so sticky that if it comes into contact with people it will peel their skin right off when they try to remove it. If I ever mention the name Tukkae, people always dive right into this story. They're convinced these horrors are true, yet the interesting part is nobody seems to know anyone it's ever happened to.
 

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I wonder if that's where we get the name "Tokay" for the gecko :?:
 

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I get the impression from his knots article that he doesnt know too much about the outdoors
 

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Not least because he thought there might be dinosaurs in it.
 

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Yes.

You will be suprised at the amount of people who think there are dinosaura in the Outdoors
 

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Not really I used to be one, far later in life than I should have been.
 

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Dont worry, your gardens probably full of them, same as mine (and my freezer.)

Everyone has `lots` of Dinosaura.
 

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Bigfoot73 said:
There is a very, very bad tendency for westerners to assume that all native people are experts on the local fauna.

Good point. The assumption it is something plesiosaur- like seems to derive from the capture incident, which I recall seeing claimed as being from 1960. Of course most of the witnesses allegedly died from eating it and there's no specifics ( or trophies) A while back I saw something on the CFZ site suggesting mokele mbembe might be mammalian.
Given the lack of hard evidence or even detail it's possible there's nothing there. Specimens of triceratops and 5 foot spiders would have far more trouble evading detection than the allegedly aquatic mokele but nobody has found them either and when was the last sighting of any of them?

Actually i've always thought mokele mbembe was a giant semi-aquatic monitor lizard.
 

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Wheels came off apparently. ...
Sorry to see this collapse, obviously never expected them to find the things they were looking for, but I always admired their go.

According to a 2013 Live Science article:

More recently, last May a young Missouri man named Stephen McCullah placed a pitch on Kickstarter.com asking for $27,000 in donations so that he and his friends could launch a three-month, four-member expedition to the Republic of the Congo in search of the mokele-mbembe and other new species. Though the team members largely lacked experience in the jungle (or formal education in biology or zoology), they were confident in their chances.

McCullah told LiveScience.com, “We don't necessarily expect to find concrete evidence of mokele-mbembe ... on the first expedition, but we believe there's a good chance during that initial three months that we will find hard evidence of its presence in the area if it is there." According to an Oct. 13 2012, update on the Doubtful News website, the Newmac Expedition to find mokele-mbembe failed almost immediately, and the members returned home without success, having spent nearly $30,000 of donated funds.

SOURCE: https://www.livescience.com/38871-mokele-mbembe.html

CITED REFERENCE (Doubtful News):

Whatever happened to the trip to the Congo to look for Mokele-mbembe?
Accessible via the Wayback Machine:
http://doubtfulnews.com/2012/10/wha...-trip-to-the-congo-to-look-for-mokele-mbembe/
 

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Well, I hope they had a good jolly.
 

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Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/04/ ... z1us70wbJd

spiders the size of dogs :_omg:

NOTE: The original version of this article appeared at Live Science:
https://www.livescience.com/19762-dinosaur-hunt-africa.html
It's great to hear about ongoing exploration of area's like the Congo, the Amazon, New Guinea, etc. I personally doubt if true dino's still survive but perhaps unknown species of crocodilians, oversized monitors, well one never knows. Quite a few relativly large animals have been discovered in recent decades.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_megafauna_discovered_in_modern_times
 
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