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flying critters [Sep. 7th, 2006|01:27 pm]
Holy cow. Did you know that there was such a thing as flying squid!? Like flying fish, but jet-propelled. Wow! So cool!

On the subject of flying things, you should be aware of the existence of mususabi, the Japanese flying squirrel, also known as momonga. Noteworthy because of its deadly cuteness.

Nature rawks.

[User Picture]From: drdeleto
2006-09-07 07:53 pm (UTC)
Noteworthy because of its deadly cuteness.

Ach! I am slain!
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[User Picture]From: nehrlich
2006-09-07 07:58 pm (UTC)
flying squid are cool!!

plus, the momonga looks like anime. it's actually kind of creepy.
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[User Picture]From: dcseain
2006-09-07 10:06 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it reminds me of Hamtaro.
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[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2006-09-07 08:01 pm (UTC)
Wow, that is cute.

I once had a great conversation about evolution of flying behaviour in squirrels, but it didn't include "and, did you know they're amazingly cute"? Hmm.
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[User Picture]From: zalena
2006-09-07 08:39 pm (UTC)

So cute!

At last, the obscured origins of Sanrio products!

There is a scary squirrel in my neighborhood that always comes out and CHASES me when I'm working in the yard. Once he ran up the stairs and blocked the entrance to my house.

Someone's probably been feeding it. Unnatural behavior for a squirrel.
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[User Picture]From: dcseain
2006-09-07 10:07 pm (UTC)
The flying squid are nifty! The squirrel is cute, but not nearly so intriguing as the squid.
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[User Picture]From: bats22
2006-09-07 10:11 pm (UTC)
Kawaii desu ne!

Actually, the flying squirrel with the Japanese flag is a pretty awesome icon.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2006-09-07 10:17 pm (UTC)
Kowai kawaii. [scary cute] =)
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[User Picture]From: k8cre8
2006-09-08 04:29 pm (UTC)
Yup. Definitely weapons-grade cute.
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[User Picture]From: portlandpiglet
2006-09-09 08:50 pm (UTC)
Oh my God. Something in me just exploded from the overwhelming cuteness. Almost equally cute is the mangled English poetry caption:
His head sticking out of the YACHIDAMO-tree,
he wants to say something.
But he has no way to express himself.
If they could talk, we would have another wonderful world.
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