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loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
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To smitha: Brave fighter loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)::2008-05-21 23:29
Hi Smitha

Thanks for the visit and your kind words.

This reptile apparently packs a mean bite for its size. Some while ago we saw on TV on one of our nature programmes (called 50/50) how one of these skinks was attack by a black snake nearly twice the size of the skink (1m). The skink put up a brave fight, biting back just as hard as the snake could dish out and they were rolling around (each having hold of the other in the mid body region) for about 20 minutes before the snake's poison eventually started to affect the skink and it finally lost out on the fight. Surely I didn't want to put my finger right there just to test its bite force. I'll just believe the books and leave it at that (chuckle).

Take care MF.
Best regards
Loot
Re: To smitha: Brave fighter smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)::2008-05-23 19:18
Dear loot,
Thanks for the information. If I ever come across this one, I will surely treat it with some respect.:)By the way I will share with you a joke. It goes like this...
There was a Zoology professor in the university.He was very particular about following the procedure and rules. One day he and his students went for a field trip.They came across a lump of wet olive green substance. One of his students called out: "Sir cowdung on the path, steer off". Theprofessor was angry at the youngman. He said, "how can you be sure?" Then he bent down to take a closer look and said "it looks like cowdung", then he smelled it and said, "it smells like cowdung" and finally he poked his finger in it and took a lick and said," it tastes like cowdung too". Then he announced to the class, "Gentlemen this definitely is cowdung. Please do not step on it." Imagine such a person coming across the Skink.(hihi)
Take care Loot and my regards to Anna too,:)
Best,
Smitha.
Re: To smitha: Brave fighter loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)::2008-05-23 22:59
Hahaha, now that doesn't sound like Bayram and his crowd, or does it? Maybe we need to ask Mehmet Zulfu or one of Bayram's other assistants whether he would be one of the "finger licking, test before believing" kind of professor (chuckle).

Take care you too and please say "Hi" to Anil and your lovely 2 girls Meera and Renu.
Loot