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A Scree Kangaroo!
The northern scree kangaroo – Macropus borealis pogachniki – is an almost extinct species which occurs on the scree slopes of the Slovenian mountain ranges. Rumours have it that it has been sighted as far away as the Dolomites but those rumours have not been confirmed. Only very few specimen survive and for decades the species has thought to be extinct. Sighting one specimen beneath the Splevta south face in the Julian Alps thus amounts to a zoological sensation.

Unlike its southern brethren the northern scree kangaroo does not bounce with both feet. It rather takes a few steps to accelerate, then takes off to land on all fours. It is a very specialized species having sprouted pole—like protuberances from its forearms, which help it to stabilize while landing. Moreover, Macropus borealis does not have a tail to keep it steady while airborne and it is a mystery to scientists how it stabilize its flight phase. It has a pouch, which - strangely enough – resembles a camera bag, strung tightly across its shoulder.)

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vvujisicHahahahaha...

vvujisic

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:-)))
Posted Oct 2, 2007 4:21 pm

Gangolf HaubRe: Hahahahaha...

Gangolf Haub

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wait until he returns and finds out what I have done to his profile :-)
Posted Oct 3, 2007 2:45 am

Vid PogachnikRe: Hahahahaha...

Vid Pogachnik

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Us, Macropus borealis, don't care much about our profiles. We are too busy jumping.
Posted Oct 3, 2007 10:01 am

vvujisicRe: Hahahahaha...

vvujisic

Voted 10/10

Hahaha :-)
Posted Oct 5, 2007 4:47 pm

Michael Prittwitzooops!

Michael Prittwitz

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Hi Vid, now you have such a dynamic profile picture! Incredible...
Congratulations
Michael
Posted Oct 6, 2007 3:14 pm

Vid PogachnikRe: ooops!

Vid Pogachnik

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The credit goes to Gangolf. I had to do some posing ;)
Posted Oct 6, 2007 4:05 pm

Ice Man Jerry VanSo you know what follows

Ice Man Jerry Van

Voted 10/10

You trip and bust up your nose and your partner ends up triping on you . Cheers the Ice Man
Posted Oct 13, 2007 10:17 am

Vid PogachnikRe: So you know what follows

Vid Pogachnik

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That never happened :)
Posted Oct 13, 2007 12:13 pm

Ice Man Jerry VanAnd may it never happen

Ice Man Jerry Van

Voted 10/10

Sometimes it is too much fun, I use to talus run and scree slope run quite a bit.Just kidding about tripping hope you just keep on hopping. I enjoy that northern scree kangaroo very much {: from The Ice Man
Posted Oct 27, 2007 10:20 am

Vid PogachnikRe: And may it never happen

Vid Pogachnik

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:)))
Posted Oct 27, 2007 10:29 am

Gangolf HaubRe: And may it never happen

Gangolf Haub

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Thing is: the partner doesn't read SP so I'm safe to post whatever I want :-)
Posted Oct 29, 2007 5:38 am

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