26 Mar 2009 03:33


A pangolin ...

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posted by emma lunt 26 Mar 2009 21:59

crikey what an amazing wee curly creature.... I have days when I'd love to be able to curl up like that.

posted by RaeR 26 Mar 2009 21:22

I can't understand how anyone could possibly be mean to this little chap.

posted by stef 26 Mar 2009 20:44

He's beautiful, hope he doesnt get caught again

posted by Ian Hunter 26 Mar 2009 20:30

Talk about being up your own arse...

posted by Loretta Greene 26 Mar 2009 19:05

never even heard of those! see, you never stop learning!! Hope this pops up in the next pub quiz Smilie

posted by Margaret Anderson 26 Mar 2009 13:44

Wow, amazing creature. Thank you for sharing all this with us.

posted by Nadia 26 Mar 2009 11:08

I'm not sure whether I should be scared or in awe...

posted by colin keltie 26 Mar 2009 11:02

a thing of beauty and a joy forever

posted by Leonieke 26 Mar 2009 10:42

aww he reminds me of MC Escher's "Wentelteefje" (Curl-Up)!

posted by Echilon 26 Mar 2009 09:57

Looks almost like something from Rick Gervais' Flanimals...

posted by Keith Smith 26 Mar 2009 09:48

It's a bit Armadillo like. And shy too by the looks of it! Smilie

posted by Alejandra Ossa Ruz 26 Mar 2009 08:01

i.e. cross between a hedgehog and a tortoise, as Kipling might say

posted by Alejandra Ossa Ruz 26 Mar 2009 08:00

how very armadilloesque

posted by GordonBlue 26 Mar 2009 07:39

The Guardian recently provided a description of the killing and eating of pangolins: “A Guangdong chef interviewed last year in the Beijing Science and Technology Daily described how to cook a pangolin: ‘We keep them alive in cages until the customer makes an order. Then we hammer them unconscious, cut their throats and drain the blood. It is a slow death. We then boil them to remove the scales. We cut the meat into small pieces and use it to make a number of dishes, including braised meat and soup. Usually the customers take the blood home with them afterwards.’”


posted by GordonBlue 26 Mar 2009 07:35

What an odd looking critter!

posted by v23474 26 Mar 2009 06:56

Awwwwww now he's v.cute :-)

posted by SUSi LEWiS 26 Mar 2009 04:45

Wouldn't it be fab to be able to do that?! :}

posted by Colin Morris 26 Mar 2009 04:28

Stephen Fry So how much _is_ a Pangolin in the hand worth?

posted by Susan Broadbent 26 Mar 2009 04:21

First thing that came to mind: Sonic the Hedgehog, only not blue.

posted by Stacey Bliss 26 Mar 2009 04:09

For some reason, the critters have always reminded me of artichokes with legs. Smilie

posted by Kate Gilroy 26 Mar 2009 04:02

Are they always so blurry? #followmestephen

posted by Laurel Ritscher 26 Mar 2009 03:53

Oh! I love pangolin! Possibly the most adorable little armor-plated creatures!

posted by Simon Clark 26 Mar 2009 03:52

would make a lovely handbag

posted by Ethna Dlk 26 Mar 2009 03:51

Lets hope for his sake that the shock does not give him a 'dodgy' stomach....

posted by Kate Gilroy 26 Mar 2009 03:51

Are they always so blurry? #followmestephen

posted by Sharon Himes 26 Mar 2009 03:50

I assume there is a head in there somewhere but I imagine he has good reason to hide it.

posted by brenda giguere 26 Mar 2009 03:49

It has the surreal quality of a Tenniel illustration from one of the Lewis Carroll Alice books.

posted by NatashaUtting 26 Mar 2009 03:48

I'm not sure if I want to cuddle it or vomit on my shoes...

posted by Yana Weinstein 26 Mar 2009 03:43

A pangolin?? I totally expected a musical instrument just as Lee

posted by Kathryn Whitehurst 26 Mar 2009 03:41

that's so cute! aaw! which means he's probably quite vicious, it's always the way.

posted by scarycatlady 26 Mar 2009 03:41

oh, squee! i love how it's holding its head

posted by Dona Bogart 26 Mar 2009 03:40

Big ole roly poly.

posted by hi_im_monkey 26 Mar 2009 03:39

shy, but, not exactly a cuddly bundle of joy, is it?

posted by Lee 26 Mar 2009 03:39

Why did I expect it to be a musical instrument?

posted by Alex Ross 26 Mar 2009 03:37

Scales give me a judder

posted by Rose 26 Mar 2009 03:36

It looks like one of the creatures from Alien!

posted by blainetoms 26 Mar 2009 03:36

i want one as a pet.

posted by Darren Thompson 26 Mar 2009 03:36

Armadillo, crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside!!

posted by Kristen Erickson 26 Mar 2009 03:36

weird little creature. i'd love to travel around the world like you're doing and see all this awesome stuff ... Smilie

posted by Melissa Graf 26 Mar 2009 03:36

They're so adorable!

posted by Hitty Lamarr 26 Mar 2009 03:35

Looks like some of the strong-willed women I referee.

posted by It's GUYMER!! 26 Mar 2009 03:35

Little guy's a little camera-shy. He looks real cute.

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