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Anyone call for a swamp monster?

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Date: Oct 11, 2010 - 07:45 AM
In Madagascar, a new mammalian swamp predator has been discovered.

Mean looking thing, too, with some nasty-big-sharp teeth.

"We have known for some time that a carnivore lives in the Lac Alaotra marshes, but we?ve always assumed it was a brown-tailed vontsira that is also found in the eastern rainforests," said Fidimalala Bruno Ralainasolo, a conservation biologist working for Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust who originally captured the new carnivore. "However, differences in its skull, teeth, and paws have shown that this animal is clearly a different species with adaptations to life in an aquatic environment."

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