Learning from Cuban crocodiles

Learning from Cuban crocodiles

There are 75 comments on the Gulf Times story from Jul 7, 2011, titled Learning from Cuban crocodiles. In it, Gulf Times reports that:

By Dr. Cesar Chelala /New York The recent finding that the critically endangered Cuban crocodile has been hybridising in the wild with the American crocodile offers a sobering lesson.

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pestelosindios

Hollywood, FL

#1 Jul 8, 2011
"Found only in certain swamps of Cuba and Isla de la Juventud, this crocodile is highly endangered nowadays. At three meters (9.84′) long, it is not particularly large for a crocodile, and it doesn’t have a very unusual appearance either, but don’t let this fool you; it is actually one of the most unique crocodilians, and according to zookeepers who have worked with them, they are also the most aggressive of them all. Due to the rarity of the species, and their extremely limited range, attacks of Cuban crocodiles on humans are uncommon and seldom reported; even so, they are very dangerous, not only because of the usual reasons (bone crushing jaws, puncturing teeth and immense strength), but also because of their unusual agility and intelligence. Keepers have reported that Cuban crocodiles can work as a team to surround and subdue large prey (humans included!), the same way “raptor” dinosaurs are supposed to have done in prehistoric times. Although Nile crocodiles have also been reported to hunt in coordinated groups, they don’t seem to do this as often, or as skillfully, as Cuban crocodiles do. This is a very active species that spends a lot of time on land, although they are still considered to be semiaquatic animals rather than terrestrial"

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Carla

United States

#2 Jul 8, 2011
We should use Miami indios to feed those crocodiles!
Mrs Jones

Hollywood, FL

#3 Jul 8, 2011
Carla wrote:
We should use Miami indios to feed those crocodiles!
Ah the indios you have a problem with but not the countless Miami Cuban politicians , officials who rob this place blind or use your money like it is their own.
Foooooquepesteai ndio

Miami, FL

#4 Jul 8, 2011
pestelosindios wrote:
"Found only in certain swamps of Cuba and Isla de la Juventud, this crocodile is highly endangered nowadays. At three meters (9.84′) long, it is not particularly large for a crocodile, and it doesn’t have a very unusual appearance either, but don’t let this fool you; it is actually one of the most unique crocodilians, and according to zookeepers who have worked with them, they are also the most aggressive of them all. Due to the rarity of the species, and their extremely limited range, attacks of Cuban crocodiles on humans are uncommon and seldom reported; even so, they are very dangerous, not only because of the usual reasons (bone crushing jaws, puncturing teeth and immense strength), but also because of their unusual agility and intelligence. Keepers have reported that Cuban crocodiles can work as a team to surround and subdue large prey (humans included!), the same way “raptor” dinosaurs are supposed to have done in prehistoric times. Although Nile crocodiles have also been reported to hunt in coordinated groups, they don’t seem to do this as often, or as skillfully, as Cuban crocodiles do. This is a very active species that spends a lot of time on land, although they are still considered to be semiaquatic animals rather than terrestrial"
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Indio sapingon, why on earth do you have to come up with crocodiles, do you even care, you are so indulged in these forums that you don't know what else to come up with. You must be a sore loser wannabe news writer that couldn't make it and now you spend your time 27/7 in these forums criticizing Cubans. Jungle monk we all know you hat us don't you, LMAO.

“America la bella!!”

Since: Jan 07

que Dios te bendiga

#5 Jul 8, 2011
Mrs Jones wrote:
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Ah the indios you have a problem with but not the countless Miami Cuban politicians , officials who rob this place blind or use your money like it is their own.
ya los coco... estan acostumbrados a carne de segunda india....con plumas y sin documentacion, jajajajaj fidel se los hecha en Cuba....Gracias fidel
defiant1

Saint Petersburg, FL

#6 Jul 8, 2011
Foooooquepesteaindio wrote:
<quoted text>Indio sapingon, why on earth do you have to come up with crocodiles, do you even care, you are so indulged in these forums that you don't know what else to come up with. You must be a sore loser wannabe news writer that couldn't make it and now you spend your time 27/7 in these forums criticizing Cubans. Jungle monk we all know you hat us don't you, LMAO.
No,we don't HAT you.We just wana CAP you!!! azzzzzhole!
Humberto

Hollywood, FL

#7 Jul 8, 2011
Foooooquepesteaindio wrote:
<quoted text>Indio sapingon, why on earth do you have to come up with crocodiles, do you even care, you are so indulged in these forums that you don't know what else to come up with. You must be a sore loser wannabe news writer that couldn't make it and now you spend your time 27/7 in these forums criticizing Cubans. Jungle monk we all know you hat us don't you, LMAO.
Estimado Cubano
Ud como reconocido horticultor me puede decir el nombre de esta planta?

Gracis

Dr Humberto

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Humberto

Hollywood, FL

#8 Jul 8, 2011
Mrs Jones wrote:
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Ah the indios you have a problem with but not the countless Miami Cuban politicians , officials who rob this place blind or use your money like it is their own.
Negra salvaje .Uds se pasan la vida chupando el welfare .Son como los indios. Vete de Miami.
Eduardo

United States

#9 Jul 8, 2011
Humberto wrote:
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Estimado Cubano
Ud como reconocido horticultor me puede decir el nombre de esta planta?
Gracis
Dr Humberto
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Don Indio!
Aynque de momento se me olvida el nombre de dicha planta, se que los indios ponen sus hojas al sol para secarlas y al estar secas las usan para limpiarse sus Q-los!
Foooooquepesteai ndio

Miami, FL

#10 Jul 8, 2011
Humberto wrote:
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Estimado Cubano
Ud como reconocido horticultor me puede decir el nombre de esta planta?
Gracis
Dr Humberto
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Si tienes a la dercha lady palms que yo tengo en mi jardin interior y si no la podas se expanden, tiens tambien elechos que me parece ser Japanese ferns y lo que tienes el el medio pero no estoy seguro lucen un tipo de Cycads pero no se que tipe son.
Humberto

Hollywood, FL

#11 Jul 8, 2011
Eduardo wrote:
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Don Indio!
Aynque de momento se me olvida el nombre de dicha planta, se que los indios ponen sus hojas al sol para secarlas y al estar secas las usan para limpiarse sus Q-los!
Señor no entiendo porque ud me llama un indio?

Yo soy un Cubano rico con mucha influencia en la comunidad.
Ud no sabe el nombre de la planta pero se sabe como insultar.
Ud creer que es una cosa noble lanzar un ataque contra un Cubano viejo como yo?

Dr Humberto
Jose

United States

#12 Jul 8, 2011
Foooooquepesteaindio wrote:
<quoted text>Si tienes a la dercha lady palms que yo tengo en mi jardin interior y si no la podas se expanden, tiens tambien elechos que me parece ser Japanese ferns y lo que tienes el el medio pero no estoy seguro lucen un tipo de Cycads pero no se que tipe son.
Coño indio eres un 'genio'!
Humberto

Hollywood, FL

#14 Jul 8, 2011
Foooooquepesteaindio wrote:
<quoted text>Si tienes a la dercha lady palms que yo tengo en mi jardin interior y si no la podas se expanden, tiens tambien elechos que me parece ser Japanese ferns y lo que tienes el el medio pero no estoy seguro lucen un tipo de Cycads pero no se que tipe son.
" y lo que tienes el el medio pero no estoy seguro lucen un tipo de Cycads pero no se que tipe son."

Ok gracia esas son las que no se.

Eres un caballero y te debo. Voy a empezar a venir aqui mas y vamos hacer gran amigos.

Tengo African red leg running frogs (Kassina maculata) ahi y una vecina me regalo los plantas.


Humberto
Foooooquepesteai ndio

Miami, FL

#15 Jul 8, 2011
Humberto wrote:
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" y lo que tienes el el medio pero no estoy seguro lucen un tipo de Cycads pero no se que tipe son."
Ok gracia esas son las que no se.
Eres un caballero y te debo. Voy a empezar a venir aqui mas y vamos hacer gran amigos.
Tengo African red leg running frogs (Kassina maculata) ahi y una vecina me regalo los plantas.
Humberto
Cuando quieras yo compre mi propiedad en el 92, estuve mas de un mes con un solo ayudante sembrando varios tipos de matas y hoy en dia tengo un jardin llamativo y un land scape de arboles que me dan sombra por todo el patio.
true

Nathalie, VA

#16 Jul 8, 2011
We could study them closer by putting them in the rivers along the border
Eduardito

United States

#17 Jul 8, 2011
Humberto wrote:
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Señor no entiendo porque ud me llama un indio?
Yo soy un Cubano rico con mucha influencia en la comunidad.
Ud no sabe el nombre de la planta pero se sabe como insultar.
Ud creer que es una cosa noble lanzar un ataque contra un Cubano viejo como yo?
Dr Humberto
Don Indio,yo en ningun momento lo insulte!Solo quize hacer mi aportacion sobre mis conocimientos em higieme indigena!Reciba usted mis respetos Don Indio!Usted me recuerda mucho al MF( my friend) de Jose-in Miami!
Humberto

Hollywood, FL

#18 Jul 8, 2011
Eduardito wrote:
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Don Indio,yo en ningun momento lo insulte!Solo quize hacer mi aportacion sobre mis conocimientos em higieme indigena!Reciba usted mis respetos Don Indio!Usted me recuerda mucho al MF( my friend) de Jose-in Miami!
Mira mijo yo soy muy viejo y muy distinguido para jugar con ninos.

Yo no se mucho de lo que los jovenes llaman "un chat" pero yo no estoy ciego y ud y sus amigos de Boca Raton estan buscando problemas con migo.

Me imagino que son unos puertorriqueños en un grupo con sus lap tops comiendo mierda en lo que llaman facebook y buscando a an Cubano para molestar.

Preocuparse de su isla de welfare y borrachos. Me voy a Versailles con la familia para comer bien y hablar de Cuba.
Porque no le pides a tu padre que te lleve con tu 11 hermanos a Hooters para comer las alas de pollo.
U S MALE

Miami, FL

#20 Jul 9, 2011
el mojon no aparecera en Versailles, esta cagaaaaoooo!

Da igual. yo no he salido de mi camino por el.

I happen to be in his turf, and simply notified him ahead of time to make him lose face, though he has no face, he is just a turd!

Que bueno es que yo soy yo y tu eres tu mojon!

Joder, si yo fuera tu, quisiera no haber nacido! Eres un cagaaaaooo!
Balsero plasta de mierda

United States

#21 Jul 9, 2011
LIEger seek help man, we all are worried.

Description of lying:

Lies differ in type, incidence, magnitude and consequence, with many gradations of severity, from harmless exaggeration and embellishment of stories, to intentional and habitual deceit. Behavioral scientist Wendy Gamble identified four basic types of lies for a University of Arizona study in 2000:

•Prosocial: Lying to protect someone, to benefit or help others.
•Self-enhancement: Lying to save face, to avoid embarrassment, disapproval or punishment.
•Selfish: Lying to protect the self at the expense of another, and/or to conceal a misdeed.
•Antisocial: Lying to hurt someone else intentionally.
Lying is considered by most child development specialists to be a natural developmental occurrence in childhood. Though there is no empirical data about how children learn to lie, parental honesty is recognized as a primary influence on the development of truthfulness in children.

Preschool

Making up stories is part of a normal fantasy life for young children. It is a positive sign of developing intelligence and of an active and healthy imagination. Preschool children who are beginning to express themselves through language are not yet able to make a clear distinction between reality and make-believe. Storytelling at this age is seldom an intentional effort to deceive. When preschool children do engage in intentional deceit, it is usually to avoid reprimand. They are concerned with pleasing the parent, and may fear the punishment for admitting a mistake or misdeed.

Many children are socialized by their parents at a very early age to tell "white"; lies to avoid hurting another's feelings. "White lies" or "fibs" are commonplace in many households and social settings and are observed and imitated by children. The incidence of prosocial or "white lies," tends to increase in children as they grow older.

Dr. Kang Lee of the Department of Psychology at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, observed young children telling so-called "white lies" to avoid disappointing the researcher. Such prosocial lying behavior occurred in children as young as age three. Dr. Lee's research found that over 60 percent of the 400 boys and girls he studied would pretend to be pleased when asked how they liked a used bar of soap, given as a prize after playing a game with researchers. When parents instructed the children to "be polite" when the researcher asked if they liked the soap, as many as 80 percent of these children, ages three to 11 years of age were dishonest.

Dr. Michael Lewis of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, has found that as many as 65 percent of the children he studied had learned to lie by age two and one half. This research also reveals a correlation between higher IQ and the incidence of lying in children.

Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/lying#ixzz1RefTX...
Luiggi

United States

#22 Jul 9, 2011
Ya nos hemos comido 40 croquetas y el mojon no aparece y son las 8:06PM

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