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  1. #1 Andrewsarchus: THE BIGGEST CARNIVOROUS MAMMAL EVER 
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    There's no living creature on earth that is closely related to Andrewsarchus but it was a very distant relative of the ancestors of modern hooved animals (Sheep).



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    Is there a purpose to this thread? I can't find the question...


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    I thought it was designed for you: a true sheep in wolf's clothing.
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    Twice this year my wife and I have come to within a dozen yards of a bear. First a Grizzly in Kananaskis and then a Black Bear in a natural area of our city. Neither were the largest carnivore ever but neither of them knew that. We just backed away and no further incident. Next time I'm going to stand my ground and tell the brute that 'you're not such a tough guy' and pull a photo of andewsarchus from my wallet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ophiolite
    I thought it was designed for you: a true sheep in wolf's clothing.
    ...You mean a wolf in sheep's clothing...

    lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf
    Quote Originally Posted by Ophiolite
    I thought it was designed for you: a true sheep in wolf's clothing.
    ...You mean a wolf in sheep's clothing...

    lol
    I read it and never noticed. The wierd thing is was writing something a couple years back and made the same error. It's interesting how our eye can catch a minor spelling mistake but miss a larger error.
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    Gents,
    it was not an error. The initial posts notes the beast was related, though distantly to sheep. Ergo, it is a sheep. And it most decidedly looks like a wolf. Hence a reversal of the words in the standard epigram.

    Boy if you have to explain them, is it worth the effort?

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    I thought you were calling me a sheep...but it seems you aren't, so I'll let it slide this time and won't call Dogbert.

    Wait...did we just actually start filling this thread?
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    has this wolf happened before?
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    try getting that dog to stop humping your leg
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    it's not the biggest carnivorous animal ever.

    The orca or killer whale is already many times bigger than this midget.
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    ...Actually plankton feeders would technically be carnivorous aswell, wouldn't they Monk?
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    Yep, but I wouldn't want to rub the black&white people the wrong way.


    Anyway, he meant it was the biggest terrestrial carnivore. I knew it of course, but I couldn't resist.
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    yeah I know, I just wanted to rub it in further.
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    how big are we talking? bigger than that thing from jurassic park 3, (if it existed) and if not, t-rex?
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    that thing from JP3?
    spinosaurus?

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    yes that thing. bigger than that? ha, ha! damn! biggest CARNIVOROUS MAMMAL. nevermind.
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