Saturday, May 1, 2010

I learned something else today

Yahoo had a little photo feature about the 15 most dangerous animals. How come they didn't put humans in there? I would bet they're much more dangerous than all the rest put together.
The one that struck me most was the slow loris. It's a very small animal, and apparently, one of the only poisonous mammals. I know male koalas and duck-billed platyppi(?) have poisonous spurs on the back leg. But the slow loris exudes poison from glands near its elbows.


liz said...

Hi Robbi
at first glance, without my glasses on, I thought the cute little loris was gonna give some unfortunate human leg "the elbow"!

Robbi said...

That's what I thought too.

Robbi said...

They kill people by anaphalactic (sp?) shock.