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8th Jul '17 6:40:32 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Naish normally allows cranks to comment as they please. (Thankfully, as far as popular blogs go there Tet Zoo hasn't suffered as many cranks as one might expect.) But when he ''does'' decide to reply to them, or finds that one really has overstepped the mark... (Though by that time the crank is likely to have been already torn apart by regular Tet Zoo commenters who are less likely to hold back.)
** And God help you if he actually writes an entire ''post'' in response to something a crank has said.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Naish normally allows cranks to comment as they please. (Thankfully, as far as popular blogs go there Tet Zoo hasn't suffered as many cranks as one might expect.) But when he ''does'' decide to reply to them, or finds that one really has overstepped the mark... (Though Though by that time the crank is likely to have been already torn apart by regular Tet Zoo commenters who are less likely to hold back.)
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back. And God help you if he actually writes an entire ''post'' in response to something a crank has said.
7th Jul '17 8:42:55 PM albertonykus
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* MegaNeko: Some posts have covered [[http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology/2007/03/04/australias-new-feral-mega-cats/ abnormally large feral cats]].
7th Jul '17 8:37:41 PM albertonykus
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* FeatheredFiend: Notably, the first ever Tet Zoo post covered [[http://darrennaish.blogspot.com/2006/01/when-eagles-go-bad.html eagle attacks on large prey]]. Other topics on this trope have included [[http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology/2007/05/17/cassowaries-kick-ass/ aggression in cassowaries]], [[http://darrennaish.blogspot.com/2006/05/make-that-ten-most-beautifully.html aggression in steamer ducks]], [[http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology/2009/03/31/passerine-birds-fight-dirty/ the brutality of bird fights]], [[http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology/2010/11/30/epic-cat-fight/ a video of a hooded crow pair goading two cats into fighting one another]], etc.

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* FeatheredFiend: Notably, the first ever Tet Zoo post covered [[http://darrennaish.blogspot.com/2006/01/when-eagles-go-bad.html eagle attacks on large prey]].prey (possibly including humans)]]. Other topics on this trope have included [[http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology/2007/05/17/cassowaries-kick-ass/ aggression in cassowaries]], [[http://darrennaish.blogspot.com/2006/05/make-that-ten-most-beautifully.html aggression in steamer ducks]], [[http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology/2009/03/31/passerine-birds-fight-dirty/ the brutality of bird fights]], [[http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology/2010/11/30/epic-cat-fight/ a video of a hooded crow pair goading two cats into fighting one another]], etc.



* NobleBirdOfPrey: Appropriately, [[http://darrennaish.blogspot.com/2006/01/when-eagles-go-bad.html the first ever Tet Zoo post]] covered recorded incidents of eagles killing large prey (possibly including humans).
7th Jul '17 6:21:25 PM ElSquibbonator
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* ClamTrap: There was a series of posts showing how this sometimes happens to shorebirds. It usually ends badly for the bird

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* ClamTrap: There was a series of posts showing how this sometimes happens to shorebirds. It usually ends badly for the birdbirds.
7th Jul '17 6:21:10 PM ElSquibbonator
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* ClamTrap: There was a series of posts showing how this sometimes happens to shorebirds. It usually ends badly for the bird
7th Jul '17 6:01:13 PM ElSquibbonator
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* NobleBirdOfPrey: Appropriately, [[http://darrennaish.blogspot.com/2006/01/when-eagles-go-bad.html the first ever Tet Zoo post]] covered recorded incidents of eagles killing large prey.

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* NobleBirdOfPrey: Appropriately, [[http://darrennaish.blogspot.com/2006/01/when-eagles-go-bad.html the first ever Tet Zoo post]] covered recorded incidents of eagles killing large prey.prey (possibly including humans).
4th Mar '17 1:01:12 PM Spinosegnosaurus77
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'''''[[http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/ Tetrapod Zoology]]''''' is a blog by British paleontologist and zoologist Dr. Darren Naish that covers varied topics regarding tetrapods (mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians both extinct and extant). It is widely considered one of the best (if not ''the'' best) zoological blogs in the blogosphere, for although Naish is a dinosaur paleontologist by profession, he maintains a healthy interest in tetrapods of all kinds and his knowledge on them can border on almost-terrifying levels. Due to the blog's diverse content as well as its frequent coverage of [[SeldomSeenSpecies obscure tetrapods]] and [[MundaneMadeAwesome obscure facts on well-known tetrapods]], readers are almost ''guaranteed'' to learn something new. Unusually for the Internet, the comment sections on the blog are often just as valuable and informative as the blog posts themselves due to a tendency for readers (as well as Naish himself) to provide additional information and discussions in the comments. It also has a podcast, which is found, with John Conway, [[http://tetzoo.com/ here]]. There's also [[https://twitter.com/TetZoo a Twitter feed]].

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'''''[[http://blogs.[[http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/ Tetrapod Zoology]]''''' Zoology]] is a blog by British paleontologist and zoologist Dr. Darren Naish that covers varied topics regarding tetrapods (mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians both extinct and extant). It is widely considered one of the best (if not ''the'' best) zoological blogs in the blogosphere, for although Naish is a dinosaur paleontologist by profession, he maintains a healthy interest in tetrapods of all kinds and his knowledge on them can border on almost-terrifying levels. Due to the blog's diverse content as well as its frequent coverage of [[SeldomSeenSpecies obscure tetrapods]] and [[MundaneMadeAwesome obscure facts on well-known tetrapods]], readers are almost ''guaranteed'' to learn something new. Unusually for the Internet, the comment sections on the blog are often just as valuable and informative as the blog posts themselves due to a tendency for readers (as well as Naish himself) to provide additional information and discussions in the comments. It also has a podcast, which is found, with John Conway, [[http://tetzoo.com/ here]]. There's also [[https://twitter.com/TetZoo a Twitter feed]].
25th Feb '17 8:37:27 PM ElSquibbonator
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* KidnappingBirdOfPrey: Naish's [[http://darrennaish.blogspot.com/2006/01/when-eagles-go-bad.html very first blog essay]] focused on this. The conclusion he reached was that large eagles are definitely capable of killing a small child, but not necessarily carrying them off.
25th Aug '15 4:03:15 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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The blog started out on [[http://darrennaish.blogspot.com/ Blogspot]] in 2006, then moved to [[http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology/ Scienceblogs]] in 2007. In 2011, it moved to [[http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/ Scientific American]]. Naish also made the majority of his technical papers (several of which were covered on his blog) freely available [[http://darrennaish.wordpress.com/publications/ from here]].

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The blog started out on [[http://darrennaish.blogspot.com/ Blogspot]] in 2006, then moved to [[http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology/ Scienceblogs]] in 2007. In 2011, it moved to [[http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/ Scientific American]]. Naish also made the majority of his technical papers (several of which were covered on his blog) freely available [[http://darrennaish.wordpress.com/publications/ from here]].
25th Aug '15 3:41:32 AM albertonykus
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* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: Somewhat averted, as the frugivory in alligators (and caiman) post shows.

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* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: Somewhat averted, as the frugivory in alligators (and caiman) post shows. Played straight, however, in the post about [[http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/tool-use-in-crocodylians-crocodiles-and-alligators-use-sticks-as-lures-to-attract-waterbirds/ crocodylians using sticks to lure waterbirds to their deaths]].
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