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#31 VEGAS LADY

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 01:01 PM

Hi Sandra..... smile.gif

On a serious note, why is the T/Devil becoming extinct.

Is it being hunted or loosing its habitat to building work.


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Posted 03 August 2009 - 05:41 PM

QUOTE(zooey @ Aug 3 2009, 02:02 PM)
Are you serious?  You wouldn't by any chance know where he hangs out, would you.  Hopefully not in the Dark, Spooky Forest.  This one I'm going to have to google.  I say there's no such thing as a Tasmanian Devil....I'll be back.  unsure.gif

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cool.gif Of course I'm serious !! Go ahead, google him. You'll see he looks very much like the cartoon character when he's howling his head off ! laugh.gif


Margaret - I just googled him myself and found this:

Devils once occurred on mainland Australia, with fossils having been found widely. But it is believed the devil became extinct on the mainland some 400 years ago Ė before European settlement. Devils probably became extinct there due to increasing aridity and the spread of the dingo, which was prevented by Bass Strait from entering Tasmania.

Today the devil is a Tasmanian icon. But it hasnít always held this status. Tasmanian devils were considered a nuisance by early European settlers of Hobart Town, who complained of raids on poultry yards. In 1930 the Van Diemenís Land Co. introduced a bounty scheme to remove devils, as well as Tasmanian tigers and wild dogs, from their northwest properties: 2/6 (25 cents) for male devils and 3/6 (35 cents) for females.

For more than a century, devils were trapped and poisoned. They became very rare, seemingly headed for extinction. But the population gradually increased after they were protected by law in June 1941.




#33 Sandra

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 05:43 PM

Hey I just had a thought !! Wouldn't HE look good as a solid perfume !!

EL should go into extinct and endangered species . . . the Kiwi would also be a good one ! smile.gif

#34 Aussie Girl

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 07:34 PM

unsure.gif I have a feeling too that recently there has been a disease spreading through the Tasmanian Devil population - a type of facial cancer that is highly infectuous and killing them off. The wild life people are trying very hard to get on top of the problem as there are so few of them left.

A Tasmanian Devil Solid would be great although they are rather ugly.

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 09:30 PM

we can put it next to the Dodo Bird solid and the T-Rex solid laugh.gif

#36 Sandra

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 09:44 PM

Ugly ?? There's not much more uglier to me than a black octopus !

(Though I do see your point, Karen !)

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 04:40 AM

QUOTE(Sandra @ Aug 3 2009, 10:44 PM)
Ugly ??  There's not much more uglier to me than a black octopus ! 

(Though I do see your point, Karen !)

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'scuse me...I happen to LOVE the little Black Octopus. The Tasmanian Devil I saw had the face of a rabid bat...the Octopus is lovable, at least in Solid form! Actually, he's quite beautiful. So there! tongue.gif


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Posted 04 August 2009 - 07:03 AM

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Sorry to offend those of you who LOVE it. For me, as Jacky would say: "Ugh !"

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 07:41 AM

QUOTE(nyslzzle @ Jul 26 2009, 12:45 PM)
No problem Zooey, no offense was taken, I wasn't sure if I should post that info or not because you never know, the seller could be a member here. I just remember reading back where someone visited that factory and said how secure it was. I thought it interesting if the factory looked so secure how so many compacts managed to leave it.

We all get angry at EL because they sell at warhouse sales. At least the sellers who bought them at these sales are paying for them. They may make a small profit since they sell for so much less than original price on ebay. I have been to a sale before and you pay between $25 and $50 depending on the piece(and they are not the really good pieces).  But the people who stole them and have hundreds (the great pieces) to sell on ebay are really making a fortune. I see this particular seller start at 9.99 and sometimes gets well over $200 for an item.

I guess in the end it is ELs fault for making so many. Regardless people will still collect them any way they can. It doesn't matter where they came from.

Anyway it was just news. Let's all get back to the story. It's more fun.

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Thanks for the warning. Caveat Emptor I don't get angry about the warehouse sales, I just don't buy the empty compacts from the warehouse sellers on ebay but of course it's all down to personal choice............. No disrespect to the buyers that do! :-)





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