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Rare Animal Spotted: a "Blue Dragon"

Discussion in 'GatorNana's Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by chemgator, May 10, 2020.

  1. chemgator

    chemgator GC Hall of Fame

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    I didn't know this thing existed. I'm not sure this has anything to do with coronavirus or global warming, but vacationers on South Padre Island in Texas found something called a blue dragon. It is slightly over an inch long. It is a silvery blue sea slug that lives in the water and eats Portuguese Man-O-Wars. It stores the stinging cells from the Man-O-War for future use, so it is actually more painful to touch than the Man-O-War. It looks like a plastic toy.

    Blue dragons are washing up on the Padre Island National Seashore - CNN

     
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  2. duchen

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    They didn’t find them there when Obama was President and Hilary was Secretary of State. So there! Btw; fascinating story.
     
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  3. chemgator

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    So Trump is doing great things for the environment?
     
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  4. duchen

    duchen VIP Member

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    Seems that way now?
     
  5. OklahomaGator

    OklahomaGator Jedi Administrator Moderator VIP Member

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    And people say Trump is destroying species, heck now we are finding new ones.. (okay rare ones)//:):)
     
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  6. RIP

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    Those things are cool. People keep them as pets in reef aquariums.
     
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  7. ncargat1

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    It is because of his wall.....it stopped the dragons from fleeing down to Mexico!
     
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  8. 96Gatorcise

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    The article didn't say, are they washing up dead or alive?

    If they are dead, and keeping with the political theme, Trump kills everything he touches:D:D
     
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  10. Gator515151

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    Didn't read the article but here is a neat cure for Portuguese Man O War stings.

    When my sons were little we were at the beach and my youngest got wrapped up in Man O War tentacles. They stung him bad and he was screaming bloody murder. We rushed him to the nearest fire station. His stomach & back were beet red and he was screaming. The paramedics came out and one of them took out a jar of Adolphs meat tenderizer and a damp cloth. He rubbed the boy down with it and within 5 minutes the stings were gone and the kids wanted to go back to the beach.

    Neat trick to know if you do a lot of swimming at the beach.
     
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  11. tilly

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    Wrong!
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    :D:D:D:D:D
     
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  12. tegator80

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    Meat tenderizer and then back into the water? Sounds like a ploy to make shark bait. Thanks but no thanks.:)
     
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  13. gaterzfan

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    And I thought this was a thread about Andrew Yang.
     
  14. Crusher

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    Ammonia works pretty good, too. Neutralizes the little stingers left sticking to the skin. In a pinch taking a leak on the affected area will help somewhat too.
     
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  15. Gator515151

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    If any of you liberals ever get stung give me a call and I'll come piss on you.
     
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  16. RIP

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    Tobacco too. That was my Dad's go to bee sting treatment.
     
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  17. oragator1

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    but do you charge extra?
     
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