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Title: WHAT THE!?
Post by: Pamz0r on May 21, 2007, 10:24:51 PM
I have posted this is the "seeking" section, for i am seeking answers...
What the hell is this thing!!
My beaux's bro sent it to him on msn, and consequently beaux set it as the desktop on this computer!
If someone could tell me what animal, species or.... thing... this is, i may be slightly less freaked out every time i look at the desktop!! lol.
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/211/507600935_ce8b3f4196_o.jpg)
Someone had suggested that perhaps its a GIANT Leopard Seal. But the picture to the right, looks like nothing i have ever seen before- its eyes alone scare the hell out of me!

It is quite a funny pic tho, i'll give it that!
Title: Re: WHAT THE!?
Post by: MultimediaMan on May 21, 2007, 11:21:11 PM
its randomly huge... NFI what it is other than a seal but you know that already.
Title: Re: WHAT THE!?
Post by: Ammon on May 22, 2007, 06:45:38 PM
i'd say someone has gone to some lengths in photoshop to alter this image enough to make it creepy.
Title: Re: WHAT THE!?
Post by: Pamz0r on May 22, 2007, 06:55:14 PM
do you really think its photoshop work?  ???
Title: Re: WHAT THE!?
Post by: Ammon on May 22, 2007, 06:57:02 PM
do you really think its photoshop work?  ???

well im not sure, i was just offering it as a possible explaination. I know that some species of seal do get very big, but that one is freaking huge
Title: Re: WHAT THE!?
Post by: Coma1 on May 23, 2007, 09:01:44 AM
Its pretty obvious the only photoshop trickery is putting type in the image... The California sea lion has a thick layer of blubber (fat), short, thick fur that is dark brown to buff-colored, and a dog-like head. Males (called bulls) are darker and bigger than females. Males also have a thick furry mane around the neck. Bulls weigh up to 850 pounds (380 kg) and are up to 8 feet (2.5 m) long.

Problem sorted.
Title: Re: WHAT THE!?
Post by: Pamz0r on May 23, 2007, 12:50:14 PM
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/207/510268362_c8e5438564_o.jpg)
I have looked for explanations before, i keep being told its a sea lion, but it does NOT look like a sea lion!!!  :P rofl
Title: Re: WHAT THE!?
Post by: Coma1 on May 23, 2007, 04:02:29 PM
the only difference is the sea lion with a bucket is all dried out, he needs vitamin-E
Title: Re: WHAT THE!?
Post by: chicken on May 23, 2007, 04:28:01 PM
So he might infact be having a bucket o' beer for refreshment at sea lion happy hour...re-hydrating and what not...damn drunken sea mammals..
Title: Re: WHAT THE!?
Post by: MultimediaMan on May 23, 2007, 07:45:48 PM
please note, there are sub species to species
Title: Re: WHAT THE!?
Post by: Pamz0r on May 23, 2007, 08:51:26 PM
but the actual features of the sea lion are different to that of this weird bucket creature.
perhaps it is that hes drunk.... and sea lions dont look like sea lions when they've been drinking... lol
i just dont know  :'(
Title: Re: WHAT THE!?
Post by: chicken on May 23, 2007, 10:19:52 PM
well im sure Pamz0r's don't look like Pamz0r's when they are drunk either!

poor deformed sea moo cow thing...
Title: Re: WHAT THE!?
Post by: Pamz0r on May 23, 2007, 10:25:24 PM
rofl, you may be right there.

btw, i dont mean to be asking opinions and then disagreeing... thats kind of annoying of me... lol... i just want to find out what it is...apparently, according to Beaux its a walrus. he picks today of all times to tell me this. lol.
Title: Re: WHAT THE!?
Post by: Atcote on May 23, 2007, 10:27:36 PM
poor deformed sea moo cow thing...

I'm honestly not sure if you're referring to pamz0r or not there...

Anyway, this things a big seal-like mabob, with a kind of funny text based joke around it, and it makes me laugh, and isn't that all it needs?
Well, I found it wasn't either, but I really have no idea. But I suggest we just call it 'Dorice the Sow' and get on with our lives!
...
Failing that, I assert lion seal or mutated leopard seal. Walrus may work too, but where's the whiskers? (And don't start me up on all that female stuff...) :P

Edit: And I mean cartoony-like big whiskers. I don't actually know anything about walruses... damn oceanic life...
Title: Re: WHAT THE!?
Post by: Pamz0r on May 23, 2007, 10:32:03 PM
lol! gee thanks alex...tho i daresay when im drunk i probably do resemble a 'deformed sea oo cow thing', so i choose not to take offense to that!
it has whiskers in the first pic. i have reason to believe that perhaps the animals in left and right are not the same animal at all, but similar... or perhaps they're before and after pics of his night out on the piss.
Title: Re: WHAT THE!?
Post by: Ammon on May 23, 2007, 11:23:13 PM
it was most definately not a Walrus as they have tusks.

Im liking the sea lion explaination
Title: Re: WHAT THE!?
Post by: Pamz0r on May 23, 2007, 11:28:00 PM
thats what i told Beaux!
but, dont only the male walrus's have tusks? i really dont remember!
Title: Re: WHAT THE!?
Post by: Ammon on May 23, 2007, 11:29:45 PM
but, dont only the male walrus's have tusks? i really dont remember!

meh, thats a minor detail. Besides only a male would be so excited over a bucket...
Title: Re: WHAT THE!?
Post by: Pamz0r on May 23, 2007, 11:31:47 PM
well, if it was a bucket of beer, yea.
girls have much better taste then this thing called 'beer'.
thats quite a generalisation i just made!... Sorry everyone, and sorry beer!  :-\
Title: Re: WHAT THE!?
Post by: Ammon on May 23, 2007, 11:33:36 PM
well, if it was a bucket of beer, yea.
girls have much better taste then this thing called 'beer'.
thats quite a generalisation i just made!... Sorry everyone, and sorry beer!  :-\
Hell yes if it was a bucket of beer.

For shame, beer is the nectar of the gods (provided your drinking the right brand)
Title: Re: WHAT THE!?
Post by: chicken on May 24, 2007, 12:09:04 PM
hahaha if you shave Pamz0rs back when shes drunk she'll purr like a sea cow. "ooooooer ooooooooooh" :D
lol besides which I was NOT calling pamz0rs a sea cow, thats why I added the sea part so ppl would HOPEFULLY assume I meant the friggen sea mammal...
Title: Re: WHAT THE!?
Post by: Atcote on May 24, 2007, 05:09:14 PM
lol besides which I was NOT calling pamz0rs a sea cow, thats why I added the sea part so ppl would HOPEFULLY assume I meant the friggen sea mammal...

Well, I'm sorry, but I've only known her a matter of months. God knows what she gets up to in her free time...
...
Dolphin-woman... >_>
:P

Anyway, I've found no distinction that female walruses DON'T have tusks (meaning that they may have them), but it may also be an elephant seal, which apparently bears little resemblance to those seen in Happy Feet (from the pictures I've seen at least).
Title: Re: WHAT THE!?
Post by: Coma1 on May 24, 2007, 08:58:08 PM
(http://hamsterinthewheel.com/fatalfury/walrus/09-stoled-mah-bukket.jpg)
Title: Re: WHAT THE!?
Post by: Ammon on May 24, 2007, 10:37:58 PM
now that pic is cool
Title: Re: WHAT THE!?
Post by: Pamz0r on May 25, 2007, 09:47:51 AM
ROFL!!! where'd u find that?
Title: Re: WHAT THE!?
Post by: Coma1 on May 26, 2007, 11:28:13 PM
Crap gets passed around the internet fairly efficiently... there is a thread on the 'Leicohtica' forum full of them...
http://www.leicohtica.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=21&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=600 (http://www.leicohtica.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=21&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=600)

below is if you dont feel like visiting...
(http://hamsterinthewheel.com/fatalfury/walrus/02-walrus-phone.jpg)

(http://hamsterinthewheel.com/fatalfury/walrus/03-miss-mah-bucket.jpg)

(http://hamsterinthewheel.com/fatalfury/walrus/14-mournz-mah-bukket.jpg)

(http://hamsterinthewheel.com/fatalfury/walrus/15-good-sir.jpg)

(http://hamsterinthewheel.com/fatalfury/walrus/09-stoled-mah-bukket.jpg)
Title: Re: WHAT THE!?
Post by: Pamz0r on May 27, 2007, 09:39:44 AM
thats taking it a little too far  :P
(but my seal/walrus creature didnt have a mostache like the first pic^ )
*shrugs*
Title: Re: WHAT THE!?
Post by: Atcote on May 27, 2007, 11:39:01 AM
Now that thing is a walrus, and considering its eyes are slightly on its side, the impressive mustache, and the still evident tusk stumps, I think we can judge that whatever it was in the first pic is probably not a walrus, female or otherwise.
I'm gonna stick with elephant seal.
Title: Re: WHAT THE!?
Post by: Jeebuz on May 28, 2007, 10:29:39 AM
First, because it is so cute, I subject you to this!
(http://www.leatherwoodonline.com/ee/images/uploads/antarctica-c-09.jpg)

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww...Its a Pinniped, specifically Arctocephalus gazella (Antarctic fur seal)

More to the point-

The other seal, the really really big one, seems to look like a Northern Elephant Seal (Mirounga angustirostris) Most likely female due to the lack of the proboscis that only the bulls posess.

Finally CUTE!!

(http://www.marinemammalcenter.org/store_new/images/3411%20elephant%20seal%20big%20eyes%20360.jpg)

And a female Elephant Seal
(http://pinnipedlab.ucsc.edu/media/animals%20page/burnyce.png)


Thoughts?
Title: Re: WHAT THE!?
Post by: MultimediaMan on May 29, 2007, 01:14:26 AM
pineapples *nod*
Title: Re: WHAT THE!?
Post by: Pamz0r on May 29, 2007, 12:28:00 PM
my vote is elephant seal!  ;D

nice to see the research you've put into this topic! :P
Title: Re: WHAT THE!?
Post by: ~matt~ on May 30, 2007, 10:43:44 AM
 ;D i find it hillarious that this post exists lol ......... the best fo
rm of procrastination ever lol......