The Oogpister Beetle

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+43 1. hdwg commented 12 years ago

The way the bettle kicks the ants could land him a spot in the world cup.
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+11 2. refresh commented 12 years ago

Oogpister kicks ants. Soccer in South Africa!
EDIT: I see I'm not the only one that noticed that.
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+39 3. Reaperdaddy commented 12 years ago

haha one animal video... i directly suspected PortugaL26 of being the uploader :P
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+14 4. loscohones commented 12 years ago

stop following me or ill piss on your face >:) >:)
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+26 5. Sizzlik (admin) commented 12 years ago

#3 dont blame him for submitting vids about animals..if nobody else does..ya..he will be the only uploader for animal vids..just as youre one of the few that submitted interesting fun sport vids..
Live and let live..or eat ants :P
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-18 6. AzaV8 commented 12 years ago

Is it going to be Animal week again on Snotr?
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+13 7. 13wallace13 commented 12 years ago

Portugal does love his insects
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+11 8. irishgek commented 12 years ago

Man if the germans could kick a foot ball like that beetle did the ants the might still be in the world cup ...

#3 no as soon as i saw beetle i knew it was him but
hey there a change least it wasent licking the ants and being all nice to them like that last animal clip
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-8 9. sux2bu commented 12 years ago

This was good until about 1:58 when he starts talking about the lizard "mimicking" the beetle. Does he really think that a lizard can think about it and then change the way it looks so it can imitate a beetle? Make-up please! And in very hot climates many lizards walk with belly raised off the sand to keep cooler.
Attenborough is good but he lets his imagination run wild sometimes.
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+6 10. Srchak commented 12 years ago

Great video, good quality and thank you PortugaL26, keep uploading things like this
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+9 11. USAnumber1 commented 12 years ago

I want to see if that lizard can fool a mongoose for real or if he just gets eaten. Maybe on the next episode Sir David can show us that result.
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-3 12. medicino commented 12 years ago

#9 yeah I guess its just a coincidence like the patterns and the colors, and the place it hunts for food and the walking (just raising the lower part of the abdomen but not so much the thorax) and that lizard can totally kick that mongoose ass without imitating the beetle, probably too much glaucoma medicine from Sir Attenborough and too little experience as a naturalist.
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+11 13. joka232 commented 12 years ago

LOL the beetles like a T-rex to them and i justlove the way he kicks the ants and they go flying throught the air!
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+9 14. Alucard commented 12 years ago

Why didn't the bug just kick the mongoose away too? 8-)
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+7 15. Thanny commented 12 years ago

Clearly someone does not understand the concept of mimicry in evolution. It has nothing to do with conscious imitation, and everything to do with differential reproduction of inherited appearances and behaviors over vast spans of time.
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+4 16. kaleemyork commented 12 years ago

this is a world and nature :D
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-5 17. Bdubb commented 12 years ago

man these are SOOO interesting... is this from that "Life" BBC thing? (not the one narrated by oprah)

BTW- Snotr............achievements?? are you serious? where's all the HD vids? (i know it's been brought up before but don't know where to see why it hasn't been implemented) don't like to be negative but that's a good way to kill snotr. (completely IMO)
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-5 18. badboy007 commented 12 years ago

no #6 this is discovery week now expect 10 more beetle videos.
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+12 19. venomkd commented 12 years ago

whats wrong with these videos, i love insect videos
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+10 20. Dazzz69 commented 12 years ago

absolutly facinating stuff, nature never ceases to amaze me.....
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-2 21. Geekster (admin) commented 12 years ago

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+6 22. AdamODwyer2010 commented 12 years ago

Y do people write really long comments moanin about the video there is always one its just a video if you dont like it move on
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+7 23. taq12345 commented 12 years ago

Why do I always put my feet on the table when I watch videos of Insects?
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-2 24. taq12345 commented 12 years ago

Why do I always put my feet on the table when I watch videos of Insects?
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+6 25. zf1 commented 12 years ago

#9 #12 it depends... instantaneously probably not unless the lizard has evolved chromatophores like chameleons and cuttlefish. however, if the lizard has coexisted for many generations with the beetle, it is very well possible for the lizard to evolve tactical traits from the beetle for self defense purposes. i remember watching a few documentaries 10 or so years ago that described animals that did something similar. i cant tell u what they were off hand but i can tell you one example: the stick bug, which evolved the appearance of a stick for self defense camouflage

#5 i upload animal vids once in a while :)
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+5 26. Bdubb commented 12 years ago

IS there any Snotr forums where we can post things, like suggestions and or feedback? I realize that my last post was defiantly not constructive in any way...more frustrated, but it would be nice to have a forum of sorts to submit feedback. thanks for your time.
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+5 27. Usdevildoggmc commented 12 years ago

Damn this lil guy packs some heat.
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+3 28. gendarme commented 12 years ago

Every animal or insect for that matter pwning ants is priceless in my opinion!
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+3 29. Calvinius commented 12 years ago

That´s one super beetle!
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+3 30. Nemphtis commented 12 years ago

Would be awesome if there was a beetle that could moonwalk and all the defenceless lizards would mimic this walking pattern in the wild. You'd be some tourist walking around and all you see is random animals doing moonwalks for reasons you haven't yet figured out.
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+2 31. eNdEmiOn06463 commented 12 years ago

Funny pis in the eye beetle (translated).
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+1 32. trancetunes (moderator) commented 12 years ago

i was already impressed by the beetle, but that lizard was even more incredible!!
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+4 33. c0mmanderKeen commented 12 years ago

oogpister means "eye pisser" in afrikaans :P
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0 34. ridebmxx3 commented 11 years ago

interesting !!! nukkah