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We Are Not Alone

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published August 26, 2015

We Are Not Alone

(1) Scientists from Australia's James Cook University told reporters in June that they had spotted an aggressive fish that can walk on land making its way toward the country from Papua New Guinea. The native freshwater "climbing perch" can live out of water for days and has survived short saltwater treks from PNG toward Australia's Queensland.

(2) In July, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department posted a warning photo of a so-far-rare Texas Redhead -- an 8-inch-long centipede with gangly white legs tipped with venom-delivering fangs and which eats lizards and toads. [Business Insider Australia, 6-3-2015] [Washington Post, 7-6-2015]

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