Long time, no post!
Had meant to pop in to wish y'all Happy Spring but got side-tracked, para variar
The following article in the local press caught me beady little eye just now and provided me with the perfick cue for sticking me oar in (Simon
): Following on from Nick's affaire with the paparrazzi some time back
and assorted folk etymologies
, I thought this one might be of interest: "El conejo gigante que habitó en Menorca hace 5 millones de años pesaba entre 12 y 15 kilos" (Menorcadiario)
For those of you who'd like an English-language version, here's the Yankee CBS take: "Gigantic bunnies once hopped around Minorca"
, whereas for those among us who prefer to get it straight from the horse's mouth (Sp. anyone?): Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology[/i] "Nuralagus rex, gen. et sp. nov., an endemic insular giant rabbit from the Neogene of Minorca (Balearic Islands, Spain)"
PS: What with Easter just around the corner, how's 'bout swapping the Santa smilies for the equivalent in bunnies...
P*S: If there are any ongoing heated arguments among iberianatureforumers that
I can butt in on
need my attention, would appreciate a pointer