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On the trail of the ninki-nanka
Posted on Thursday, 13 July, 2006 |
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As you read this, a small group of intrepid, pink-nosed Brits are creeping through the Gambian jungle, dodging crocodiles and cobras, in the hope of spotting the legendary "ninki-nanka".
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#1 Posted by
on 13 July, 2006, 15:55
It sounds like a cross between a monitor lizard and some kind of funky sauropod. And the mirror thing, that's just silly. Anyhow, I think this thing has the best name for a crypto I've ever heard. Ninki-nanka! Just saying it makes me giggle.
#2 Posted by
on 13 July, 2006, 16:14
I hope they find something!!!
#3 Posted by
on 13 July, 2006, 18:01
I hope they find something!!! Second.
#4 Posted by
on 13 July, 2006, 19:05
I agree with everyone above. I hope they find something and the name kills me. Ninki-Nanka sounds like nincompoop.
#5 Posted by
The Silver Thong
on 13 July, 2006, 19:28
This sounds like it's more legend then fact. but ya would be cool if they found it, but 30 foot long lizard very questionable
#6 Posted by
on 14 July, 2006, 17:01
it sound quite possible that this is just a myth. Why don't they just set up photo traps in the area? This helped them spot that rare rhino. Tracking any wild animal on foot, especially if you don't realy know what your looking for, is time consuming, dangerous and ultimately a waste of time. Just my opinion though, nothing like a walk through the jungle looking for a dragon, maybe they'll find big foot hiding in a cave with the abomible snowman, and the lockness monster all sitting around a table playing cards.
#7 Posted by
on 14 July, 2006, 20:17
It's very possible this creature exists. For the longest time the Komodo was thought to be a myth too, but they finally confirmed its existence. So whats so impossible about another large reptile? It'd be an amazing find! I looove reptiles! Alot of creatures go so long being assumed a myth or extinct before finally discovered.
#8 Posted by
on 15 July, 2006, 2:50
A 30 foot lizard that could prolly eat you alive in a gulp and its called ninki nanka.... i suspect polar bears would kill alot more unsuspecting people if they had been named... ooody doodys :-))
#9 Posted by
on 15 July, 2006, 3:17
A fantastical creature like this doesn't exist...even a large monitor is unlikely...The only known large monitor is megalania prisca of Australia.
#10 Posted by
on 15 July, 2006, 19:37
Interesting, but as i've said before in the large snakes threads in crypto, being 30 foot long is not really massively possible would take ages to pump blood round the body etc. But would be great to discover it as someone posted before the Komodo has been proved true why not this.
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