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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread post by Philip1 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:49 am

If this animal is killed off, all of it's species destroyed; it becomes extinct, in a year, the species will be back. What animal is it?
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread post by Rooies » Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:03 pm

Poachers?
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread post by Philip1 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:19 pm

Rooies wrote:Poachers?


Have they got wings? . :hmz:
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Unread post by Rooies » Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:36 pm

Who said something about wings?
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread post by NetEk » Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:48 pm

Mules.
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Unread post by Goggo EJ » Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:24 pm

NetEk wrote:Mules.


I agree. Most hybrids like these are sterile, and so could be killed off, but then reappear in a new generation of cross-breeding. Mules are just one example, another would be a liger or tigon!
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread post by Philip1 » Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:30 am

Read the question carefully. :)
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread post by onewithnature » Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:08 am

Philip1 wrote:If this animal is killed off, all of it's species destroyed; it becomes extinct, in a year, the species will be back. What animal is it?


That's the problem, Philip. reading the Q carefully means strange punctuation that doesn't seem to add up. :hmz: If the animal is killed off, then obviously it becomes extinct. But it miraculously resurrects itself? :wall: Must be a play on words. I think that maybe this is something to do with an animal that metamorphoses from one state to another, and so called different things despite ultimately being the same species. :hmz: :hmz:

Not sure what the one-year gap is all about, but ... :hmz:

Wait a minute (or a year :wink: ), perhaps if all adults were killed, progeny in a hibernation state could later hatch and then become the adult again? Maybe a cocoon? A caterpillar and a butterfly or moth maybe?? Still not sure about the year thing though, as various species differ in the length of their chrysalis stage.
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Unread post by Goggo EJ » Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:22 am

OWN - but even then they would still part of the same species, just one of the stages of development. So technically it would not be extinct.
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread post by Philip1 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:58 am

onewithnature wrote:Wait a minute (or a year :wink: ), perhaps if all adults were killed, progeny in a hibernation state could later hatch and then become the adult again? Maybe a cocoon? A caterpillar and a butterfly or moth maybe?? Still not sure about the year thing though, as various species differ in the length of their chrysalis stage.[/color]

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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread post by onewithnature » Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:32 am

:thumbs_up: We appreciate you trying, though, Philip. :clap:
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread post by NetEk » Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:46 am

Sorry do we have the answer yet? I'm curious......
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread post by Philip1 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:12 am

NetEk wrote:Sorry do we have the answer yet? I'm curious......

NetEk, see quotes below. :)

onewithnature wrote:
Wait a minute (or a year :wink: ), perhaps if all adults were killed, progeny in a hibernation state could later hatch and then become the adult again? Maybe a cocoon? A caterpillar and a butterfly or moth maybe?? Still not sure about the year thing though, as various species differ in the length of their chrysalis stage.

Philip: The Butterfly. :thumbs_up: (Some do take a year.)
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread post by NetEk » Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:47 am

sorry blondy
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread post by Philip1 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:45 pm

Come on NetEk, give us a question. :)
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