Hairy, blind, blonde lobster discovered
By Miguel D'SouzaMarch 09, 2006
A HAIRY, blonde, blind 'lobster' discovered in the South Pacific has confounded marine researchers, who have created an entirely new species group to accomodate it.
Divers from the French Institute for Sea Exploration discovered the crustacean, which looks like a lobster, in late 2005.
The animal's most surprising characteristic is a covering of what seems to be silky blonde fur, known as "setae", Associated Press reports.
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Published: Mar 08, 2006 12:30 AM
Modified: Mar 08, 2006 07:45 AM
Guessing goes wild after foxy animal visits
TycoStaff not satisfied by expert's answer
David Bracken, Staff Writer
If only the critter could speak and put an end to all this water cooler gossip.
For the past two months a bizarre-looking animal -- employees have dubbed it the "Tyco Animal" -- has been skulking in the fields around Tyco Electronics' woodsy campus in Fuquay-Varina.
With its super-thin coat, the animal looks like a hairless fox from afar. Viewed with binoculars, it appears to have the head of a baby kangaroo and the sleek, elongated tail of a rat.
"It's definitely a very strange-looking thing," said Jerri Durazo, an employee who has photographed the animal.
Tyco Animal has created such a stir at the company that a parlor game has developed around its identity.
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