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There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio…

…In Chelyabinsk City, Russia, construction workers noticed movement in the water of a deep foundation ditch, where they’d tapped into an underground river, so the water never evaporated. Intrigued as to what was living in the water, the workers threw some food in the ditch which caused a frenzy of movement in the water. They panicked but somehow managed to get the “creature” out alive. When it tried to bite them they killed it. They said it was five feet long. So, do you have any idea what this creature is?

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…what the men found at this construction site was indeed a prehistoric creature [most likely a Triop Notostraca] . Scientists believe that the external structure of the Triop hasn’t changed in about two hundred million years and that they are the oldest living animal species on Earth. Triops are similar to horseshoe crabs but they are smaller and have three eyes.They’re also called sheild shrimp or tadpole shrimp. They don’t have antennae like other crustaceans and what appears to be their antennae are their first pair of legs, which are also a sensory organ. When you look at the Triop from underneath, you’ll notice that it has a lot of legs – up to seventy in all.

Triop’s use their three eyes not to see with but to move toward or away from any light in their environment.

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January 17, 2009 Posted by | animals, Monsters, Strange | Comments Off on There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio…