Saturday, August 20, 2011

Funny Cartoon Animals- In Real Life!- Tasmanian Devil

In my third piece of the series, I will be looking at The Tasmanian Devil, often referred to as Taz, and the REAL LIFE  Tasmanian Devil.
 
              Taz, is an animated cartoon character featured in the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes series of cartoons. Taz is generally portrayed as a dim-witted teenager-type with a notoriously short temper and little patience. He will eat anything and everything, with an appetite that seems to know no bounds. He is best known for his speech consisting mostly of grunts, growls and rasps, and his ability to spin and bite through just about anything. The first Taz cartoon was released in 1954.
             The character was based on the real-life Tasmanian Devil, or more specifically its carnivorous nature and voracious appetite.  The most noticeable resemblance between the Australian marsupial and McKimson's creation is their ravenous appetites and crazed behavior.
  
               
              The Tasmanian devil is a carnivorous marsupial. It is now found in the wild only in the Australian island state of Tasmania. The size of a small dog, it is currently the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world. It is characterised by its stocky and muscular build, black fur, pungent odour, extremely loud and disturbing screech, keen sense of smell, and ferocity when feeding. The Tasmanian devil's large head and neck allow it to generate the strongest bite per unit body mass of any living mammal, and it hunts prey and scavenges carrion as well as eating household products if humans are living nearby. Despite its rotund appearance, the devil is capable of surprising speed and endurance, and can climb trees and swim across rivers.
                                        The Tasmanian Devil is listed as Endangered.

Although it is mean and one would be very stupid to try to pet them, they can be pretty cute!!


15 comments:

  1. Bro, I want one of these as a pet. Not as a cute cuddly pet, but as a mean viscous kind of pet that you throw at people you don't like.

    What the heck am I talking about?

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  2. Great pictures within the post! Excellent to look at! Keep up the great work because you're excellent at it!

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  3. Those guys and the honey badgers are one of the most badass creatures hahahah

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  4. i like tasmanian devil :P
    nice post :P

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  5. I've seen Tasmanian devils before and they are vicious! The noise they make really grates on my nerves too!

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  6. I used to love listening to this guy "speak". Brings back memories.

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  8. I like Tasmanian devil XD

    never saw anyone

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  9. Great post!! I love TAZ on Looney Tunes, but the real life version is so much cooler :)

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  10. I noticed this a long time ago and always found it funny.

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  11. great blog, also, love looney tunes

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