SINCE WE ALWAYS HAVE NEW MEMBERS - HERE ARE THE RULES - YOU CAN ONLY GUESS 1X BEFORE NYACK COMES BACK WITH THE ANSWERS AS TO WHICH LETTERS ARE CORRECT.
HOWEVER IF YOU REALLY THINK YOU KNOW THE ANSWER - YOU CAN GUESS - BUT PLEASE DON'T GUESS UNLESS YOU ARE PRETTY SURE - IT MESSES THINGS UP IF YOU GUESS PART OF IT AND NOT ALL OF IT - THEN I NEVER KNEW WHAT LETTERS TO TAKE OFF ETC. HOPE THAT MAKES SENSE!
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An E please, Nyack
Hit me with an R, yer Majesty, please, thank you.
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How about an L, please, thank you, Your Excellency Most Royal Supreme Highness of the Hangman Game..
How about an A please, Nyack?
How about an L please Nyack
I would like to formally request an S, Your Supreme Highness of Hangman!
T please Nyack
N please Nyack.
E, R, L, A, S, T, N
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How about Chinese Alligator, Your Majesty??
Stop Importing Endangered Reptiles for Skins
Classified as Critically Endangered (CR) on the IUCN Red List, and listed on Appendix I of CITES.
The Chinese alligator is one of the smallest crocodilians (a group that also includes crocodiles, caimans and the gharial) and one of the most endangered. The stocky body is covered in hard scales on the back, softer scales on the sides and belly, and is a dark green/black colour. Up to 17 transverse rows of 6 bony scales run along the length of the body, with paired ridges running halfway down the tail and converging into a single ridge that terminates at the end of the tail . In addition to its smaller size, the Chinese alligator can be distinguished from its American relative (Alligator mississippiensis) by a slightly upturned and more tapered snout and from bony plates on each upper eyelid.
Once widely distributed throughout the eastern Yangtze River system in China, this species is today mostly restricted to a 433 square kilometre reserve in the Anhui province of the lower Yangtze. Although reintroduction efforts in three other provinces in eastern China are currently underway.
Originally found in slow-moving riverine and swampy areas, low-elevation agricultural communes and tree farm communes up to 100 metres above sea level. Now the only remaining wild populations exist in agricultural pools within reserves.
A survey by the Wildlife Conservation Society in 1999 found the wild population of Chinese alligators to be worryingly low: at 130 to 150 individuals. Habitat destruction has been the major cause of this decline, and wetland areas continue to be modified for agriculture in an effort to cope with the intense human population pressure in the region. A highly secretive species, spending a long period of time (6 to 7 months) below ground in burrows, the Chinese alligator now primarily exists in populated areas where it inevitably comes into conflict with local farmers. Burrow systems cause drainage problems for fields and alligators also consume ducks owned by farmers. Despite a lack of commercial value for the Chinese alligator's skin on the international market, these reptiles are often killed when encountered either through fear or due to a threat to livelihood
In contrast to the decimated wild population, the breeding of captive Chinese alligators has been very successful and the captive population currently exceeds 10,000 individuals. The Anhui Research Centre of Chinese Alligator Reproduction (ARCCAR) was established in 1979 and houses captive-bred alligators within 26 small protected reserves. Any wild populations that remain are severely fragmented and almost none exist in their natural habitat. However, the Chinese government has recently allocated funds to create new habitats with a view to introduce captive-bred alligators into the wild in three other provinces. This encouraging step needs the support of local people to make it a success; they will need to be convinced of the worth of living together with this ancient species that may have been associated with the mythical Chinese dragon.
Well done RC. Petition Signed. Thanks Nyack
Congratulations RC Just signed the petiion and noted all the info Nyack