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Hotheaded Naked Ice Borer
ice borer Hotheaded naked ice borers are a small, molelike species that is unusually adapted to life in the Antarctic. Bony plates on their head fed by numerous blood vessels radiate large amounts of heat, allowing these creatures to burrow through solid ice at high speeds. They feed on penguins whom they attack by rapidly melting the ice beneath them, causing the hapless birds to fall down into the slush. The ice borers then kill their prey by ripping it apart with their sharp teeth. This animal was discovered by wildlife biologist April Pazzo in the early 1990s, and first reported in Discover magazine on April 1, 1995. Dr. Pazzo speculated that hotheaded naked ice borers may have been responsible for the mysterious death of polar explorer Philippe Poisson in 1837.
Reference: "Hotheads." Discover 16 (April, 1995): 14.
Hot head,razor teeth,
boring through the ice at speed
penguins watch your feet
Posted by J  on  Fri Oct 27, 2006  at  02:25 PM
Peguin predator
catch them by melting ice,but
Explorers tatse nice!
Posted by ThisisnotadrillalienshaveinvadedtheEarth!  on  Sun Nov 26, 2006  at  02:06 PM
twenty ice borers
encircle their living prey
a penguin slushee
Posted by HeyThereItsEric  on  Sun Apr 01, 2007  at  12:50 AM
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