Tuesday, August 5, 2008


The Buru is a 20-foot-long aquatic monitor lizard or crocodile that has been reported by natives in the Himalayas and in India. It supposedly exists/existed within several swampy Himalayan valleys with a more favorable climate for reptiles. When expeditions were sent to find it, however, the valley they searched in had recently been emptied of the creatures, according to the locals. No Burus have been seen for years, and perhaps they never existed. The idea of a large reptile living in frigid mountains is unlikely, and since none have been seen for ages, if they existed they are probably extinct. However, due to the warming climate, any surviving Burus may be able to expand theit populations.

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