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TIL George, the last known Hawaiian snail of his kind, has died at age 14
submitted 7 months ago by Nechama from news.mongabay.com
[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun - 7 months ago (1 child)
I wish my brother George, was here...
[–]Vigte 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 7 months ago (0 children)
Why are all the cool animals that are last of their species called George?
Edit: Shit, he's dead too?! Fuck... now I'm really sad.
Picturing George the Snail riding on George the Turtle's back through the stars is the only thing that will make it better :'(
[–]Vigte 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun - 7 months ago (1 child)
One could waste every second of a long life, being sad for every species we've ever lost, which is literally 99% of everything that has ever evolved here.
It's how we pick ourselves back up and remember that there is still a chance to save what little remains, that will keep us from just giving it all up, like a candle without oxygen.
Rest in peace, George, let us never forget what we've lost - but also do not let it drown us, while we can still save others.
[–]JasonCarswell 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun - 7 months ago (0 children)
Rest in slime.