Whaaaaat’s uuuuuuuuuuup

Seriously, what’s aaaap. Oh, and pass me a beer.


TimesOnlineUK Slide show, that’s what!



  1. Annie J says:

    Wowza excellent capture – fresh out of the egg!

  2. fish eye no miko says:

    Baby dragon!

  3. Dinosaur behbeh? Or maybe that creature that Bart raised on “The Simpsons?”


  4. Layla42 says:

    Great mouseover there Theo!
    [Ooh, I didn’t do this one, but thanks on behalf… – Ed.]

    And what a cutie pie bebeh gator!

  5. “Ha! You all owe me five bucks.” *grumbles from surrounding eggs

  6. Catman Dude =^-.-^= says:

    Yay!! Can’t wait for dem bittys to hatch! All yellow and puffy and….wah? WHAT??? WHAT MONSTROSITY IS THIS??!!?? ALL LEATHERY, DARK, AND UGLY??? EEEEWWWWW!! WHAR’S MUH PUFFY BITTYS?? waaaaaahhhh!

  7. It’s Trogdor!!!

  8. eh? the Time link doesn’t work

    [Fixed now… that was a tricky one… – Ed.]

  9. Joost Schuur says:

    I don’t think that head actually came out of that egg. It’s too big to both fit into that shell and still have room for a body.

  10. k. o'dee says:

    Oh, hello, mini crocodilian! Welcome to the world!

  11. chanpon says:

    I’m sure he’s thinking “I’m first!! I win!”

  12. sundryreasons says:


  13. TROGDORRRR!!! Ha!

    Doesn’t look like there’d be room for a body in the egg…

  14. Last one out is a rotten egg! Haw-haw! Oh, I crack myself up – get it?! Haw-haw!

  15. Rachel of Cyberia says:

    “Honey! I said to get free-range eggs! These are ALL wrong!”

  16. University of Florida, all the way.

  17. Could be a bit of foreshortening instead of photoshop

  18. Pliny sez:

    “TROGDORRRR!!! Ha!

    Doesn’t look like there’d be room for a body in the egg…”

    Yeah, especially one with all those consummate V’s and a beefy arm for good measure.

  19. no photoshop there–it’s a TimesUK photo and everything about it looks right: the other eggs pipping at the same time in the incubator, the amazing way herps are folded into their eggs, the newness of the baby’s giant noggin–all real. So sez the former reptile house zookeeper.

  20. kittymom says:

    Definitely ‘shopped! Cute, though…

  21. Totalee Puppy says:

    LONE–favorite comment! What gator buy wid all that cash? Scratch-Off ticket, “Reptile Riches?”

  22. fritzlesnick says:

    Not shopped – there’s a pliable membrane under the hard shell – the hard shell drops off and the baby (reptile or bird, either one) pokes its head thru’ the membrane, which then closes, making it look like the baby stuck its head thru’ a pinhole. It’s amazing to watch an “egg baby” unfold – it never seems possible that all that baby fit into the tiny shell.

  23. If I’m not mistaken, that baby just cried, “Bleen!”

  24. Holy moly! As if all that could fit in that wee little egg. How sweet! <3

  25. bananasforbunnies says:

    We need sound! Love their sounds…

  26. HAY SUP!

  27. Hon Glad says:

    I must check the half dozen I just bought.

  28. Wow… doesn’t even look like its head would fit in the egg. Can’t even imagine exactly how it’s positioned in there to fit!

  29. heh… FIRST!!!

  30. Birdcage says:

    What mom during childbirth or directly afterwards when holding a nice-sized baby for the first time doesn’t kinda think “dude, that was sooo ‘shopped”. Lesson: big bebes come from small places.

  31. i’ll pass on the omelette this morning, dear.

    i love the sounds the babies make when they come out of their shells, calling to their moms. “ahng, ahng, ahng!”

  32. Birdcage, I think you are my new best friend.
    I snickered, I LOLed, I showed my wife. And so did she.

  33. …well, she snickered and LOL’d, anyway

  34. Katrina says:

    Great, just what we need more crocodiles in the world- in 36-packs even.
    I’ll take fluff over scales any day. But all God’s creatures gotta live and that is precisely why I live in Connecticut. No crocodiles in my Stop & Shop.

  35. Dr. Ian Malcolm: God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs…
    Dr. Ellie Sattler: Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth…
    Well, the picture *does* remind one of a certain scene in Jurassic Park;)…….

  36. “What the? Where the hell am I?!” Dang, man, imagine the scene a few minutes later with ALL those eggs hatched. !!!!!!!!

  37. Man, the photoshopped comments get old.

    Raise your hand if you’re a photoshop expert…

    yeah – I thought so.

  38. Hey I raised *my* hand… sorta… GIMP counts, right?

  39. Dang! Sprock beat me to the bleen comment!

  40. Theresa says:

    I am INDIGNANT to see CO advocating underage crocodile beer-drinking.

  41. Theresa, I wonder what Crocodile beer tastes like?

  42. Catsquatch says:


    What cute widdle teefs!!!

    For awhile anyway….


  43. I shall be original and claim that this was MS Paint’ed (yeah right)

  44. Claudia says:

    lol Tank, got me chuckling!

  45. Anyone else immediately think of Dr Doolittle? Just me?


  46. WHUZZZUP homii

    an NO BIIR — alkuhaul suks

  47. No Kar, I did too.

    “are you my momma?”

  48. Birdcage’s comment FTW.

    I’m amazed that mass o’ head fit inside the egg. And how he’s got personality already! 🙂

  49. Lemongrass says:

    At Vons, no one can hear you scream.

  50. herzliebster says:

    … And oft in some far Coptic town / The Missionary sits him down / To breakfast by the Nile: / The heart beneath his priestly gown / Is innocent of guile; / When suddenly the rigid frown / Of Panic is observed to drown / His customary smile. … Why does he start and leap amain / And scour the sandy Libyan plain /Like one that wants to catch a train / Or wrestles with internal pain? … Because he finds his egg contain — / Green, hungry, horrible and plain — / An Infant Crocodile.

    (Hilaire Belloc)