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Deadly Mother

The Tasmanian Devil fights from the moment hes born.  A she-devil makes a den inside a vacant wombat burrow.  She gives birth to 30 babies.  There are only 4 nipples inside mothers marsupial pouch.  No bigger than a grain of rice  each blind, hairless, helpless joey fights its way through the fur.  Its a race for survival.  Some get lost.  Only two latch on.  The she-devil licks up the losers.  The two babies stay inside the pouch for four months.

The Tasmanian Devil fights from the moment hes born. A she-devil makes a den inside a vacant wombat burrow. She gives birth to 30 babies. There are only 4 nipples inside mothers marsupial pouch. No bigger than a grain of rice each blind, hairless, helpless joey fights its way through the fur. Its a race for survival. Some get lost. Only two latch on. The she-devil licks up the losers. The two babies stay inside the pouch for four months.

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