[Tutor] Bound To Be A Typo

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Mon Dec 17 21:16:00 CET 2007

Okay I copied this code directly from a book (author Michael Dawson) and it's not working.  I'm sure I've missed something obvious like the spacing or something but I've been staring at it for 10 minutes and I can't see it.  I'll put the code and error message below.  Can someone else spot the problem?
  class Critter(object):
    """A virtual pet"""
    def ___init___(self, name):
        print "A new critter has been born!"
        self.name = name
    def __str__(self):
        rep = "Critter object\n"
        rep += "name: " + self.name + "\n"
        return rep
    def talk(self):
        print "Hi, I'm", self.name, "\n"
crit1 = Critter("Poochie")
  Here's the error message:
  Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "C:/Python25/attributecrit.py", line 15, in <module>
    crit1 = Critter("Poochie")
TypeError: default __new__ takes no parameters

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