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Do you have any rare or unconventional pets, /an/?
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Do you have any rare or unconventional pets, /an/?
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>>2036749
Back in Ethiopia we used to keep a couple monkeys around. They came from the wild, but everyday they'd show up expecting food and we'd give it to them. We occasionally let them sleep at our balcony, where we'd have a nice campout. They used to beat up on my little brother whenever he tried doing something retarded, it was pretty funny. Man I miss those days.
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>>2036759
that's awesome, got any pictures by any chance?
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>>2036759
There's a racist joke in there somewhere.....
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>>2036844
It was 10 years ago, my parents probably have something though. I'll post them on /an/ someday though.
>>2036871
Eh I liked Ethiopia. My parents were missionaries and at first I was pretty bummed out moving from Seattle to Ethiopia but every Ethiopian there was just so courteous. Whenever I have the time I'll try to go there for a vacation.
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>>2036871
Grow up.
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I own llamas
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I had a moose and we kept her with the horses.
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>>2036889
Really? Wow, I heard moose were crazy aggressive. Or is that only around mating season?
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>>2036759
why the fuck did you give food to ethiopians
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>>2036883
grow a sense of humor
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>>2037383
You first.
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>>2036888
Is that you in the photo? Thats cute as fuck what are they like to own??
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2036871
>>2036883
>>2037383
>>2037430
Woops
Someone needs to call the feelings police. We've got offended in the place of someone who isn't even here.
Grow up you fucking crybaby.
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>>2037590
Haha yes that's me. And they're an absolute blast to own. I love them. And I started a whole thread on it lol >>2036865

I've answered a lot of questions about them there
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>>2036883
Nigger
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I have a Short Tailed Opossum named Peaches. She's like a mouse that eats other mice.

>>2036749
What kind of animal is that?
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>>2037610
LONDON
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>>2036759
What part of the country :3

I'm Beta Israeli/Weyto from the Lake Tana region, missionaries are horrible but I'm glad you found the nation wonderful.
>>2036749
None but with all my heart and soul I want a pygmy hippo. Hippos were an important food source in Weyto communities but also they aren't nearly as dangerous.
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Not THAT unconventional if you're living in Australia, but honestly I really don't see many other people with one. One of the best personalities in a bird.
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>>2037973

Angriest personalities.
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>>2037974

Maybe if it's not socialized it properly. Only times mine isn't being an angel is if you're fucking with his toy girlfriends or are a male (the latter due to my dad teasing him all the time).
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>>2037978

True, but I meant the wild ones.
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>>2036888
do they spit on you ever?
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>>2037742
Rad
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>>2037742
That little cone face is adorable. Is she affection and smart?
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>>2037742
Russian domesticated fox. They're called Russian Grey/Blue foxes iirc. Google them, you can import them to the US for something like ~$8500 USD.
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>>2038187
She's still a baby (about 2.5 months old) so she's a little skittish but she does like eating food from people's hands and licking fingers. The best time to hold her is when she's sleepy, otherwise she is lightning fast. And I would consider her a a smart little animal.

>>2038324
They are absolutely gorgeous animals, albeit pricey.
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>>2037742
MY GOD I DIDN'T KNOW THOSE THINGS EXISTED and there used to be one in my house

>Live in the Southeastern US
>one day a strange looking mouse with a broken bent tail just comes out of nowhere and sits on the arm rest of the couch and watches tv while my brother and me just watch him
>eventually he gets up and goes back to his hole that we find in the wall
>this becomes a daily occurrence of him coming out and watching tv
>we even leave out treats and water for him
>this goes on for over a year
>mother catches him in a box
>while my brother and me went out to get an aquariam to house him in my mother "accidentally" dropping cleaning fluid on him and drowns him
>held a funeral for him and everything

Always just figured he was a strange looking mouse and never seen another that looked like him again but thats what he looked like
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>>2038443
You do realize Short tailed opossums are native to South America right?
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>>2038469
Its not implausible that people had one as a pet that escaped, I mean shit I've known dumb-asses with black mambas and such
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>>2037610

I don't know which one is the bigger qt!?
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>>2037742
do you feed her live nice?
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>>2038443
Rest in peace, little wall possum. It seems he had a pretty good life in your house with all the treats and such! Kinda weird how one found its way into your home, maybe it was a run away pet like >>2038484. They're masterful escape artists.
Also their bent tails are prehensile so they can grab onto stuff, carry things around, or hang onto fingers if they need to.

>>2038585
She's almost big enough to eat a mouse. She eats a wide variety of foods (baby food, cat food wet and dry, fruit, bugs, yogurt) and needs a lot of protein in her diet.
I'll feel bad for the mice but I want to feed my pet something she'll really enjoy.
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I am a falconer and I hunt with this pretty feather ball.

Wouldn't consider it a pet rather than a partner or friend tho
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>>2038647
Holy balls, watching movies that shit always seemed so cool. How the fuck do you train them?
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>>2038649
just repeat, and bond
nothing that isn't too hard

birds of prey where domesticated even before cats, the tradition behind it is ancestral yet esoteric, i only know a bunch of falconers arround here
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We had a pet bobcat when I was a kid but I don't remember him very well. I was just a toddler at the time. Mom had him for a few years before I was born and he was just always kinda around and he wasn't a huge deal to me. He wasn't as cuddly as the dogs or the cat so I didn't really interact with him much.

Eventually, one of our neighbors dogs got loose and decided that they were going to chase/terrorize Bob and it didn't really go the way the dogs were expecting. One of the dogs died and they other ended up with enormous vet bills. Since mom didn't have an exotic animal license, the neighbor turned her in and she had to euthanize Bob. That's pretty much the only standout memory I have of him. I saw the whole thing with the dogs and mom cried for weeks over that bobcat.
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>>2038659
But wouldn't they just...fly off?
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>>2038672
Sometimes they do.
For the most part, they are kinda lazy in the sense that they prefer to stay around wherever the easy meal is.
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>>2038672
no they don't their training is very different to the one say parrots have as pets, they stay arround because how >>2038770
they know they have an easier way finding food arround me, also they like me, birds of pray are raised since very young and by now I am basically his life partner, although i let her do stuff with other hawks from arround town, she always comes back.
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>>2038647
You have any more pics? That's fucking cool
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>>2038551
Thanks :)
>>2038119
Haha of course. But it's not that gross. And they only spit when you're annoying them
>>2037758
Nah
>>2037744
It is a pretty dope llama

>baby me ignore my ugliness
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>>2039222

Why are your pictures always so adorable? Are llamas instant happiness?
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>>2039686
Most definitely
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>>2039201
yeah
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>>2041031
my favorite DOGGO FUCKING DIES
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>>2041036
P.S rip dandi i will always love you buddy I know you are in dog heaven ;__;
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>>2036883
>>2037430
Don't you have a subreddit to be shitposting in?
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>>2036749
Have a golden Phoenix hen. I think that's a rare breed but I'm not sure. Might try to see how they do with jungle fowl
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>>2039201
for sure
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>>2036749
I used to have a starling with a crippled wing that I kept with my gouldian finches. I suppose technically it was illegal since I didn't have a permit or anything. I just found her as a baby on the ground with a fucked up wing, and took her in, expecting she'd die, but she held on. I intended to release her, but it became clear the wing was never going to heal right and she never was able to really fly. She learned to mimic most of the finches' noises and they accepted her into their group, but she was a bit of a bully. Never a real threat, or else I would have separated her, but she didn't always play nice with them. She was really friendly to me, though and I kinda want another starling.
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I have an Opossum. Her name is Clementine, or Clem for short. She's a doll.
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>>2041794

Man, that's so cute. I've always liked Virginia possums. How did you come to have Clem?
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>>2041799
Clem's mom was hit by a car when she was a baby. A woman rescued her and her siblings and kept them too long for them to be able to be released back into the wild. Clem has a stump for her right front paw, and cannot walk on it properly so I don't think she would have done well in the wild even if she could have been released. It was the only way I could justify keeping her, as I'd prefer them to be able to be released. :(

Regardless, I had always wanted to keep one as a pet, and I'm very happy to have her. She's almost like a cat. Potty trained and everything!
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We had a pet deer for a while. It was the greatest. We used to sneak her into the house to hang out with us til my dad made her go back outside. We put a little collar on her so we'd know what she was up to and unfortunately her collar identified her when my dad found her on the side of the road....
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>>2041772
nah starlings are one of the few birds in the states not protected by any laws. you can do whatever to them. them, house sparrows, and your common pigeon/rock dove are all unprotected/invasive species.

so feel free to pick up another one and pat yourself on the back because you're keeping a potential breeding animal out of the population. it's a good thing. but for the record i really love starlings, too
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>>2038647
Badass.
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>>2041794
I love opossums. They're the cutest!
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>>2041815
oh god lmao, that's hilarious but sad

at least you knew she was dead rather than worry when she never rocked up again
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>>2036749
I got two land snails. One is a garden snail from New York and the other is a Forest snails from Maine. They are nice and simple.
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>>2038551
Oh that's just cringey
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>>2041920
It was pretty expected. My dad really wanted to try to integrate her back into the wild but we just loved her so e refused to listen to him and let her figure out how to be wild. She was so friendly and dumb. I'm surprised she wasn't eaten by a coyote. She would play with our dogs so she had zero sense of danger.
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I have a Timber Wolf. Also have a Husky
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>>2041953
Holy shit dude there's a fucking wolf on your sofa
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>>2041794
I see you read Habits..

I had an opossum for just shy of four years growing up. He was cool. I wish I had pictures but I'm proud to say he was never obese nor had MBD. Your girl looks pretty healthy, I'm glad, anon. Usually the captive opossums I see look like their eyes are being crushed out of their sockets by their skull. How old is she? What do you feed her?
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>>2041794
Lol, I shot one of those fuckers hiding in a hole in a tree stump.
Bitch was heavy
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>>2042141
Anyone who kills them is ignorant as fuck.
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>>2042115
Hah, I do indeed.

Yeah, I've noticed that too. They end up looking really creepy... Clem is almost 1 year old. She eats pretty much anything we have in the house that isn't processed. Veggies, Eggs with crushed eggshell, dubia roaches, yogurt, cottage cheese, fruit. She's only really picky when it comes down to the veggies... But she loves avocado and broccoli, so she gets both of those quite often.
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>>2042327
>Anyone who kills them is ignorant as fuck
I work on a ranch, I shot the fucker because they get into the trash and fuck with my dogs.
I'm not "ignorant as fuck", I don't fuck around with feral animals.
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>>2042082
Funny story. Snowed today.

We went out & played around. Some dumb bitch was out on a walk in front of my house with her German Shepherd pulling her every step of the way.

Her dog started backing at my full blown 100% timber wolf. As soon as the fur on his back stood up & he snarled, it was fucking doneski. Their GSD instantly looked away & shut the fuck up.

Love my 180 lb wolf
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>>2041953
Damn can I see a picture of the wolf in comparison to a person. Super cool
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>>2042340
they're not feral you ignorant fuck
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>>2042489
That's such a nitpick. You know anon meant wild.
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Not rare in general, but uncoventional to have as a house pet. I've had a lot of birds in my life and these guys are easily the easiest to look after and most affectionate.
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>>2042489
It bit my dog twice. It just so happened my dog bites back a little harder.
I guess I ment wild.
Did you want my dogs to tear the shit out of it slowly or me to shoot it?
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>>2042502

Sleeping on laptop. Chill as fuck, mostly wants to be cuddled.
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>>2042507
Ever tried getting a raven? Erhm, blackbird? They are super smart.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=y_8hPcnGeCI
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>>2042508

I've never had a raven, but when I was young my family had sulphur-cresteds (pic related, my sister's bird) and Galahs before. The problem with big birds is that they are super high maintenance and also have a tendency to destroy your house if left alone.

Pigeons are a nice middle ground at the moment. We are in a small apartment and can't afford for things to get wrecked, but they are still (actually very) intelligent so you can interact with them. They can also wear pants so they don't shit everywhere.

I would definitely look after and love a raven if I had the chance though. They are probably my second favourite bird (Choughs are my fav).
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>>2038647
How do I get into that?
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>>2042505
>>2042327
>>2042489
Also killed a yote. Poor guy had a mangled backside from another pack, a deer, or my dogs.

I've been trying to trap these guys for weeks and got two of them, one pregnant. I'm going to try and raise the pups.

But they get all over my sheep.
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>>2038647
I wonder if I could train it to hunt pheasants.
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>>2042340
>get into trash
Close your trash. Food outside just attracts animals. Raccoons and foxes are far more dangerous than an opossum ever would be. They aren't very skilled at climbing smooth surfaces, they aren't strong, they aren't good with latches/locks despite their 'hands' and they don't jump very well so I don't know what the hell you're doing with your trash if an opossum of all things can get into it.
>fuck with my dogs
Opossums are not fighters. They're terrible at it, in fact. They do not harass or provoke other animals. They hiss and bare their teeth, but thats an attempt to scare off predators because they're such shitty, uncoordinated fighters.

If you weren't an ignorant fuck then you would know opossums are harmless and actually good to have around unless you have an unsecured coop with chicks or eggs. Then again, if an opossum can get in, anything can get in. I like having them around, then again they don't bother my chickens. The chance of them having rabies is practically zero, they eat snakes, slugs/snails, rats, carrion laying around and they don't destroy my garden like groundhogs, raccoons and rabbits do. I love the little guys. I catch them all the time just to move them and its hard to take them seriously to the point where I get a little ahead of myself. I just grab and lightly toss them aside.
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>>2042514

Careful, you're towing the line for a ban there. Show pictures of the alive ones instead.

If you can hand rear the coyotes you could try raising them amongst the sheep to ward off the wild ones. NFI if coyotes will do this, but I've heard about success with foxes and chickens before - although it's pretty out there. It can be difficult to train-out predatory behaviour in non domestic predators.
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>>2042516
I don't get to pick how the trash is stored, I just do my job.
I am told to shoot them, so I do.
I have however persuaded the owners to let me trap Yotes and raise them as herd dogs.

I got to work with a raiser of Rhdoesian Ridgebacks, he puts them in big packs of 15 and let's them roam 20k acres of land and hunt anything on it by themselves. They come back by nightfall on their own.
I'm going to try and reproduce that with the yotes.
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>>2042519
The sheep have two Anatolian shepherds guarding them, I've only lost two.
I'm going to try and get enough to train as a pack line like
>>2042522

Sorry, I am here from /k/.
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>>2042327
Not only are they dangerous to your own animals, they're a pest. Vermin. Being that it's your pet is a whole other story, but if I see these fucks nesting in my attic or something, they need to die.
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>>2042525
I've seen them the pool water while it was being winterized...
The fuckers had so many chems in their stomach I bet.
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>>2042524

Coyotes are gregarious (like to hang out with other coyotes) but they don't have a pack bonding instinct like dogs. If you let them roam free the pack is liable to split and individuals will revert to wild animals.

You can't really think of yotes or foxes as smaller dogs. They lack those thousands of years of domestication which makes them instinctively bond with humans. You need to keep a close eye and put a lot of work into other canids if you want them to remain tame.
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>>2037610
>tfw no qt llama breeder gf

why even live
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>>2042525
Opossums aren't vermin whatsoever, they just eat them.
They also aren't dangerous to your animals unless you're completely retarded and are leaving baby chickens on your porch at night or something.
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>>2042550
>Carry disease
>Live in your attic and fuck up your insulation
They sound like vermin to me. (because they are.)
Wouldn't doubt they make good pets, but really. They're over sized rats, not some under rated helpful animal friend.
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>>2042559
I love my rats. Giant rats sound even better.
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>>2042563
I also kinda want rats, but that's beside the point. Domesticated animals are different, so whole other story. But i'm just saying the ones you get in your yard and MY attic.
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I keep a snapping turtle, not too rare, but I don't know too many people who keep these guys long term. This is the Beast, he is 6 years old and I have had him since he was a hatchling.
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>>2042567
I had an alligator snapping turtle inside of a fenced in kiddie pool that was dug into the ground when I was really young. I had it for a few years until it bit the tip of a dumb ass little kids finger off and my mom made me release it.
I could sit around him and move him without much fuss but he was a hellspawn to everyone else. he was atleast 1' wide and maybe 18+ inches in length.
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>>2042567
Snapping turtles are so cute. They really don't look dangerous at all until too late.
>>2042550
Completely agreed. If you have a working farm, these are some of the best animals to have around since they clean up carrion, rotting fruits and veggies and will eat small rodents and bugs. These guys will essentially help you keep your property clean. If it were me, I would be encouraging opossums and putting out smelly, rotting food for them since they primarily scavenge by scent. I would definitely want the opossum population to due a major boom. Ranches and farms attract all sort of rats and mice, which carry disease. Opossum will happily snack on disease carrying rodents and make you farm/ranch/whatever a lot healthier and safer.
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Don't opossums resist disease because their body temps are too low for mammal diseases.
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>>2042684
Too low for rabies, I don't know about disease in general though. And while it's never been recorded, we don't actually know if possums can get rabies or not, but the chances are about as high as winning the lotto.
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>>2042694
>we don't actually know if possums can get rabies or not
there are several thousand confirmed cases of opossums with rabies just in the last decade in the US.
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>>2036888

pale average-looking nerd girl

you are /an/ personified
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>>2042696
Welp, scratch my earlier post I'm a dumbass and got duped by some fake articles it seems. Or very well written un-informed articles.
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>>2042706
You're mostly right, it IS extremely rare. A few thousand cases out of millions of opossums isn't very many.
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>>2042709
Still, the stuff I read had 'scientific studies' showing 'proof' that opposum could not get rabies. It kind of makes me want to take some college courses on being able to identify bullshit studies.
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>>2042706
>scratch my earlier post
>scratch
>post
kek
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>>2041953
Can you please post more pictures and information on owning a full Timber. I want a mid-content wolf dog but might just get a pure Timber if I get some more land.
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>>2041953
What do you think of "breeds" like Blue Bay Shepherds that are bred and marketed to be affectionate and apartment friendly wolfdogs?

The ones in question are 6 generations removed from pure wolf, but do have wolfdogs mixed between generations.

Mostly asking because the idea seems sorta hard to believe, but I'm not sure how much six generations of selective breeding can do. Do you think its even possible?
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I want to keep black widows but there's 6 inches of snow on the ground so they'll be hard to hunt

I absolutely abhor arachnids but black widows are just a e s t h e t i c
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Got two pet sheep. They're twins, born premature and tiny. It was our mistake, their mother was barely a year old when she had them and we didn't realise that she was able to come into season so early, so she was way too tiny herself to be having lambs.

I bottlefed them and as expected got way too attached, so not they're just going to be companions for our ram when he gets separated from the girls.
Pic related is the smaller one, Boots. The bigger one is Tubs.
They're very affectionate and will come up and stuck their heads in your armpits if you sit down near them!
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>>2043371
Pic also related, it's of Boots when he was about a week old. We had to feed them with human baby bottles because the bottles and teats sold for lambs were far too big for them.
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>>2043367
I lived with a marbled orb weaver for a while
It was pretty dope
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>>2043364
Look up naturepunk on tumblr. She has a Blue Bay Shepherd and talks a lot about him and is very knowledgeable about wolfdogs in general. I am sure she'd be more than willing to answer any questions about the breed.
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>>2043371
>>2043372
Adorable. Got any more pictures?
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>>2043399
Sure do! I'll just post a few so I don't drown the thread in adorable lambs, but I've been photographing them at every opportunity.
Pic is Boots (again) about a week ago; he's grown up lovely and strong as has his brother.
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>>2043428
Boots (in front) and Tubs (behind) at about 1'1/2-2 months. I had them up in our chicken coop for a while until they were big enough to go out in the field without being taken by a fox.
Only downside was they weren't weaned so I was having to wake up at midnight and drag my sorry ass up to the coop in the freezing cold to feed them. Worth it, though!
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>>2043429
Boots and Tubs at about 2 weeks. They were ridiculously small and I had them in my room for a good few weeks because a) they were too small to deal with the cold and b) I was feeding them like 4 times a night an there was not a chance in hell I was going outside four times a night, getting up was bad enough
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>>2043430
Aaaand last pic, them when they were born. I must have caught them literally minutes after they were born, they were still toasty warm and slimy. Their mother was a really young ewe, as I mention, and was just looking at them really confused. She gave them a few nudges but made no attempt to lick them or encourage them to stand, and only Tubs was making an effort to get up, but it really was not working. I had a friend with me who has way more experience with livestock and she told me to either pick them up and bring them in, or accept that they were going to die in a few hours.
Pretty good crash course in 'how to deal with baby lambs' though! Great experience overall, would recommend. Aside from the month of sleepless nights, that was shit.
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>>2036749
https://youtu.be/h1lOU7K77DI
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>>2042572
bruh, those niggas look like donosaurs. you lucky as fuck
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>>2043398
Thanks. I'm reading through and she seems to say that its not as the breeder describes. But at the same time, she also acknowledges that Jude is a rescue dog and she is the third owner. I am getting mixed signals here whether its a problem with the specific dog, whether the first two owners instilled bad traits into him, or whether the breed isn't as described.
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>>2037978
Oh, so only 50% of the world population will have an issue with him. Seems reasonable.
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>>2041794
>Clem
i know what you did there motherfucker
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>>2043432
That's pretty cool and cute anon
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Tibetan mastiff
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>>2038551
>>2042530
>>2039686
>OMG A GURL ON TEH INTERNETS! MAYBE IF I COMPLEMENT HER ENOUGH SHE'LL TOUCH MY PEE PEE!

I cringed so hard I think I pulled something.
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>>2043942
How is it around strangers?
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>>2043957
terrible.

not because of the dog, but because of lack of training. parents eventually gave her back to the breeder. hopefully shes in a better home now.
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>>2043942
Are you a millionaire
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>>2043969
like all species of dogs there are expensive and non-expensive ones.

the pup cost 5k usd though
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>>2043364
What kind of fucking douchebag wants an apartment friendly wolf? Everyone with a wolfdog just wants their dick sucked because they have a cool pet. Every twelve seconds there's another social media post with "#wolf #wolfdog #wolfhybrid #halfwolf #wolfhusky #wolfski #dogwolf #coolpets #pleasepayattentiontonme #midcontentwolf #huskywolf #dogs #wolves" from them. They're only bred for money, and only bought to compensate for dick size.
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>>2042924
Why do you want a wolf?
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>>2042559
As much as i like possums, you are not wrong.
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>>2043942
Arent those dogs expensive as fuck?
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>>2044005


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My family had a pet owl when I was young. Hooty, a gray eastern screech owl. My brother found him in the woods, on the ground, during a thunderstorm. He was dying so we took him in. We intended to nurse him back to health and then release him back into the wild. But he had a bad eye. He was blind in that eye and we figured he would not be able to survive with a bad eye and no depth perception. So we kept him in the house as if he was a parrot or something.

He was a good bird. Very smart and affectionate. Loved to have his neck scratched. Loved to bathe himself in the sink. We let him fly around the house most of the time and roost on things. His lack of depth perception was apparent. He tended to stumble into things when he landed.

We fed him live mice often. And canned cat food... not sure if that was good for him... But we didn't know what to feed him. He was with us for seven years before he died. Kind of young. His diet was likely the cause. I think he lived a happy life with us.

It's a shame I do not have a picture. I'm on a new computer. Just imagine the owl in the picture has one grayed over eye that's half shut.
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>>2043974
Personally I always wanted to raise a real wolf. Maybe not as a pet, but definitely would like to be close to them. I've just really liked wolves ever since I was a child. Not based on any mystic bullshit that you see all over the wolfdog blogosphere, but just because wolves are my favorite animals.

I just would never get a wolfdog based on the fact that I'm in college and it'd be torture to one to have it locked up when they roam so much in the wild. I wouldn't be able to care for one correctly. I like to consider myself responsible, so its really not an option.

So the idea of an apartment friendly wolfdog seems appealing to me, personally, because it lets me be a total wolfaboo and still not torture it by having it not need to roam everywhere.

Just my take. I also think I'd actively try to make up a bunch of stuff so people don't think its a wolfdog desu. It seems annoying to have everyone asking "omg is that a wolf" when you are out trying to socialize him.
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>>2044079
also when I say be close with them. I mean like working with a rescue or working for preservation and stuff like that.

Not dances with wolves type stuff.
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>>2043701
Well, I'm inclined to think it's the breed, since wolfdogs tend to all be like that to a degree.

Also, from what she says about other people's experience with the breed/breeder, it's similar across all the animals, not just Jude.
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>>2044093
That's what I'm assuming. It seems too fanciful to believe.

I've only heard good things aside from her though. Its a minefield on this topic however.
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>>2038957
Maybe this was intentional but you made it sound like you were a hawk cuckold.
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>>2044079
So it's more of a bucket list animal than "I love this animals personality"?
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>>2044319
I guess at this point? I really don't know their personalities, because I've interacted with a real wolfdog. I think if I ever had enough space for one I'd go visit some to see what they're like. I'm not going to get an animal with a personality I don't care for.
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pockey pigs

https://youtu.be/Xt9rtPpTGVE
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>>2044354
so cute! What are they like?
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>>2042702
/an/ is mostly dudes.
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>>2042661
>I would be encouraging opossums and putting out smelly, rotting food for them since they primarily scavenge by scent
The flies would come first though.
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>>2036883
>>>/lgbt/
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>>2041036
He looks like he's wearing pants lol
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>>2044079
My friend works over at a pretty well known wildlife refuge and they have wolves there. He's always loved wolves but didn't like telling people because of stereotype of people that like them.
It's great what he gets to do unless you're running a sanctuary I can't see anybody raising a wolf except under special circumstances.
The owner there raised 2 of them and they kind of grew up together it's really nice.
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>>2045579
Yeah, I pretty much feel the same as your friend. I'd love to work with a sanctuary/refuge is pretty much what I mean.

Yeah, I'm not sure how real the stereotype is, but if they are half as bad as the stereotype is, wolf-fans are insufferable.

I mean, literally everywhere you go to look into things you see people going on about "this wolf was searching for his alpha, and you are searching for your pack, you are destined" and bullshit like that. I don't think I'm like that, I just think they're beautiful and, for lack of a better word, cool, and interesting.
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>>2045627
They're really great animals. I'd recommend trying to volunteer at a place. He got in pushing himself as being able to do handiwork (fixing the place up he use to work construction) and he just worked hard and less than a month he was with the wolves.
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I'm getting one of two prairie dogs this spring.
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>>2045689
One or two*
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>>2044374
Lmao
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>>2036759
>They used to beat up on my little brother whenever he tried doing something retarded, it was pretty funny.
This sound hilarious.
any stories?
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>>2036749
I'll dump a few. I use to work at an exotic animal store. I had so many crazy ass pets.
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>>2045884
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>>2045886
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>>2045891
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My dad owns a construction business
When he first started, he had a mexican working living in our basement.
He was a pretty cool dude.
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>>2046124
Thats cool. What does it have to do with his thread?
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>>2045887
dude looks way insecure
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>>2037610
NORMIES GET OUT
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>>2045892
>>2045891
they really look related
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>>2044354
how do you even live at ease with that walking hazard around?
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A muscovy duck
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>>2046974
When she was younger
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>>2046976
As a baby
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>>2046976
She hatched those eggs?
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>>2046250
I was cleaning the cage and he was out of his environment. Of course he might look uneasy.>>2046335
Well, they are both arachnids
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>>2047364
Meant to post another pic
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Another fun one
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>>2038671
Uhhh a pet bobcat killed a dog? That's pretty awesome.
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>>2046773
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>>2047517
Is this your fox?
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>>2047110
No, i have only one duck, so they aren't fertilized. She does sit on and protect them, though.
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>>2038671
>the neighbor turned her in and she had to euthanize Bob
>mom cried for weeks over that bobcat.
Aw, that is awful.
I would love to have a bobcat or any of the medium-low-sized felines.
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found a chickadee in the woods with a hurt wing when i was a kid, took it in, put it in an old bird cage and nursed it back to health. had it for nearly 6 months, never really took it out since it was wild but it was sweet, never tried to nip me when i fed it. took it to school once for show and tell, facsinating for the time i had it, ended up playing soccer in the summer and the ball i kicked hit the cage and knocked it over, letting it escape. it sucked but it was the first bird i had and its why i ended up getting a couple of parakeets.
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My ex-girlfriend is Australian and her family used to raise emus when she was young.

>broolstoryco.jpg
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Back in '97 I raised a hyena pup until '00.
A friend of a close family friend of mine needed to "move" due to legal troubles after having gotten involved with some "bad guys" and needed to have someone look after a pet of his that he acquired.
I didn't have any pets at the time and was open minded so I volunteered. After about 2 weeks I received it on my front porch in a little pet carrier.
It was pretty passive, friendly, and acted just like a cat for those three years. Poor thing died of natural causes (I guess)... One day when I got back from classes I found it dead inside it's kennel in the garage.
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>>2048181
You probably killed it.
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>>2042507
I love pigeons, especially the fancy breeds!
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>>2043480
This doesn't surprise me. People are nuts for putting clothes on their guinea pigs.
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>>2043974
I'm the person who owns Chewie(my timber I posted). I refuse to even acknowledge these retards who claim they want a "wolf pet". They shouldn't even be referred to as a "pet". I work at a Wolf Rescue.
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>>2049943
We had a yote for its entire life.
Pretty good doogo, but didn't get along with other doggos.
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i am currently in the promise of raising a baby H. Lividum
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>>2050077
Got any pictures?

I love coyotes but I've heard they make shit pets so it's kinda interesting to hear about someone who had a good experience with them.

Was he potty trained like a normal dog? Also, how was he with strangers? Did he have any separation anxiety?
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>>2042507
What kind is it?
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here are my pets
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next one
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>>2049387
That's cool, what is it? Some kind of beetle?
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>>2048181
>>2049406
Seconding.
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>>2042572
>a turtle that big in a fucking kitty pool
Thank god somebody made you get rid of it. Poor thing.
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>>2042327
Why? They're not endangered or anything, not in most places. There's nothing ignorant about shooting a common and in some areas overpopulated predator.
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Has anyone ever had a larger lizard like a tegu or a monitor or an iguana that they let free roam in the house?
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>>2051300
>tegu
I heard that they start to bully people if you do that.
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>>2048602
always wanted one of those! can't though, allergic. :(
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>>2042516
>Opossums are not fighters. They're terrible at it, in fact
Holy fuck anon are you serious you must only ever deal with domesticated possums, I have seen a wild possum tear the stomach out of a full grown Rottweiler. possums get very very aggressive if you get too close to a nest or food source
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>>2052001
That Rot was pussy. Sure they're aggressive, but they're not even that tough.
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>>2046152
Well, humans ARE pretty unconventional pets.
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>>2052001
I've touched wild opossums a few times and interacted with them a ton and I don't believe you.
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>>2042717
I'm pretty sure any mammal can get rabies.
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>>2038647
This is my dream hobby/pet/lifebro

But I live in a piece of shit nanny state which puts falconry in the same category as pitbull fighting.
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>>2051104
I want some of these some day. How are they as pets?
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>>2036883
nigger
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I have some spiders that I brought into my property on purpose, their numbers were running short around the area a couple years ago... And now there's plenty. I provide food and good locations for them to build webs, there's 50+ of them all over my front and back yards.

>Brown Widows (Latrodectus Geometricus)
>Silver Argiopes (Argiope Argentata)
>Spiny Orbweavers (Gasteracantha Cancriformis)
>Had a couple Nephila that died of old age

Currently raising two wounded Sphinx moths (Pseudosphinx Tetrio) indoors. I love moths since they can't bite and look smug af.

My favorite spider ever (hopefully the first and last I'll ever encounter) was a Brazilian Wandering Spider. Has literally the most potent venom of all spiders but it was a "kill or keep" situation. Turned into a chill bro after a couple weeks of trying to bite me through the glass, though obviously I never tried to handle him.

My current dream is getting a huge setup so I can raise Orb Weavers indoors, it would be lovely to just have a huge glass cage in my living room with a couple Golden Orb Weavers and Silver Argiopes inside.
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>>2042702
>pale average-looking nerd girl
>you are /an/ personified

Bitter, single man or woman jealous at another woman getting attention? So hard to say.

I don't know how you think she has any reflection on /an/. That was just a dumb comment. In my experience, /an/ women are generally 30+ and rough around the edges.

Besides, she is easily above average and you know it.
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>>2052001
We're you intoxicated, by chance?
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>>2047429
looks like it has worms made of pretzels for limbs, p cool
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>>2046773
I want a dog with that coloration, way less work.
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>>2045891
OH GOD I DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS REAL
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These are getting more common as pets but I had her before she was cool. Lived a long ass time for a hedgehog, I miss the fuck out of her. She would curl up in a tight ball when anyone but me picked her up. I was petsitting my sister's pets when my roommate called and told me she died.
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>>2041799
The possum looks like she has just seen something that looks like it hurts and has done that noise people do that is made by doing a large smile but keeping the front teeth together.

I don't know why but it cracks me up
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>>2042515
that pic made me laugh.
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>>2036981
kek
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God, if I had the cash and the time I would love to get a domesticated fox. They seem neat but I would hate to own something that I can't properly provide for. Props to exotic owners who can give their little homies an awesome life, I'm really jealous.
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>>2048088
They used to have an emu farm in Broward, Florida some years back, don't know why exactly it closed though.
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>>2055769
You mean sucking their teeth?
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