Why is snek nope?, possums are Satan incarnate but ayeayes are cuthulu
Little snakes don't make me NOPE, just big ones
It's pretty obvious when they think you are dinner though, a rabid mammal ambushes. Now venomous snek is dickbag IMHO constrictors are pretty chiill
That's some bullshit that they can rear up like that. Those faggots are supposed to remain on the ground.
Human being is the most "nope" animal in the world
I don't have the link anymore, but snakes of that size still swim fucking fast man. I think you'd be pretty safe unless you tried provoking it. But you sure as hell wouldn't be the type to kill it
>picture of Lolong
>its a fake!
Why do you have to be so skeptical?
Okay, fair enough, anon, but with everything so easy to photoshop this days, you can't blame me. 90% of giant anything pics here (especially skellingtons) are shopped.
>The fuck am i looking at
Broke NEETs cruise `Net on phones, everything is too tiny to make much sense. Restricted to talking in abbreviations like "lol OMG senpai"
>Okay, fair enough, anon, but with everything so easy to photoshop this days, you can't blame me. 90% of giant anything pics here (especially skellingtons) are shopped.
>complains about proliferation of photoshopped pics
>makes up statistic to back up his opinion
Mmm. It's always called for when you let things like the CIA exist. National politics is fucked by psygames that only exacerbate the issues. Every nation has to have an intelligence agency because they're afraid of the other nation knowing more shit.
It's ridiculous is a very wasp-inducing way.
Or you could be my father.
My parents live deep in the rural Ozarks and my father is an avid woodsman. He likes to claim that he enjoys living in harmony with nature but what he actually means is that he likes being a direct part of it, a natural, aggressive creature ever in conflict with the world around him.
There are always various wasps in the area, and by and large we've always had a live and let live attitude towards them. But one fine summer, while working on the gutters of the house, a red wasp, notorious for just up and stinging people for no real reason, dropped down the back of his neck and just went to town on his neck and back, and for my father that was the last straw.
Over the course of the next two years he launched a comprehensive and aggressive assault on wasps of all shapes and sizes. Red wasps, yellow jackets, hornets, for about a two mile radius around the house he found and destroyed every nest, every burrow, everything.
It took over a decade for the populations to even begin to recover from his wrath. This summer a yellow jacket nest was foolish enough to get angry when he plowed a ditch through their nest. The war has begun again.
What the fuck are you talking about.
If you don't like my thread, you don't have to look at it. People post non-paranormal but still scary/creepy stuff a lot. Conspiracy theories, mystery objects, lost cities, unsolved murders, ect. Animals can be scary looking or unsettling. Atleast I'm not posting another RP thread.
>tl;dr eat my asshole this thread is cool
De Loys' Ape, South America. It stood around 6ft tall.
Verifying venomous snek is dickbag
Does anyone agree with me that cats are evil??
Anyway, I'm done shitposting.
I work in the NT in Australia. That salt water croc was shot in a community I work in. It had been taking dogs and was a danger to kids. A bloke I worked with shot in on the river back in the town of Palumpa. I used to drive that car. It was hoisted in using a crane. The croc was 4.6 meters long. This is not a photo shop !!
Kek, that's actually why I added them. The sea leopard from Happy Feet was so fucked up looking
>tfw you'll never have a parasitic tongue bro
This is the well preserved claw of the extinct Moa, a giant NOPE ostrich
And the NOPE ostrich himself. This is a reenactment of what hunting them looked like.
They just look dirty, man. Dirty and violent.
Ran one over with my car, once, and I was pissed at it because the dumb thing just kept lumbering in front of me when it happened.
I was driving at night, with shitty headlights, and I swear the thing just kept walking forward and in front of my tire.
Or you could go be a faggot elsewhere
Is that a one eyed kitten?
I'd be more worried about a bite, desu.
on the contrary my good sir, he is indeed the hero we need... but we might not deserve him
This is easily the most successful thread I've ever made anywhere, thanks everyone for contributing. Lots of stuff is never seen!
Here's some more
I went to Zion as a part of a trip last summer and encountered the real world version of cazadors.
I had a very mild anxiety episode as I forced myself to try and take a picture of it. I didn't even get a good shot, I was too busy flipping out over it's creepy gait and wing jittering... Inverts don't normally wig me out, but deep inside my mind all I could think was
>I don't have any antivenom
>killing preying mantises
I fucking hate people.
why are you ll afraid of anacondas, I've kept anacondas, and they are lovely, sweet animals, pic related, its one of my baby yellow annies
african rock python, I;ve kept them too, pretty aggressive, not too bad though
burmese pythons, sweet as a puppy
also burmese, poor girl
african rock again, eating a caiman looks like
I've had the joy of working with these magnificent creatures as well, they too are severely misunderstood
crocodilians, also sweet creatures
spitters are real jumpy rascals
lovely leucistic reticulated python
indeed they are
oh come now thats just a file snake or perhaps a spillotes (hard to tell)
to be totally honest, emerald tree boas/green tree pythons have horrid attitudes
ball pythons, tame and sweet
I've had the lovely experience of working with salties, they're like cows kinda>>17268716
some kinda diamond python
another green annie
ugh too many but srsly why do you people fear snakes?
pic is a baby gator i had for a bit named alex
> They just look dirty
Says the mammal that needs to shower every day to remove the stink of BO and the gress from its fur while shitting and pissing into drinking water like a fucking savage
OP here, I posted a lot of the big snakes here. Not so much because I dislike them, but because at those sizes, they are really powerful, intimidating creatures that would be a bit of a shock to come across if you weren't expecting them. I'm more fascinated than scared, you must admit if snakes that size got a hold of you, they could do some damage.
you are correct, in fact I have very limited use of my left arm due to such encounters, fun times, anyone want me to tell some stories?>>17272705
oh wow yes, I have been bitten more times than I can count, most painful initial bite or lasting effect? probably non venomous I'd say reticulated python on my left hand, and venomous would be gaboon viper to my right leg
TELL STORIES PLS
Also what kinda snake is this in my post? I would consider getting one cus its lil and cute
also as far as most aggressive snake goes, it's a little difficult to say, but for me, the most uniformly aggressive and easily excitable snakes would be lanceheads, or protobothrops (and by lancehead I mean common lancehead or bothrops atrox)
No probs, got some more stuff to share so I'll be bumpin a bunch.
ok so I'll start with my first really bad bite
>still doing basic training to handle snakes
>my mentor is a hardass to the max
>his philosophy :pain is a good teacher
>on this particular day he i teaching me how to calm a territorial large python
>our subject was a lovely high yellow burmese, not large
>only about 8 feet
>apparently I' going too slow for Dom's (my teacher) liking
> "anon you won't have this time usually, stop with the hook and light touching and yank him"
>"how am I supposed to do that without him biting me?"
>"take control, always keep a hand near hi head"
>he wanted e to be bit, he wanted some pain for me, because I was just doing too well, put me in my place
>I was an arrogant shit so I needed it
>I reached in and yanked
>I had no idea what was happening untill I carried it's bulk out and saw that the snake was latched onto me
>thought to just be calm, he'll probably detach easy
>the li'l guy gives me this real funny look, I'd almost liken it to a grin, and yanks
>approximately 130 recurved teeth about a fifth of an inch in length tear through my hand
>shocked, I look down
>oh fuck thats my tendon hanging out and he severed an artery
>it took me about a minute to loose consciousness
>I gave Dom a suckerpunch when I was patched up
it wa a great bonding experience, and it's what I needed for my personal growth, I'll never forget what Dom said before he poured alcohol on the pulp that was my hand. "Use some buddhist meditation bullshit cuz this is gonna hurt" I'm not even asian
so next up, should I do first venomous bite,, or the beginning of a wonderful friendship with the most destructive anaconda ever?
mfw I realized the damage done to me
ok, so the anaconda drogan, he was actually the one in my picture
the tale of drogan is overall happy, but it had quite the sad beginning
>drogan was bought by my teacher as a stud for his green annie named lavern
>he wanted hybrid babies
>the two connected immediately, it was truly adorable, and visitors often commented on how well they fit together
>over the next year, lavern and the unnamed male got very close
>in fact he would go ballistic if anyone tried to take them apart
>fast forward to december 2012, I was 17 at the time and everyone was excited
>lavern was pregnant
>lavern...did not survive childbirth
>.....neither did the babies
(i'm actually tearing up thinking of this)
>we found her and her stillborn babies
>the male was so confused
>he just kept nudging her and the babies
>when he realised what happened he made a sound which I can only call crying, well more like squeaking that seemed highly emotional
>he did'nt let us move her body, striking anyone who came close
>only after the rot had truly set did we have 5 people man handle him out and remove lavern's corpse
>after this he kinda snapped
>his eyes were like a speed addict
>humans were only objects to be attacked to him
>he was savage
>he kept trying to kill himself,
>my teacher couldn't deal with him, being defeated by the loss of lavern
>it was then I decided I'd take him
> I named him after the got dragon, one who was out of control, drogan
>I knew that it would be a long road, but it was my job to rehab the poor fella
the first day was so rough
>i needed to re-acquaint him to touch
>this means a lot of bites for me
>essentially I just had him lay on me, biting me when he felt the need, for about 6 hours
>during this time he managed to break my tv, overturn my bookshelf, break 4 mugs and (I shit you not) tear the floorboards in my living room up
>it was arduous, but I began to see definite patterns
>he was reacting every time he had a small piece of his neck touched
>he had somehow gotten a shard of glass stuck in his neck, and it wa not helping his wrathful anger
>I took him, cleaned him, bathed him, treated his wounds, and swaddled him in a blanket for his comfort
>he was actually taking glances at me that had no killing intent
this was my first step of victory
if someone could screencap these that'd be great
Get familiar with these fuckers oceanfags theyre already taking over the ocean
the next week was a bit easier
> I found that he was calmed greatly by pressure, so as silly as it may sound, I found myself hugging him a lot
>he finally started accepting food, although I had to keep scenting it like his dead mate
>it was extremely rewarding to work with him, even if it did give me several gnarly scars
>by friday he was almost normal, great care was needed around him but he could be worked with normally, or so we thought, but the unthinkable happened
drogan broke out from his cage
>we were woken by crashing
>the locked tank was completely busted, like a chestburster went through it
>we couldn't find him, until we heard a sount that made me wince
>metal breaking and twisting
>I rn to the source
>he had pulled a vent cover out of the wall and was slithering into our heating system
>all five of us in the house pulled to no avail, the power of an annie is just spectacular.
>the next week was spent in utter horror as we now had a 13 foot 220 pound constrictor on the loose
>finally I caught him when he was coming out of the wall to defecate, at which point he gave me one huge wallop on my ankle
>I finally got him back in his replacement tank, and started planning, and then it hit me
> I knew how to fix this snake!
so I knew how to help the poor thing out, but it was gonna hurt y wallet in a big way
>i got in contact with my friend ken in PA and took a roadtrip (about 5 hours from RI)
>ken had mixed annie babies
>i was going to replace his brood
> I picked out 12 (the exact number he lost) that were fresh fresh hatchlings, and happily payed for them
on a side note I was stopped by a cop in nyc, that was pretty damn funny if anyone want's to hear
>when I got home, I used some artificial pheromones on the babies
>they now smelled right to be drogans
> I remember fondly how those dagger like eyes turned to a puppies when he saw and smelled those little worms
>for the first time in a year, the happy friendly anaconda I once knew was back
I have had no further trouble with him, he loves his brood like they were his own, and they all are pretty damn fun to take care of, I'll take requests for the next story
So do you work at an exotic pet shop or what? Where do you live that sells these?
Also, what do you do with your anacondas once they're too big? I've wanted one for years but I don't know what to do once it's big.
Wasps aren't even the boss of their evil empire. The real boss has been hiding in plain sight the whole time.
It's corn. Yes, corn. if corn gets sufficiently irritated it emits an enzyme that calls all the wasps to utterly destroy whatever's irking it.
Pretty sure that's the talons of a Haast's eagle, this is him hunting a moa
The Japanese need to teach our bees to do that too, because European honeybees produce significantly more honey than Japanese honeybees.
Japanese beekeepers all have to choose between keeping local bees and being safe from giant hornets or keeping imported European bees and having the possibility of getting a way more valuable harvest while also risking their hives getting fucked over by Japanese giant hornets and getting jack shit.
Coconut crabs I think. It's a type of hermit crab.
Gigantic and terrestrial, but hermit crab. It's also the largest land arthropod in the world, and theorized to be the largest land arthropod capable of existing in current environmental conditions.
"Alligators and caimans (the family Alligatoridae) are found almost exclusively in North, Central and South America. The sole exception is the Chinese alligator which is found in eastern China. There are a handful of members from the family Crocodylidae (true crocodiles) in the Americas, but the majority are found throughout Africa,"
snakefag wins again
More snek stories, snekanon! <3
PS. Look at how fucking cute this lil guy is.
Ok, so this was just sent to me, the best fucking vid i have seen of a demon. please tell me this is faked.
It was uploaded in 2006 and has under 100k views.
I seem to remember reading that the absolute max temperate the honey bees can stand is EXACTLY one degree higher than the hornet can.
They were pretty much designed to eliminate hornets.
well, where I was being taught, we had a salty named sludge, and when crocs are as big as him, they're like dragons, and his light blew out, now since his enclosure was an entire room, this meant the whole lagoon he inhabited was pitch black, and I had to take a little pen light, and swim in 9 foot deep water with a 20 something foot croc, funnily enough, I did run into him, and he was just his usual sweet self, I kinda forgot that he's just a big old teddybear lol
Wow that would be scary! I didn't realize crocs could be sweet natured! I've seen the videos of the trainers putting their heads in their open jaws, but I've also seen the crocs snap, so I thought it was a toss up. Kind of like the tiger trainers that got attacked. Wild animals can't be trained, ect ect.
Not the anon you replied to but I know a bit about reptiles.
Crocs and Alligators actually have nerves inside their mouths that when touched will instantaneously snap shut as a reflex. If you watch gator wrestling videos you'll see some times trainers will take their hand and flick water into a gators mouth, they then snap shut as it is extremely sensitive.
While I've had a few snakes before I'm not an expert, one thing you learn quickly though is reptiles are not mammals and play by different mental rules. Something that would bother a snake may not bother a dog (While this may seem obvious it still should be mentioned), you really need to know about the animals you raise.
Also snake piss is solid.
Also forgot to mention it's commonly said among animal trainers that reptiles are the only type of animals that can never be tamed.
Reptile owners will most of the time disagree with that tho
I saw a sea snake during my certification dive in Alabama. Everyone on the dive came up for air, and we looked over and saw the fucking thing gliding on top of the water with it's head raised upwards. It got to the beach, and some dumb little shit started poking it with a shovel. The only thing that would have made it funnier was if his dumbass got bitten.
I'm the snakefag anon, you actually are correct, while reptiles can have wonderful dispositions, it's not the same as being tame, good observation
eh it's very much on an individual basis, and really the jaw fact that other anon said is true, no one should put their hand in a croc's mouth
Wow, thanks guys for the facts! I love learning things, especially when it comes to animals.
Though I've never had a reptile as a pet before, I would love to have a snake. Would probably start off with a ball python or a small boa or something similar. But the house I live in is extremely cold and has no heat in winter, and in summer it becomes an oven. I'm terrified of subjecting the snake to anything that might hurt or kill it, so I'm waiting.
You guys got anything else?
With reptiles it's mostly about keeping them warm and the area a bit humid. You don't want their skin to dry out, and being cold blooded they need warmth, for the winter you should have a heating pad/lamp and in the summer just turn off the heat and make sure they have enough water, different species require different levels of humidity and temp so do a bit of research on the animal and the habitat you're going to make for them.
19 years experience, listen to anything this man says.
I'm interesting in getting a red tail, but I want to read up first. Can you point me to some good reading material? Also, how do I tell a good breeder from a bad? I don't want a sickly animal, nor do I want to support idiot breeders.
well red tails are simple, you're gonna want to look for clear smooth scales, a round body shape, you want a lot of tongue flicking and clear eyes
make sure you have a good hide for them, boa's are sweet, but they can get pretty stressed out in plain view
try for a temperature gradient between 80-92 with a basking spot of 90-95 degrees fahrenheit
at night it can be lower, but keep it at 78 at the very lowest
for moisture keep humidity between 50-60% based on your location