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"/an/ - Animals & Nature" is 4chan's imageboard for posting pictures of animals, pets, and nature.

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Bring 1 (one) species back from extinction.
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One of my two kitties hasn't come home for two nights, bros.
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Why did I have to be born too early to see a live Auroch?
>There is a third kind, consisting of those animals which are called uri. These are a little below the elephant in size, and of the appearance, colour, and shape of a bull. Their strength and speed are extraordinary; they spare neither man nor wild beast which they have espied. These the Germans take with much pains in pits and kill them. The young men harden themselves with this exercise, and practice themselves in this kind of hunting, and those who have slain the greatest number of them, having produced the horns in public, to serve as evidence, receive great praise. But not even when taken very young can they be rendered familiar to men and tamed. The size, shape, and appearance of their horns differ much from the horns of our oxen. These they anxiously seek after, and bind at the tips with silver, and use as cups at their most sumptuous entertainments.
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Is there actual credible evidence that dinos had feathers or is it literally historical revisionism?
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I hate cat people so much
cat hunting chicken
My sister just let her cat go on the property.
Me and my uncle currently have around 40 chickens total some of which are free-range. You can see why I'd be concerned.
When I told her it would be better to take him to a shelter and explained the obvious she said "No it's ok he's too slow and clumsy". She got all irrational and angry when I further emphasized that no matter how much of a pussy he was, he still had the instinct to hunt and would kill my fucking hens some of which are handraised, or he would be killed by the giant red rooster that prowls the property when his dumbass tries to pounce on him.

What are some ways that I could effectively explain to this toxo ridden woman that letting her fwuffy hunter free on a free-range chicken property is not only a terrible idea but probably the worst she's ever come up with?
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Where the FUCK can I find lizards in the UK?
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Got home today to find my brother bought these two beauties (we share an apartment) they are a male and female lovebirds, anything I need to know about taking care of them? Is that cage big enough for them? He bought them from an old lady online and the cage and food came with them for 60 euro for everything, they are ringed and everything. What a great deal. Any anons here got any tips for me? Thanks.
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Do you think it's possible any non-avian dinosaurs could have survived the K-T Extinction, even if only for a few hundred or a few thousand years?
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Dogs in clothes
I'd argue that people who say that putting dogs in clothes is degrading are anthropomorphing their dog judt as much as, if not more so, than the people who put their dogs in clothes.

People who put their dogs in clothes, despite what you guys may think, are well aware their dogs are dogs. The clothes are more of a 'pretend' thing, like dressing up a doll. Not a particularly good thing imo.

However the people who criticise them by saying it degrades the dog seem to genuinely believe that the dog feels humiliation in the same way a human would. Which they don't.

If the dog is physically comfortable wearing clothes, it doesn't give a shit that it's wearing clothes.
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African Painted Dogs
Can we get some more love for these amazing dogs, please? They don’t get as much attention by the public as other African predators, and they’re sadly endangered.
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Cat seems to have a pretty serious eye infection. Last winter it was a bit swollen and pussy but mostly fine. As summer slowly rolled in it got larger and took up more of his eye. Any of you guys know what it is and what I should do?
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Monke general
Post monkes
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have you already been on vacation this year, anon?
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/dog/ - Dog General
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This is the dog general. Anything dog related goes here.


Dog breeds -

Genetic Databases and Information -

>What should I feed my dog?
>What breed of dog should I get?
>How do I train my dog?
>Rate my dog!
>Should I bring my dog to a vet?
>What breed is my dog?
>What toys should I get my dog?
>My dog is doing x, what do I do?
>Where do I get a dog?
>How do I take care of a puppy?
>How do I house train a dog?
>Can my dog eat this?
>Let me blog post!
And much more!
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What did G-d mean by this?
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Why do I live in rural Romania I just want a pet snake but they're so fucking hard to get here
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Predation thread
Post pics, gifs, or webms of predators just doing their job.
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Lost a friend
Yesterday i lost a friend of 15 years. I don't know how to handle it. Can you give me any advice
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Mark Witton
*blocks your path*
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Worst pets
I'll start with the obvious candidate
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>technically considered a rodent
>people find them cuter and way less repulsive than rats

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>God doesn't exi-
>An immense Jellyfish Sprite briefly appeared above a distant thunderstorm on July 2nd, 2020. Sprites are large electrical discharges associated with lightning strikes, and occur high above storms in the mesophere and lower ionosphere.
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>Play with your dog using a laser pointer
>Your dog is now retarded for life

Is this true or another Reddit scientist meme?
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I wanna go there bros ;_;
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Which animal on earth would produce the ultimate Alien?
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>Haha! got you, anon~!
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*gets a worm*

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It’s that time of the year, post some sharks dear anons
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/kot/ General - Heatwave Edition
Food & Nutrition

Outside Enrichment

Behavioral problems

Kitten care

Cat Food Database:

Previous thread: >>3447474
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What kind of leftovers are fit for cats to eat?
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/plant/ - caespitose edition.
Maihuenia poeppigii
Welcome to /plant/, the happy green place on this blue board, where growers, gardeners and horticulturists share their love for things that grow.
Newbies and amateurs are very welcome, and we’ll always try to answer your questions.

>Flora of the World
>Plant ID Sites
>Pests and Diseases
>Thousands of Botanical Illustrations
>Cacti and Succulents
>Carnivorous Plants
>Plants for Beneficial Insects

Previous Thread
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hell yes
Anybody else have this feel?
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Why do we tolerate Canadian geese?
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ITT: Post species you thought for sure were endangered or nearly extinct but turns out they aren't
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Do some real anymals let themselves be eaten?
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Platypus thread
I'm going to post a platypus in this thread every day until all of /an/ wants to snuggle a puggle.

Previous thread>>>3343417 archived out of nowhere. Are we back in pit bull archive times?

This is your daily reminder to want a platypus
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/herp/ - Reptile and Amphibian General - Helmets on edition
This thread is dedicated to all animals of the reptilia and amphibia families. Topics include, but are not limited to: geckos, snakes of all kinds, frogs, salamanders, newts, turtles, tortoises, and much more. Before asking a question, do a search on the internet to see if it has been answered
Classifieds for finding breeders and products:
> (Canadian breeders)
Most forums will have a "for sale" section on them, so look for that, especially if you have a specific herp you want. Craigslist can also be a good source for cheap aquariums, and make sure to check for any reptile expos that occur in your area.

When asking a question, make sure to include these details:
>Type and size of animal
>Enclosure dimensions
>Humidity and temperature
>Type of substrate
>The decor you use
>How often you feed
>The type of food you use
>If your animal is wild caught or captive bred
>How often you handle
>Who you bought the animal from

Other Helpful Resources

Old thread: >>3430704
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Wikipedia is so good for finding out information about different species, the amount of information on here is incredible. I look through field guides and proper books on the subject, and the entries are usually shorter than the one on Wikipedia. You should all use this amazing public resource and also edit articles yourselves.
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is pupal mating pedophilia
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/invert/ - Invertebrate General
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This is the invertebrate general. If you have any questions about invertebrates, want to look into owning one or more, or want to simply discuss them, this is the thread to do so, whether it's
>Tarantulas and other spiders
>Or anything without a backbone

Feel free to post it.

Resources/help and information
>ID/General Info
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weird question,

I have a cat that LOVES to touch my face. She's very affectionate and I love it, but she just bumped a burst cold sore (yeah I know, I am gross, I can't help it) is there any danger that this could spread to the cat? Vet thinks she already had some kind of herpes when we adopted her but I dont want to make my baby sick :(
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Can we get a duck thread going?
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Is this thing right up there with the Platypus in terms of things whose existence puzzles you. Why do all of these weird looking creatures seem to come from the water? Imagine having one of these things grappling on to your neck and just sucking the blood right out of your veins.
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World Elephant Day
Notiomastodon platensis
In honor of World Elephant Day, let us remember those that have been lost (because humans killed them).

We'll start with Notiomastodon platensis. This was the only species of Elephant that existed in South America, before humans eradicated them. There are still skins remaining of them recovered from ancient human dwellings in South America.
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Why are they so smart?
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Is there an evolutionary reason people are scared of spiders far more than any other insect/bug?
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My cat is dead and i have been crying for an hour straight, i'm not a pussy and i rarely cry or feel depressed but i'm just feeling so sick and bad right now, for those of you who experienced their cats dying, how do you cope?
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>dog saves human child from a burning building

>dog fucking eats owner alive
>well, um, it's the owner's fault for not training it well. also dogs are driven by instinct, it's not their fault, they don't understand and can't control it

Pick one and ONLY one.
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Wildlife Kino
Does anyone have any good /an/ documentaries to recommend? Watched a whole bunch of BBC Earth stuff this year and it was comfy.
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dark wojak
how do i get my dog to stop licking his penis all day long ?
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/kot/ general
You know, I think there's something to the toxoplasmosis idea, I mean, I own two cats and I'm schizophrenic, so.

Anyway, cats are definitely the best pet, bar none.
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Can you name them?
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Albino berries?
Has anyone come across these almost albino blueberries? I found them amongs tons of very ripe blueberries, the leaves looked exactly like those of a blueberry plant except for the color. I triednone and it tasted verynsweet just like a ripe blueberry.
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hippo hippo!
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Why do westerners value these pests so?
They are disease-ridden vermin and must be killed by the thousands just to avoid ecosystem failure
I see videos of these people talking to them like these things are people and going out of their way to save them
I do not get it
They feed off literal harmless herbivores like cows and chickens and keep these walking snake seals as "pets" they do not even give two shits about them? least you could argue dogs actually care
such weird folk
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Hi all. Anyone feed their dog raw meats instead of kibble?
Apologies if this is discussed all the time here, but I've honestly never been to this board.

What are your experiences? I've recently started my dog on it.
Not following a specific diet so far, just what seems "right" to me. I'm just grinding whole chicken wings and legs, then freezing the mince in cubes, and also mixing in some chunked pork lungs/ liver, and occasionally some fruit, leafy greens, peanut butter and coconut oil. I'll add some fish too, when the season kicks in.

What do you guys think?
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Snakes are the worst animals
There is nothing worse than a fucking snake these goddamn animals need to be killed all of them need to die as soon as i see one i want to brutally end its sad little existence if i had one in my hand right now id make it suffer the worst part are the people who think that snakes are"cute" these faggots are goodamn braindamaged like my fucking god it is sad that we live on an earth where these motherfucking faggot people exist snakes it doesnt matter how much they "love" you because they never will there is no goddamn way that some filthy slithering cunt bucket of a snake will ever appreciate you unless you have food in your hand kill these animals now
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how many more years do we have to suffer without any geneticly re-engineered dinos?
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Male vs female
I need help /an/, I’m going to get a kitten soon but my family and me are having a issue about what gender we should get. My only pet experience were with Male/Female dogs and a male parrot.I personally hated how males humped everything, however they were a bit more loving/needy than females which I did like. The parrot hated all males and loved only females. So can you guys share some experience with cat genders and also some pros and cons.
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/dog/ general
What’s my baby’s breed oh and a dog thread I guess
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Could any animal on Earth win even 1/10 times in a 1v1 vs an elephant?
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I put a sock in my cat's head.
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If you think Sharks play a vital part in our oceans ecosystems and need protection GIVE ME A HELL YEAH
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... but why?
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>"Hey, anon, stop being a pussy and hop in, dude!"
what do you do /an/
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What did you get?
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Howl ong can a fly survive buried?
fly ngiger
I managed to bury a fly after it felt from my electric swatter zaps, but after I removed the sand from it the nigger was still alive
How long until its dead then?
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>Live in northeast
>Wolves, elk, bison, grizzly bear all hunted to extinction here
>there are only urban legends of seeing moose or cougar
>the only thing we have here are white-tailed deer and raccoons, and they never even come out

Who else lives in an ecological wasteland? It almost makes me want to move to the west coast.
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abble snel eggu
Found a few clusters of apple snail eggs today in my front yard, which isn't a common sight for me, even though they're considered an invasive species here. I have considered planting a garden in the future and was wondering if culling these eggs now would be a wise move.

Lend unto me your wisdom, dearest /an/.
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Tiger thread
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Are chickens smart? Are they stupid?
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Do I need to worry about the noises a neighbourhood dog is making? I can hear it out my back window but can't see it, presumably it's in one of the adjacent yards. It's been making this very distressed sounding howl for the last few days, that's the only sound it makes and I've never heard that noise from any dog before. The dog has been making the same noise at roughly the same time for the last few days. The sound has got weaker over this time too (it did respond when I whistled out my window just now). Should I call animal control?
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does picking up dog shit make you a cuck?
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I was out swimming in the waters of BC and saw a creature that looked like this but lived underwater. Looked just like a worm, with rings but had black eyes, was about the size of a finger. Anyone know what it could be? I know this is a caecilian it looked very similar but had large eyes to the side. Caecilians don’t live in British Colombia
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The biology of this movie is fucking insane and I love it
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Anybody knows what this is?
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Why a cat suddenly hates other cats?
2015-10-15 14.52.56
One of my three cats started being very aggressive towards my other two all of a sudden. Two days ago he started to hiss and stalk the other two like they were a threat to him, and initially he reacted that way to me as well but he's calmed down around people since. They've all lived together for three years. I took him to the vet yesterday, and he came out with no obvious signs of any physical discomfort or ailments. He's still eating and drinking. He's still using litter normally. Stills enjoys being pet and held. Pretty mysterious that he seems to hate the other cats all of sudden. I thought maybe he had gotten a hold of drugs or pills that somebody dropped on the floor and couldn't find, but he's still acting pretty harsh. Any ideas what could be the issue or what the other cats might have done?
Pic related, it's the black cat in question.
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/plant/ - Plant Debate Thread - Argue About Best Plant
Thread dedicated to debating over which plant is the best. Use facts or person experiences to prove your plant is the greatest.
Aloe Vera is the best fucking plant. Resistant to hot temperatures, months without water, spikes to ward off fuckers. Latex outer layer, filled to the brim with literal healing gel. Gel heals small cuts, bruises, rashes, burns, and acne.
Aloe Vera does not have pollen so it doesn't spread that shit everywhere. Only downsides is for allergies and it makes you shit if you eat it.
AV is abundant in Arizona and its a magic healing plant. I use it to heal small stretch marks around my arms.
Coomer time. Additionally, I cut a hole in the aloe vera and boom I got a fuckin' fleshlight. The gel boosts skin growth which makes your cock larger.
>big cock gel
Tell me about you plant and why its better.
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/aq/ - Aquarium General - Fish Drinking Edition
Before asking questions in this thread, do a bit of searching online to see if it has been answered already.
Make sure you give us at least some details when asking a question, such as:

>Tank size (include dimensions, not just volume)
>Parameters (ammonia, nitrate, nitrite, pH, GH, KH)
>Any and all inhabitants + how long you've had them
>Pictures are always helpful

Tank Cycling:

Articles and Care Guides:

Aquatic Plant Database:

Old thread: >>3440097
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Do I need to throw my cactus out?
What are these? Are they dangerous? How do I kill them? I just watered my cactus and they all appeared. I put a baby spider on my plants to eat the other beasties but these things are bigger than it :(
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I can give lemon water to my cat?
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let's say I wanted to intentionally grow mold on some carpet. How would I go about that?
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>That invasive species you don't agree is invasive.
>That non-native species not considered invasive but you think it is.
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We asked her to make him look like toothless.
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I'm finally moving out of my parents' house and managed to find an apartment with no dog restrictions so I'm getting my first dog and really want it to be a greyhound.

What are /an/'s best tips for a first time dog owner?
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I hate moths so much
>ugly as fuck
>obsessed with indoor lights for some reason
>most retarded and uninteligent insects out there
>keep entering my room and won't stop hitting the light bulb or my laptop screen
>doesn't matter how easy they are to kill, they never stop coming
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>Aww, it's happy :-D
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Devils advocate: human caused extinction
Hey /an/, I love animals and am just playing devils advocate here, but are we as humans going against nature by trying to preserve species that we are destroying? Is it not natural selection at work for us to be destroying those that cannot live with how we are changing the earth? Since there is no other humans isn’t there an argument that everything we are doing is natural? What are your guys thoughts?
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You CANNOT proof that beetles are not conscious and do not have hopes, dreams, ideas or even a philosophy.
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Biz this kitten was meowing outside my house all day and I brought her in. What do??
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Horse General
Sip Edition
Previous carnage: >>3426659
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what is the most kissable animal??? and is it safe to kiss???
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Bros check my progression, I have been hard meowing for a 2 years, I also chewmaxxed.
My routine is waking up taking dirt showers and using wamo wolf farting method and no roar, mediation for 3 hours daily and chewing sticks for 6 hours daily, are my flanges good enough?
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Does anyone know what kind of bug this is? Found it outside my house a few weeks ago.
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noisy dog
my doggo barks too much and that annoys my neigbors. How do i make them shut up ... i mean my dog
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That handsome cameraman, I-is he looking, ... At me?
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Look at my rabbit bunny :D
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why is great ape conservation so slept on in favor of finding space aliens that may or may not exist /an/?
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If you use one of these, I automatically assume you're an idiot.
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Pet roach
Rate him, He his a good boy.
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my cunt of a parrot broke my nice mechanical keyboard now i have to use this shitty membrane one
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A pigeon made a nest on my balcony under an old bicycle, and there's two babies in it she's taking care of. I've heard that pigeons are pest animals, so should I be doing anything about it, or do I just leave it alone? My father thought it might be appropriate to spray them with bleach, but I thought it should be fine since I hardly go out there, and likely won't disturb the nest otherwise.

Pic related, it's the baby pigeons and their mother.
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>yeah dude we just nail metal into their feet and they don't feel any pain haha
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Is anyone able to identify this?

My cat is currently unwell with diarrhoea. I found this near some of his diarrhoea, but I cant tell whether it's something he was trying to eat, whether it's an internal parasite that has come out of him, or just happens to be nearby?
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my cat scratches his ears a lot and i'm stumped as for a reason...i took him to the vet and they said he didn't have mites and his ears were perfect...any idea if there is a medical issue or does he just really like ear scratching??

i'm worried cause he will literally let me scratch his ears as long and as hard as i want, purring the whole time. at some points i feel like i'm hurting him but he still seems to love it? never met a cat like this
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>top posts are animal hate threads
Animal appreciation thread all species
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rent free
i got drunk and went swimming in the harbour last night and today i looked online and it said you shouldn't swim their because of elevated ecoli

am i gonna die?
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Why don’t they attack us in the wild? Do they know our potential destructive power?
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How old do you think this baby fence lizard I caught was?
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What is the big difference between Ravens and Crows? They both look the same, sound the same and nearly act the same. Ravens are apparently some of the smartest birds on the planet. Why do they look so awful and why does everyone hate them?
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>Dogs are pack animals
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this golden retriever got 20 this year!
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american funnel web spiders
hobo spider
things look nasty, but my understanding is they're relatively harmless
had one build a giant fucking web right next to my spigot that I had to eliminate the other day
just sprayed it and figured that would be good, but felt bad when I saw it twitching like a bitch like 3 hours later

also general spider thread
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i'm going to the mid cretaceous do you want anything
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Why don't reptiles and birbs suffer from septicaemia from having their reproductive organs inside the same opening they shit and piss out of?
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Adopted a Hedgehog, any tips for a new hedgehog owner?

I've had Ferrets, Bunnies, Guinea Pigs and Hamsters.

Named em Bowie

Will provide more pictures later.
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alright so everyone agreed that the 10,000 rats was vastly OP and the obvious choice.
if we take a single bull elephant as the strongest singular unit of land animal, how many of any animal you like do you think would be an equivalent strength combat unit? how many rats would it take to equal it?
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What kind of insect is this?
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Sacred bois
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should I name my new dog lulu or coco
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I wish for a greyhound and a sequel to donkey kong 64
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