"/an/ - Animals & Nature" is 4chan's imageboard for posting pictures of animals, pets, and nature.
>Rats need friends
>Rats need free roam time
>Rats need and deserve all the love they can get
>other rodent friends also welcome Any cool perennial plants I can grow indoors?
Also will becoming a plant autist help with depression or is it just another futile attempt at escape that just drags you further into the pit? god speed! cats dont belong indoors Hawk edition
Please post pictures and talk about your chickens. What's happening with your flocks, anons? Questions welcome. >So, you from Kenya? That's swell, I often visit your country during my vacations I found some baby rats. What do? 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
>>4146414 Flordia Bigman Edition
>>>4145606 Previous Thread
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVJLEQ0AoKBwD0I_IzSO5wg Useful channel for general Bigfoot inf Hey so i am looking for a microscope for gendering my tarantulas currently looking at this with a zoom of 600x
is it good enough? Human thread.
Humans I consider to be animals as well, myself included, as I am enlightened by my own intelligence. Discuss these animals here. I am an absolute master at petting cats (in my hands, even not purring cats start to purr and turn their belly towards me). But I have absolutely no idea how to pet horses correctly. I stroked a goat once, but there was not much response, moreover, she immediately began to butt me.
So what do I need to know before contacting horses? What is their body language? Do they like cat-type petting? All kinds of gentle strokes on the cheeks from the nose and down the neck, plus
some scratching behind the ears. Thanks.
*also post some webms of people cuddling horses Can someone help me in identifying the breed of this animal (cat?), please! Has any other animal, either living or extinct, ever attracted such a large and vocal group of low functioning autists as the Spinosaurus?
Only thing I can think of that comes close is pitbulls. Convergently performed by sauropsids and synapsids. Agile sprinters with good eyesight and prehensile claws, capable of hunting noticeably larger prey in solo.
Yeah, there may be highly conservative or specialized forms of successful predators occupying a narrow niche, such as crocodiles, eagles, snakes or scorpions - but among the highly organized fauna, cats and raptors have no equals. They are literally synonymous with the word hunter. Vintage edition
>One-stop shop for relevant background information for starting a project
>Fantastic blog covering all sorts of spec evo topics in-depth
>The Speculative Evolution forums, full of resources and ongoing projects
>Link to a PDF of Wayne Barlowe’s “Expedition”, a seminal work of speculative evolution full of incredible paintings and illustrations
https://youtu.be/Rbi8Jgx1CNE [Embed] [Embed] [Open] [Embed] [Embed]
>”The Future is Wild”, a CGI documentary following the evolution of life on Earth in the far future
>Dougal Dixon, arguably the father of speculative evolution. These are links to PDF’s of his books “After Man”, “The New Dinosaurs”, and “Man After Man”
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https://multituberculateearth.wordpress.com/ I found 3 kittens in my backyard just now. There is an adult black cat that hangs around sometime, and I think these may be hers (2 dark white kittens and 1 light grey one)
They were right next to the fence and my neighbors dogs were going crazy scratching at the fence, so I moved them away a little and put them in a box.
This one though seems like it might be blind. It's much less active than the others and when I moved my finger around it didn't react.
Is it blind, and if so what should I do? Take it to a shelter? Birds of Prey: Bearded Vulture Edition Previous >>4153137
Pygmy Sunfish edition
Discuss anything aquarium related here, including inhabitants, decor, and issues. Before asking questions in this thread, 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 inhabitants + how long you've had them
>Pictures are always helpful
Stocking and Water Change Calculator:
Articles and Care Guides:
Aquatic Plant Database:
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>https://reefbuilders.com/reef-tank-setup/ Is this a rabbit? How do I stop it from eating my rose bushes? Post Mastiff type dogs/Molossers in general
Breeds include but not limited to :
Neapolitan/Bull/English/French Mastiffs, American/Alapaha/Continental bulldogges, Central Asian/Anatolian/Caucasian Shepherds, various bandogge mix and more! I’m trying to find a list of every tree species in the United States. Anybody happen to know of one? Why do we see the wavelength of red as "red" and the wavelength of green as "green" instead of the other way around? Is there an evolutionary reason? I won't be original and pick the classics:
>elasmosaurus *is better than your dog*
*is better than your favorite animal*
*is better than YOU*
How do they do it? How do they keep being better than everything else? It's not fair that the world must harbor such perfection, such beauty, such intelligence... I moved in with someone who owns a cat.
I'm super paranoid and worried about catching toxoplasmosis. I only pat the cat either when I'm wearing gloves, or right before I wash my hands. I know T. gondii is in cat feces, and the cat tracks some litter out of the litter box sometimes, so I walk around the house with flipflops until I get to my room, which the cat isn't allowed it, but like in until a week before I moved in (I'm allergic to cats but fine if I stay away, which is a good excuse to avoid patting).
That said, if I inhale some shed cat hair, is that a way to contract toxoplasmosis? I'm worried about that because it's getting hotter and I got an A/C unit from a spare room. I cleaned the filter but am still worried about any stray cat hair left behind somehow. are they dogs with flippers?
or bears with flippers? >be me
>degenerate well-off guy in low CoL city
>dont have shit to do tomorrow because mfw self-employed
>playing Selling Sunset drinking game at 2 am with sexy wife
>Sexy Wife goes to sleep due to exhaustion
>She’s tired after great performance earlier tonight by yours truly
>Decide to get head start on week and do some work.
>go into other room
>work for few hours on hybrid NFt/Sports Arbitage business
>Start feeling bored
>Really high but out of weed
>Really drunk but out of beer
>Hamsters are nocturnal
>I’ll let my hamster out of his cage and watch him run around
>Let hamster out in living room
>U CANT TOUCH THIS by MC Hamster starts playing in my head
>Lying on couch watching hamster run around, it’s now 4 am
>Going to hit the gym soon like every morning, opens at 5
>All of a sudden my peace is interrupted
>Oh fuck fuck fuck
>one of my cats is out and hissing at the hamster
>not the fat lazy cat i have but the meaner, huntress one
>Jump into action before hamster dies, grab cat
>Take cat to bedroom and shut the door
>feel satisfied i have saved the hamster
>I AM A NOBLE GOD
>walk back to living room
>Expect grateful Hamster
>room is quiet
>hamster nowhere to be seen
>oh well I’m sure it’s hiding in a couch cushion or something Does /an/ love them or hate them? Why does my Labrador have a small bump on its skull? What purpose does this have? Post/discuss rocks, gems, minerals etc. What kind of bee is this? can someone identify it? it looks like some kind of carpenter bee. Every two hours my cat starts to scream and drool, it lasts less than a minute
He doesn't smell bad, nose is moist, color of paws is ok.
He has appetite but doesn't drink, also no pee or poop for 24+ hours
He is 15 y.o.
What might this be? >§ 113-291.13. Application of wildlife laws to opossums.
>No State or local statutes, rules, regulations, or ordinances related to the capture, captivity, treatment, or release of wildlife shall apply to the Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana) between the dates of December 29 of each year and January 2 of each subsequent year. (2015-73, s. 1.)
Why did North Carolina legalize animal cruelty against the Virginia opossum for several days a year? where do trees from seedless fruit come from Did you Obliterate your Budgie today? Also is it legal? Thinking about maybe buying a opossum or a fox monkey from one someday. Big cat enthusiast thread: wife edition I will make an exception because he looks very polite. The best animals, tube, long, fat. Post seals. It is amazing when seals move and you can see how fat they are. Not sea doggos, seals. The best one has to be the southern elephant seal, enormous males. Post birds, appreciate birds >spreads parasite that makes you love them and makes prey retarded
>one of the highest success rates on hunting
>can adapt to any environment
>can jump 9 times its height
>can infect shit with claws
>basically a killing machine
>aww look at mittens play with the string!
The greatest trick the cat ever pulled was convincing the world it was "just a cat" If somehow humans and all the monkey species disappeared one day from which animal would intelligent life evolve next?
Probably raccoons or otters imho. Nós somos um grupo do ensino médio integrado ao técnico em Desenvolvimento de Sistemas que como TCC escolhemos fazer um alimentador automático para peixes ornamentais (carpas), foi proposto pelos professores para que criássemos um formulário e uma pesquisa de campo, para assim obter mais informações sobre o tema.Ficaríamos muito felizes em ter sua ajuda com esse projeto.Para isso, basta apenas responder o formulário, não é muito longo então não irá demorar.
Agradecemos a atenção. really not a fan of grackles These fuckers sit outside my window squacking loudly for hours annoying the shit out of me. How do I deal with these fucking pests? It is an objective fact of nature that the animal organism known as Felis Catus was biologically evolved to consume raw meat.
Why do all vets I talk to recommend me to use their processed pet food crap? I'm afraid of contradicting them to their face and calling them retarded because they might hurt my cat, but this is getting so tiresome. Are Labradors the best dog breed? How do you cope with the fact that every part of nature is either vagina, penis or brain shaped? What would you do if scientists combined the best elements of cats with the best elements of dogs? Would regular cats and dogs become obsolete? How do females properly convey to males which hole needs to be entered? VGH... what could have been... How dangerous are wolves really? They seem friendly enough. No really, who is responsible for this idiotic meme? This is as much autism as the depiction of theropod forelimbs in a non-functional avian position. Or trying to add feathers to every dinosaur that came across.
None of the known archosaurs have lips - it's a purely lepidosaur trait.
It is the wings of birds that evolved from theropod limbs, and not vice versa.
You don't need a streamlined airfoil if you can't fly.
As far as I know, all this idiocy is purely speculative and based only on conjecture. So, it seems that the new generation of "paleoreconstructors" in their intelligence and cognitive function has come close to stegosaurs or sauropods. There has been a dog that has been consistently barking for the past 5 hours. Why do dogfags pretend these animals are based? My American Akita of 14.5 years passed away last night at midnight. It only feels like she's in another room and not gone. I miss her so much already, bros.
Picture is not her, but, looks exactly like her.
Just had to get that off my chest. I haven't cried much since I guess it doesn't feel real. Blah. I'm glad she's not in pain anymore. She could barely stand up anymore and for the last 3 days she was not eating or going outside to potty. She expelled bile and then stopped breathing after contorting on our kitchen floor. :( I miss you, Akita (We named her after her breed, Akita.). Daddy loves you. Are there any nature documentaries that even remotely compare? Genuine question Could they create a society if they lived longer? why bother with any other dog breed when they are all inferior to a german shepherd? i think it is time for a corvid thread I know this isn't a vet, but they're all closed near me. He wanted out two days ago, so I put him out and left a bowl of food and water, which he never touched. He finally showed up on the porch again half an hour ago and was just laying there meowing at me and wouldn't do much else. I carried him in and tried to give him his favorite treats, he won't touch them. I put him on my bed and he's just laying there relaxing, picrel. he shakes a bit when i'm touching him and feels colder than usual.
Is it all over bros? he's only 10, what the fuck Please post anomalocaris or other prehistoric creatures.
Bonus points if they include anime girls or they are funny memes. foot edition
This thread is dedicated to all animals of the reptilia and amphibia classes. 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:
>reptilescanada.com (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
>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
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previous thread >>4154700 I'm going to post a platypus every day until all of /an/ wants a puggle to snuggle.
Old thread>>>3953198 >Be me
>Eat half of it
>Both the half I’m holding and the half I just ate grow into a full worm
>Repeat steps with newly formed worm in my hand
this is literally the solution to world higher Just a reminder: somewhere in the artic sea there's a fat drowsy retarded fishe that's been swimming lazily here and there since before Shakespeare was born If you're us, what appeared to be a carnie goldfish was in fact a Prussian fucking carp that the carnie had definitely just pulled out of one of our town's many lakes. Got it this gorgeous 20 gallon tank, accessories, tank-cleaning species and a few little friends for company. Everything's gonna be great, we are A+++ new fish owners up in here. The fucker won't stop growing. Just gets bigger and bigger, eating all the food and shitting up the tank. Big grey slab of asshole fish. Never pretty, never golden, never pleasant to have; just endlessly growing and shitting and bullying the smaller fish.
It lived for eight goddamn years. I picked up two baby burbs (pic related) who fell from a nest on the top of the roof on my balcony.
I had to put them in a box to avoid further fell down.
I have not seen their parents the last two days, a third bird seems to cry there.
Now a hailstorm hit too and i took them inside giving up the hope the parents will turn up again.
What do i feed and how much, how often etc. How long will that take?
I gave them some maggots from a fishing store, the only store that was opened yesterday, so that they dont starve. They seem to eat them alright.
Heading to the petstore, what do i need to buy? Do arachnids have good vision? Post and discuss about pigs all across the globe, domesticated and wild pigs. Anything porcine related is welcome. Go ham.
*Snort* Where is a good place to teach your dog how to swim? I don't have a pool. Why are people more relaxed around elephants? Can we get a hybrid thread going? These are churks and are the reason my turkey meat is considered kosher What does /an/ think of Attenborough? Frog thread
Feed many flies to frogs Mastiff breeds are the best dogs, just saying
Imo, Rottweilers are the best. Cane Corsos are good too tho. >be me
>be government tradie
>get instructions to mow paths but let the rest turn into wilderness for bees and shit
>constantly hear boomers complain on how bad they want to poison the fucking shit out of it
>JUST FUCKING MOW IT DOWN YOU CUNTS, JUST GET US A NICE GREEN CARPER WITHOUT ANY NASTY BUGS OR INSECTS
>get more instructions to plant wild flower seeds through the grass
>literally boomers start a petition against this
>got given a lecture the other day at work on how dandelions are scum of the earth
these fucks can't die sooner holy shit do I hate them with a burning passion Why my cat bites me when I'm petting her and shes really enjoying it but then also wants to eat my fingers? I don't mean soft bites shes, shes really going for it. Wild edition
Previous thread taken down by jannies due to breaking rules. Happy anniversary to the elephant puncher! How can evolution explain this kind of thing?
I don't see how mutations can lead towards this, seems very precise to be left to chance and cribbing.
https://youtu.be/SM-Ilh2lHZk Can bears really eat calmly at the picnic table with humans? Study shows Toxoplasma-infected subjects are rated more attractive, symmetrical, and healthier than non-infected ones. Suggesting sexually transmitted parasites, such as T. gondii , may produce changes in the appearance and behavior of the human host to increase its spread to new hosts
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/359467744_Are_Toxoplasma-infected_subjects_more_attractive_symmetrical_or_healthier_than_non-infected_ones_Evidence_from_subjective_and_objective_measurements Just a big retarded magpies with teeth. Caught my first ever brook silverside today. Check this thing out, dudes. Looks stunning. /bun/
bunny/rabbit general What type of turtle is this >Um Dinosaurs can't pronate their hands because crocodilians can't pronate their hands
>Crocodilians literally walk with pronated hands
Is this a fucking gaslighting attempt or something?? I'm starting to think most paleontologists and redittors don't actually know what the word "pronation" means. How do stores get away with selling these to normies that will inevitably kill them? A retard I knew dug his out when it buried for a molt and threw it away thinking it was dying. At which point something stops being nature? Are domesticated species part of nature?
Are GMOs nature? Should I get a friend for my cat? I hate leaving her alone even for an hour. She's not destructive except to cardboard, but she does get nervous and scared easily. It was a lot worse when I got her a few months ago. She's afraid of people except for my brother and of course myself.
Also please say something nice to her. Why is it that we humans are so much smarter than any other animal on Earth? I get that we made neanderthals, our closest relatives, go extinct, but how come none of the other species like birds or felines have evolved to get anywhere near humans? It really is a giant gap between us and other animals when you consider the average IQ for a human adult is ~100 and none of the other animals have managed to get past 5 IQ points. Could a fish/aquatic animal evolve to travel like a hydrofoil? Dorsal fin evolved into a sail and pectoral and whatnot evolving into a hydrofoil frame thing? My friend's cat disappeared in an urban area with extreme traffic how do i find him? >cat haters don't realize cats prevent us from being overrun by nature
And let's face it, something else would try to fill in the void. Animals are always trying to eat each others. I sprayed some diluted mint oil in a room with my cat. I let her out because the smell was terribly potent and it seemed to be bothering her, and looked into the safety of mint oil for cats afterwards, and realized I fucked up. She's in another room now away from this one. She was in here for maybe 5 to 10 minutes after I sprayed, and most of the dlrays were directly onto my window sills, though some of the spray may have still reached her fur. Should I just take her to the vet or is this unlikely to harm her as a one time thing? Why do animals have tails and we don't? >"Humping isn't a sexual thing for dogs, it's just a way of showing dominance."
>I wake up in the middle of the night and see my dog humping my arm, breathing heavily, licking it
Yep, totally not sexual. What if elephants learned to throw rocks with their trunk? Whats (one of) the most terrifying alternate evolution species (or order or whatrver) you can think of, on your own or woth references, that yet still couldve been plausible on Earth?
>Not any more intelligent than a corvid
>born on Earth mostly similar to our own
>scary because it can kill you
>the bigger the better. I dont care about Japanese hornets unless theyre dog sized or something. But I prefer bigger than that. Something that looks formidable and maybe not out of place in a dark and fucked up section of some JRPG
>ideally threatening on its own
>bonus pounts if its terrifying in other ways and not just the fact that it can kill you.
Basically, Im looking for grimdark boss fight. A Cthulhian scenerio where just encountering it, and only one of it, has likely already doomed you. Or fairly close to that.
Dont just use a real one either; make it worse. Kittens are more fun to play with than puppies. This is the borzoi thread. Why is moving your pet in ways unnatural for them acceptable? I can't imagine that cats are happy with these kinds of things, nevermind pets like rabbits and guinea pigs Why are they becoming more common?
I've noticed this the first time with pugs, but the entirety of their apeal boils down to
>own a hideous dog
>post it on social media
>writhe in extasy as the mindless mob hates anyone who says the truth just because it isn't all flowers and sunshine - pugs are ugly and repulsive, they look like Jabba the Hut got a dog pregnant and the baby had a normal coat color
Started noticing this more with wild animals like raccoons and foxes. Why is this abnormality becoming more common? >horses sweat
>horses have top hair
>horses can have fucking mustaches
>horses do not have penile bones just like humans which is incredibly rare in the animal world
Horses are way closer related to us than you will ever admit. >dude just mow your yard twice a week, fuck you if you dare to let one dandelion grow in your yard you fucking monster people who gush about some basic bitch tabby cat or husky dog being ZOMG SO BEAUTIFUL
is this genuine?
because it doesn't feel genuine Is the Candyman bloodline really that good? Toadlines are only going for $3k. Do you think I could haggle them down for a female to breed? What % of cats and dogs can you pet?
for me, its 50% for cats and 99.9% for dogs.
im trying to get my cat ratio up, but the wild cats might have diseases. and cats are harder to gain the trust of https://youtu.be/v241TF-cSzU
Don't feel bad about boiling 'em alive by the batch Why can a giraffe walk straight out of the womb but a human baby despite humanity throwing rocks for all of history not even do that, or walk. Why did the Crocodiles side with the Allies in WW2?
>That night [of the 19 February 1945] was the most horrible that any member of the M. L. [motor launch] crews ever experienced. The scattered rifle shots in the pitch black swamp punctured by the screams of wounded men crushed in the jaws of huge reptiles, and the blurred worrying sound of spinning crocodiles made a cacophony of hell that has rarely been duplicated on earth. At dawn the vultures arrived to clean up what the crocodiles had left.... Of about one thousand Japanese soldiers that entered the swamps of Ramree, only about twenty were found alive.—Wright whenever I pet my cat, I always rub his back in the area just before his tail. he loves it.
I recently read that that's an erogenous zone so I'm essentially masturbating him? he's neutered. Have I been raping my cat this whole time? anyone have gardening or hiking pepes/apus? My dog has mitral heart failure, the surgery is at least 30k. I'm working on my credit, with some not too bad collections falling off in a year or so, but right now I won't get approved for anything, I tried. What do I do? What are the available options? I will fuck anyone and anything to get this paid for why don't you open the door to let your cat in your room when he/shes crying?
all they want is just to be with you
i just lost my cat recently and i don't think i can just lock my door on another cat again no matter how much they keep me up at night with meowing would you make one in your current climate? What plants would you grow? Post cute/happy ducklings I saw this duck while I was fishing today, and it just seemed kinda fucked up to me. It has a huge lumpy behind, and it seemed like it was reluctant to move from under a bench. Doesn't look like a mallard, but there was this clearly smaller male mallard with it. My cat just ate my weed seedlings first leaves. Is it possible, that it will grow up again?
pic related Why are cats more memeable than other pets? It seems like the memeability ranking is
Also, ever notice very few dog breeds are memeable? It's pretty much that doge dog and most recently, the homophobic dog. Previous thread:
a week ago i posted a thread about coping with the fact that my 11 year old cat was getting old and wanting to make the most of the time i had with him
well on Friday the 13th of all times i get a call from my mom that he died after falling off the her apartment balcony and hitting the sidewalk or and pavement from the second floor of the apartment building
i fucking told her she shouldn't be letting him outside on the patio even if "oh as long as hes not alone outside and hes being watched and i saw he was trying to climb on the chairs and small tables but i swear i moved as much away from the balcony as i could and i don't understand how she let him get on the railing so he could lay there and then allegedly having a heart attack
his name was Jayfeather after the Warrior cats that my mom reads and he was the such a sweet and beautiful cat i could just snuggle and hold in my arms and have him lay on my chest on the couch to snuggle and now i'll never hear his meows wanting more pets and attention and i'll never hold my Boobie-Boo-Bear as i liked to call him when i held him
now hes up in Star Clan now or just oblivion now since they were already the cremate him and i can't see his body tho i know its probably blood and guts now If I introduce a colony of jumping spiders to my garden, will they take care of an aphid infestation?