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You have the power to create one new (1) species of animal to inhabit your local ecosystem. What is it and why?
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Ok but you guys can burn, why do I have to burn I didn't do anything wrong
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Dragons, because I could feed my hick neighbors to it and give it my paycheck in return for its arcane knowledge. [spoiler]later I could probably form an adventuring party and kill it if shit got out of hand, I know a few people who would be down for it[/spoiler]
Yeah, but I need these things to be muching ALL THE TIME.
Easily domesticated bear.
Small, max about the height and length of a great dane.
Can happily live off dog kibble as long as it is augmented with other foods semi regularly (fruit, greens/veggies/fish)

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Join the cat conversation at #mammal

Food & Nutrition

Outside Enrichment
Behavioral problems

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is "good" good enough?

I failed hard in the final days of my last cat. I over treated, I should have just let him rest, I should have just loved him instead of trying to pill him, poke him, and force feed him. I should have had more people in my life to help me help him, I should have owned my own business or worked on my own terms instead of making a decision around my work schedule and deadlines, I should have done different. I've made mistakes, and my standards have risen massively as a result. I can't meet my own standards

I'm volunteering at the shelter where she's at, if she doesn't get adopted, then I guess "good" will have to be good enough once more
I mean, she's kinda perfect. She's young, very young, I don't think she's even 3 years like they're guessing, those eyes tell me not a day over 2. Yet she can't climb such that she'd get caught up a tree, and it'd be harder for her to hunt the landlord's pea-chicks (we have peacocks/peahens here, he's a boot-strappy libertarian prepper hunter s thompson hollywood type, real life mr scorpio). I'm already accustomed to a cat who needs steps to get up to high places, internet research tells me she can be harnessed...

honestly I'm expecting her to get adopted, she calls out to people and loves attention. I didn't even notice she was missing an arm at first, if she doesn't get adopted in the week I'll have lost all hope for humanity
You'll do better, you made him happy before he got sick, and animals have relatively shorter lives than us that they can go down hill really fast, but you helped him before that nonetheless.

If she doesn't get adopted in a week, you should grab her.
I’m this person here >>2720825 so I don’t know about cats but what you said about your last cat really resonated. I felt exactly the same about my dog that died at Christmas, man. You do all you to help them and it’s despairing. Eventually everyone seemed to have given up on him, and in the end it was just me and him and sitting up watching his respiratory rate, trying to give him another pill, another shot, willing the drugs to work, hating all the hell he went through to the marrow of my bones. He just soldiered on because honestly I genuinely believe he loved me and he wanted to soak up his time with me as much as he could but he was also like ‘give up, it’s over’. I think he knew in his dog way and I guess they’re all like this - they don’t sweat the hope and despair, they just accept it’s done. Beyond heartbreaking. I don’t have words to describe that kind of end of it all love for another being that you get in those last dark days when you know it’s coming but you’re desperate to do all you can for them, and they land up being infinitely wiser and more able to cope with death than we can achieve in a million lifetimes.

Anyway, I’m rambling. You need to get that cat. That’s my sincere belief because I think you think like me and if that was me, I’d be like fuck it, that’s my cat because i would already know she was like you already know she is. Sign from the universe, man. Get her; don’t wait.
you're a good dude, pancake dog bro

2 parts dog, 1 part cat, and 100 parts autism. Tanukis and red panda also welcome. No black people pls, we don't need that kind of coon here.
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at least we have mozilla firefox
Fat raccoons are the best

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Old Thread: >>2695580
/an/cord horse channel: https://discord.gg/3xGbBG2

How fares your ponies, /an/?
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oh horse
tell me your secrets
I'm away from my horse folder. Someone keep the thread alive dammit.
four sphincters
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>tfw thinking of all the hors secrets that were lost when the library of alexandria burned

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How can I get my pitbull to look like this?
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you SMASH it then SLAM it, then you have ur own toadagi gambino
SMASH and SLAM it's genepool
Real question would be why would you
Get a huge ol mallet and SLAM his ass. You wont kill it if you play Tom & Jerry score in the background.
step 1: SMASH
step 2: SLAM

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I get a good 9 hours a night from ten PM to. seven, I'm on holiday right now so I'm all over the place. I eat a lot of lean protien like ostrich, kangaroo and game meats and so much fish. I drink a weird amount of grapefruit juice.
That sounds awesome. Hope I can get my shit together too.
There wouldn’t be so many fatal accidents if there weren’t so many unconcerned retards behind wheels, retards like you. Yes I called you a retard.
deer are just dumb goats
Deer have horns nigga they can still charge you and they're far faster than you. I think the real question is why ISN'T anyone afraid of deer?

If these birds are supposed to be herbivorous, then what was the point of that massive, heavily built beak that so many of them have?
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for cracking nuts and seeds. literally the whole purpose of heavy duty beaks like parrots have.
Yeah the giant ass beak obviously helps them crack those tough moth carapaces you fuck.
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If these birds are supposed to be herbivorous, then what was the point of that massive, heavily built beak that so many of them have?
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If these birds are supposed to be herbivorous, then what was the point of that massive, heavily built beak that so many of them have?

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I've somehow lived almost thirty years without even hearing about the silky anteater before this day, and that terrifies me. What other insanely adorable animals have I been missing out on? Just look at that little face and hook hands. The perfect mix of sharp and soft.
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Anteaters are great.
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What animal somehow passed under your radar for way too long?

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Someone is on the highway with their dog in a metal crate no water in the back of their truck trunk. There is nothing in their truck I can assume they just do not want dog hair on the seats.

Should I report this person?
What's the problem unless it's extremely hot or something? Some dogs freak the fuck out if they ride in the front seat, I have to put mine in a crate with blankets over it because she'll jump around and kick my gear shift while I'm driving
The feds would laugh in your face, they don't give a shit even with real animal abuse cases.
If they're driving down the highway they're fine. It's only an issue if it's a parked car
Heatwave hottest day of the year here
> truck trunk.

not sure what you mean by this, was it a covered truck bed or open? If it was closed then the dog was in the climate controlled interior, if open it had moving air. Regardless either way if fine, some dogs don't behave in vehicles well, they can try and climb into the drivers lap or under their feet and that's dangerous, you also have no idea what duration or distance the guy was going.

this anon is correct

Can somebody explain to me, in layman's terms, what exactly a mushroom is?
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Comin' up out the ground
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mushrooms seen in the cascade mountains 1/3
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Russula sp.

Maybe Bolbitius, hard to judge scale

Scleroderma sp.

Dig it up gently without breaking the stem, possibly an edible Agaricus. More than likely an inedible Agaricus.

Good shots! You captured them well. Not sure if you were looking for ID's or not, but there you go, lol.


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Hey guys,

So my cat has an ongoing problem with random loose stools. I have kept her food stable (I give her wellness kitten/kitten core and chicken wellness) and for the most part her stool is solid. However every once in awhile she will have a loose stool. Frequency isn’t really an issue, when she has a loose stool it’s usually just one or two and then it resolves the next day. These episodes are maybe ~3 weeks - 1 month apart. For instance this morning, she had a totally solid stool but then randomly total diarrhea in the afternoon. I took her to the vet for this two months ago, all fecal tests were negative. She took antibiotics for ten days just in case since he suspected a gut imbalance from her earlier surgery (she had a uterine infection and emergency spay) but this is still a recurring issue. My other cat has no issues whatsoever so I’m wondering if anyone has some insight on this. She is otherwise playful and no health problems. Could it be her food? Does anyone have any experience with this? Right now I give her probiotics in her food but that’s it. Thanks!

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post cute pics of your birb
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duck want up
Stages of greif

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Old thread reached image limit, so it's about time to start a new one. Post your bird sightings here, as well as photography and birding advice, ID tips and tricks, gear discussion, etc. Field recordings are welcome too!

Pic related, female bushtit.
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I got you senpai!
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I was driving in town and saw these birds. I parked and watched them for a bit, it was clear to me that the baby bird was stuck in the gutter and couldn't get up onto the curb. I decided I would help and cornered the baby so I could scoop him up onto the curb.
That was nice of you to help those Killdeers, anon.
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Birds seen in the cascade mtns today
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Hello /an/, today some random person left a dog with a blanket and a note saying "ADOPT ME blah blah you are good person :)". I now will have to spent to next hours (hopefully no more than two days) trying to find a home for this puppy.

I would appreciate if you help me with some doubts I have?
What breed is he/she?
Does this type of dog have any special requirements/necessity?
All I really want is find a good home for him/she and call it a day.

All I know is that is going to grow very big.
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Either a golden was mixed with a very fluffy breed, or you ended up with a pyrenean mountain dog. Good luck if that's the case, because that's a livestock guardian breed, and stubborn as hell.
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might just be a fluffy golden. mine had a similar fuzzy coat around 3 months but he is purebred
It’s a golden retriever for fucks sake. I’ve had four. They all look like this as puppies.
Which state do you live in?
nah bro it's a brown recluse

I was convinced by my family to try out birds and get a Budgie 7 years ago. This stupid fucker has not bonded with me or any of the fucks who encouraged his purchase or anyone else this whole time.

I put him to sleep with a black blanket covering his cage like your supposed to, I play video games in his room which he chirps at delightfully, I have him near a window so he can get sunlight and hear other birds, I literally try all the tricks online but he just panics anytime someone puts their hand in his cage no matter how you do it or if you talk to him at all or how long you do it.

Is he a lost cause or what should I try?
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>Your bird could simply be averse to contact and content to simply making noise with you.
This. I have two males who do not like physical contact from me but are happy to boop my nose with their beaks, fly onto my shoulders and step up onto my hands. If i try to fuss them i get the angry head feather pumping thing, then noise, then biting. It's all on their terms and what they allow changes every day.

You can't force birds into anything. If you think cats have a holier than thou attitude birds are much worse. You just need to find your place together and work with it.
The pet store clipped his wings when I first got him but that was it. There are two dogs and two cats in the house and my cat is definitely one I wouldn’t want anywhere near the bird if I let him out. However if I kept the door closed when I did it and made sure the window was shut then I could definitely try your suggestion, thank you.
try it but lock the door and windows and be VERY careful. any rapid movements can spell disaster as you or somebody may hurt the birb.
finger in the cloaca until he likes it
Yeah this was the case for mu budgie.I also had him for about 7 years a a kid before I got sick of it and asked my grandma to clip his wings. She clipped them and then I took it out of the cage and played with it around the house we had a lot of fun but then one day it died about a year or two later.
Just clip the wings and take it out of the cage.

Oh I didnt see this thing about the cats. Yeah that's a problem. I never ended up training my bird or anything though, he just got used to you after a while. I think the 7 years of being around people in the cage helped too.

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