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Favorite big cat?
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this cat is my favorite
Fluff boy
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The modern saber-tooth cat.

All of them. Especially little tiggles
Puma yagouaroundi

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Aside from burning various insects and waterlife with a magnifying glass, I once tail docked a barn cat when I was swinging it around my head as a kid. Still kinda feel bad about that.
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Eugh. I went looking for snakes with a friend. We flip rocks on Rocky flats being hit by the late morning sun.

One time we found a whip snake(venomous) zoom under a very large rock. We could see how it was positioned so knew how to flip the rock safely. Turns out there was a second, much larger whip snake under there as well. This one decided to relocate under the path of the rock mid flip. We didn't realise what had happened until my friend got it by the tail and lifted it up. It's lower jaw was completely crushed and it was writhing about. Had to put it out of its misery. Figured it was a female and the smaller one was a male. Small one got away as well. Sorry m8 we killed your gf.

RIP noodle

Felt so shitty
Jesus christ. Who kept giving you all of these animals?
>go on high-school camping trip
>bullet ant nest uncomfortably close to tent
>remember I had brought some methylated
spirits to make firestarting easier
>dig out nest a bit and make a small pit with an entrenching tool
>hundreds, possibly thousands of angry as fuck bull ants swarming in the pit
>pour in metho and light
>ants continue to walk into the pit of hellfire and vaporize for about 5 minutes

>Country boy who had been watching me
starts singing "burning ring of fire" by Johnny Cash
I burned a nest of baby birds once, also murdered a squirrel all when I was young. I hate myself for it every day...
One time I force fed a toad with another frog. Makes me feel filthy beyond measure.

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I live in an shitty neighbourhood (noguns chavs), and I'm going to leave the nest. In a few years my brother is probably also going to leave. So I thought a guard dog to protect my mum would be a good idea (my 12 yo cat is also going to leave us in a few years, and I don't want to leave her alone).
But we never had a dog, and most "guard dog" breeds (GSD, Doberman, Rottweiler...) are unadvised for first dog owners. My grandma had a Skye terrier mutt when my mother was a child. That's it, and it was actually enough to intimidate weirdos and kill rodents. But my grandma was a farm girl who knew how to train a dog.

What breed could be used as guard dog, live in a flat (forget Brittanies and Jack Russell Terriers), and is not more complicated to groom than the average shorthaired stray cat ? It's a small flat, so Great Dane and Mastiffs are not the best choices (would require to give it its own room, wouldn't prefer).

Any ideas /an/ ?
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I know your pain. I'm half sand person and I fucking despise Muslims even though people keep mistaking me for one.
No, we do not usually have lurchers in France. Sighthounds and lurchers are actually forbidden for hunting, but I bet some poachers actually use lurchers (There is also a rural legend about shepherds being forbidden for hunting). Now a Bedlington Terrier might actually be the right choice. Bull Terrier seems ok to me, but my mother actually doesn't like them (well, she didn't liked tabby cats, guess what is sleeping next to her).
You seem to have forgotten that OP is looking for a dog.
Muslims can have dogs, they just refuse to let them come in the house/on couch/on bed, and refuse to be licked. Basically always treat them like betas, which is a good thing.
Total hatred toward dogs is a good indicator of whether they are extremist or not.
OP here.
My mother has 2 uncaged parakeets so animal aggression is no good.
Also she's been getting into the whole feminism thing and is showing resistance to the idea of a dog that objectifies her by humping her leg, what are some breeds that are unlikely to hump?

Tell me about sugar gliders.
Are they good pets?
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Any suggestions?
Are ferrets a better option?
I love rats but I can't handle how short lived they are.
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Chinchillas? They are expensive and high maintenance as well, but at least they make better pets than the shitbags that sugar gliders are.
>that webm
Thats fucking cute
Don't make me want them more with that cute shit, anon.
>Are ferrets a better option?

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if birbs could control their poop and weren't so loud, would they be the dominant pet?
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How many times did they test the hat befor they got it right?
Hey if you were only let out of your bedroom once a day and the only toilet was your floor, you'd shit as soon as you got out too.
accurate post
I taught my bird to poop in the cage. But I hear that they struggle to actually hold it. They certainly can't hold it for long, food passes through their systems so fast.
Smaller birds have a harder time. Even a cockatiel should be able to hold it for a minute, long enough to fly to a pooping perch.

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>cat starts kneading my hairy artpits
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>Doesn't give upboats for literally anything its master does
>Does fucked up and cruel shit constantly for lulz
>Will probably eat your face when you die
>Reddit the animal
More like reddit the poster, am I right?
>cats are reddit now
>yet anon uses reddit spacing
What the fuck? I lived to see 4chan go from atheism to Christianity and from cats to dogs.
>cats are intelligent, nihilistic assholes with a wicked sense of humor just like me!

*tips parasites*
>constantly act smug and superior
>are actually kinda dumb and useless

Yep, i like cats but they're basically Reddit in animal form
>*tips parasites*

first posted on /adv/ but realized Id probably get better answers here

so a girl I am head over heels for has a dog, a german shepherd mix i think. apprently he was at the shelter she works at but was going to be euthanized for being aggressive towards people but she was so attached to him she took him home to work with him and ended up adopting him. apparently he used to be aggressive with strangers who came up to him, lunging at bikes on their runs, things like that. Shes had him and worked with him almost two years and hes great now, any time ive been around him hes been pretty much a model canine citizen. But im honestly still kind of scared to move in with her (and him) because honestly, what if he suddenly is aggressive again? Hes about 80lbs and crazy strong, i do NOT wanna be mauled by that...

how likely is it that he will suddenly attack me after i move in?
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>if you can't beat the shit out of a 40kg dog in a life or death situation if it came down to it, how the fuck would you protect yourself or your gf from an actual criminal?
Don't listen to this naive armchair warrior, if someone sticks you and your girlfriend up, then you give them the fucking money and in exchange don't get stabbed/shot, then you go to the police and let them deal with it. If you're decently fit and alone you can try running, but that's still dangerous. Easy to talk tough about "hurr only 40kg" as well, but those 40kg have sharp fucking teeth and lots of power, and usually get you before you get them, because nobody walks around constantly prepared for their dog to go crazy. Winning a fight to the death is one thing, but most people with any fucking common sense don't want to have their arm torn to shreds needlessly.
gay cunt detected
Honestly, unlike the other posters here, I think there's some valid concern. The question is: how much are you around already? Do you spend the night often? If not, I would commit to a trial period where you bring a bunch of your shit and stay over for a few weeks straight and see how the dog reacts. From there, you can decide what the best course of action is. Yes, I would hope you could win a fight against a GSD. I think you would get at least somewhat fucked up in the process. And I'm sure killing your gf's dog would really bring the two of you together. Don't listen to any of these autists.
>hit the gym
Nash? Is that you?
Start bringing dirty laundry over to her place. Add your smells. Be around for a bit. Introduce yourself to dog outside of home. Doubt you'll have an issue. Dogs normally act aggressive because they are scared. The more aggressive they act, the quicker what's scaring them will leave. In the hands of a bad owner who doesn't know how to train that, it can be bad. But sounds like your gf knows what she's doing and has trained the fear/aggression response out. As long as you're associated with happy times, treats, love and walks, he won't have an issue. But as with any dog in a family unit, you have to maintain your position in the pack. Don't be a weak bitch. Be firm, be the one that provides food, look up how to portray a dominate roll in a relationship. Doubt it will be an issue. Sounds like you're just a bit of a bitch tho which the dog would surely pick up on.

I own 4 GSDs BTW. Been around the block with this breed.

This is mine. Her name's Isabella.
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She's a beauty anon, sure you miss her
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My doggo
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This is mine. Came into my house about 2 years ago looking for a place to stay and eat. His owners abandoned him when he was young and he's apparently been roaming around the neighborhood ever since. So I took him in and he's been with me ever since. Nice personality, loves to sleep on you or on your side.
Thas a big keety! Or are you just small?
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She's a bed hog. Can't get up to make food without her taking up the rest of the bed.

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lets have /an/ gif thread
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They don't realize that they CAN fight back.
Lions usually attack in packs for that very reason.
>attack mode
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Mirror Spiders

Spider edition

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 its

>Tarantulas and other spiders
>Or anything without a backbone

Feel free to post it.

Resources/help and information

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Cute! Have they been working well in the group?

From your description it just sounds like the way nymphs usually curl the abdomen. Do you have a picture?
That's normal, they always keep their abdomen like that as nymphs. In fact it's bad if it's straight, that means they're very hungry.
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Holy Hell.

I don't know whether to be proud or alarmed. I always thought I just had the world's laziest little spider until I got her a new hide made from a clay pot about four days ago. Pic related has been the result. That mountain of dirt at the mouth of her hide has not stopped growing. Each morning I wake to see new, wet patches of dirt laying on top of drier excavations. She has dug tot he bottom of the tank, turned right, dug the whole side out, turned right again, and is now on her way to digging all the way across the front side. her burrow now occupies half the circumference of the enclosure.

Is this normal? did she just not like the other hides I've given her? I know her species is an obligate burrower, but she never seemed to have a knack for digging up until now.
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A. Seemanni

If a creature is incapable of feeling pain, is it still possible to torture it?
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We also can't say that the human way of experiencing distress is the only one that is in some way unpleasant. The dichotomy "if it doesn't experience the same things as us it doesn't experience anyhing noteworthy at all" is an obviously false one.
I'm a beekeeper and former antkeeper and I agree with you completely, I guess I think they're clever robots. Whenever I make this analogy, it always borders on a larger and more troubling philosophical thing about what an automaton is, as we humans are just i/o processing devices that have a wider series of input and a larger processing/problem solving/decision making capacity. Eusocial insects do have to make judgement calls, but I feel they're particularly special with their in/out because their output response is itself often an input condition for another unit in the collective to join in the task at hand, allowing the system to organically expand and contract workforce allocation based on needs. They definitely think about problem solving.

I can't help but anthro them as experiencing fear and anger when a hive is cross with me, because it's hard to otherwise relate to "Giant monkey is disturbing our home, let us suicide mission to force it to retreat". Likewise, the distinctive noise of a queenless hive sounds like sadness, though that noise is really from extra bees without their queen-related tasks buzzing idly.
Pretty sure insects do actually have noiciceptors...

Man why do I always misspell that.
are all insects machines like ants?

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If boards had board animals, which animal do you think would best represent each board? Maybe pic related for /out/
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that one greentext where a /k/ommando fucked a deer
All of those animals are too cool for such shitty boards
It's because the perceived standards of care are different. Typically people who have a busy schedule and really shouldn't have animals at all end up getting cats. Then they neglect the kitten until it grows up into either a skittish autist or a psychopath that resents you for never taking the time out to raise it properly. If your cat is biting or scratching you, you failed as a pet owner. Sorry.
The apex boards get the cool animals regardless of their quality.

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Hello /an/ons. I need information about rabbits, but all that i'm able to find on the internet is wikipedia. Can you suggest me online resources on rabbits? Not domestic ones please.
I need information mostly on what do they eat, when do they reproduce, behaviour, etc.
I'm waitting
Those are not rabbits, those are Mimiga, you pleb. Also what type of information are you looking for as rabbits? Care, breeding, or what?

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I have a 50 gal salt tank stocked with hermies, tang, lawnblazer420, turbo snelz, reggie snelz, emerald snibsnabz, bangii cardinals, and shrimp genociding engineering goobers.
I left home and before leaving I turned off the circulation, put some flakes in, and when I returned just an hour later this little thing was stuck up in the corner here. What is this thing?

Inb4 take it to the vet
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>rare and valuable
Really? They're just snails.
they're not common in the aquarium trade for obvious reasons.

some people pay a lot of money to get them. I wouldn't, but some people do.
I am seeing some articles claiming their toxins are being used in pharmaceuticals
well assuming you're the dude that was on here a couple months ago with cone snails, how much did you pay for yours? Or were they wild caught?
yup, cone snail, no idea which species, but all are venomous to some degree. Doesn't look big enough to be a threat to you, but you should handle it with a lot of care, some of your aquarium residents may be in trouble

They are venomous and have pretty shells, some people are into that shit. Some people just want the shells tho, ask around?

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Hi fellas, I have a problem and I thought that you could help me. Since few days these little motherfucking asian ladybugs has been invading my house. They are everywhere in my room, espacially hidden in walls corners. They are really pain in the ass as they are flying around and I can't focus on work. My only 'weapon' is vacuum cleaner, but they only keep coming. Do you have any ideas, tips how to get rid of these damned bugs? Any help would be appreciated.

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