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Why do most people think rats are ugly? i find them cute. They're just big mice
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>>2450713
Nah, mice are asshats. Rats are a lot smarter and better in every single way.
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That's probably the negative associations with rats. For example, I unironically think that flies are cute as hell, but I totally get how people find it difficult to get past their image as things that eat shit and rotting meat, and spread germs and diseases.
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>>2450713
Both mice and rats are adorable.

>>2450722
>mice are asshats
Fuck your face.
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>>2450713
>they're just big mice
This doesn't really help you since people also hate mice.
Rats are cool animals. Rodents in general are fucking awesome and they're the most widespread and diverse group of mammals there is. And they're cute. Unfortunately, they thrive off making problems for us so they've got a pretty bad rep. I love them, but I do wish they would find a food source that doesn't involve stealing from my livestock. Thankfully though, i've got some pals indoors who (usually) don't chew holes in everything I own.
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>>2450713
>I think i am unique because I have an opinion that I believe is unique but actually isn't.
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>>2450713
I have no problem with the fancy rats but wild ones.... I get the distinct pleasure in shooting and trapping them.
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>>2450880
If you derive pleasure from killing living beings just for following their instincts even if it means inconvenience for you, you're an asshole, anon.

>b-b-but my stuff

You're the peak of evolution and they're just animals. Use your fucking head and think of a better way to protect your shit without resorting to primal violence.
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> small family of rats move into my home and see them occasionally
> usually startle my birds
> after thorough searching find them sleeping in a box of stored clothing
> smashed them to hell

Only good ratto is a dead one.
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The rats I had crawling around my home were pretty hardy, even after getting hit straight in the neck/cervical vertebrae with a Victor rat trap, they wouldn't die, and needing atleast a couple of rounds of copper BBs straight in the head to finally kill.
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>>2450912
muh morals
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>>2450917
true fact
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Juveniles are cute, but at the same times rats are realy nasty, dirty animals.
They are the ones that thrive in human settlements, so if anything they are a mirror to the world we create.
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>>2450713
>Why do most people think rats are ugly?
do they?
I mean it's not like you cited a study saying most people think rats are ugly. Does this study actually exist?
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>>2450938
>>>/b/
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>>2450989
It is a casual conversation. You don't need to bring studies in one.
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>>2450998
>You don't need to bring studies in one.
unless your a priori assumption is false. Then you might.
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>>2450880
edgy
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>>2450713
There's a big difference between pet store rat and mangy sewer rat
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The tails.
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>>2451378
yeah i have rats, and when new people are introduced to em they usually do fine petting the rat's head or back, but if that tail gets anywhere near them they flip the fuck out
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>>2451394
Their tails are nasty, it is always caked in dirt.
I remember when my rats were pups they spent a lot of time cleaning their tails, but after adulthood, they just dragged it in shit and piss. I imagine it is used to create those piss trails they use to navigate.
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possums are just big rats
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>>2450713
Fuck rats and mice. They have infested the hotel i work at. Fuckers are getting into the walls, climbing up completley vertical walls and getting into guests rooms via small holes where the AC units are.
Whoever the fuck installed this AC units is to blame, they left huge holes into the walls under the AC units

Im extremly impressed that these lil fuckers made it to the 8th floor of this building from climbing walls.
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When you have a shitty nasty house suitable for rats, they'll indeed live there. How shocking. Also wild rodents and bugs will infest that shithole.
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>>2452648
oh man, that reminds me of a time when I was called to a feed supply business in regards to intermittant internet. Attached a device to their coax line & see a break between the building & the pole. Owners say they had mice and rats getting in by chewing thru the conduit at the pole & scurrying 180 ft in the u/g conduit and up into the building so they sealed one end with expanding foam, flooded the conduit, and then sealed the building end. Ew... wonderful. :-P

Chip the foam away and start hauling back to the pole. Start to see the coax is chewed thru in places. Argh! Ho-lee-fuck! A big mass of dead rodents comes out.... basically a big blob. And the smell!! fuck. me. I was gagging. Replaced coax & had a wonderful 45 min drive back with the stinking mess in the back of my van, windows rolled down, to the recycle bin. Had to throw out work gloves too.

Fuck wild rodents. The chucklefuck who earlier called the guy an asshole for enjoying hunting these little shits: grow the fuck up. It's vermin. You're probably one of those peta-pussies in the youtube comments of reptile feeding videos.
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>>2452690
Your retarded
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>>2453429
No anon, just Australian.
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we literally have a built in reaction to climb when rats are around so we don't get the fucking plague. So thats why we think they are ugly lol
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>>2452690
I am the 'chucklefuck' and I hope some kangaroo kicks your guts out your asshole. I am trying my best to stop being a misantrope, but holy fucking shit is it hard with ignorant idiots like you infesting our planet.
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>>2453709
Rats are parasites unless domesticated.
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>>2451409
I think they're cute, too.
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>>2450987
>rats are realy [...] dirty animals
no. factually wrong.
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>>2453811
Citation
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>>2453811
I kept them. While they clean their fur quite often, they also casualy piss on each other. Make literal piss roads, drag their tail through piss and shit for further scent marking, prefer to sleep surrounded by the smell of their own urine in a pis-soaked nest.
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>>2453709
>kangaroo
It'll be a long wait, kid. I live at the antipode of kangaroo-land. Now are you finished venting or do you have more you wish to say? :-)
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>>2451409
Possums > rats
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Rats are warm and they belong in my butthole
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>>2454196

>a fucking leaf

>>2454204

noice
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drop the cheese & back away or I pull the pin
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>>2451409
Australian possums are superior
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because they spread diseases (evolutionary psychlogy is a protip)
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I've always found rats cute, but they're the pitbulls of the rodent family.

My dad used to breed rats to feed to his snake. regular pet store rats and one of them flipped the fuck out and ate the other rate. Then when my dad was trying to get rid of it the rat jumped out, screamed, and lunged at him.
We named him Templeton.

Then my mom had two rats as pets named mr and mrs ratty rat and they lived a nice peaceful life together.
They'd even let us touch their babies and wouldn't eat them.

I just don't really know what to think about rats.
They're not physically cute enough for me to get over the canabalism.

omnivorous rodents are scary.
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>>2453429
>Your retarded
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>>2454737
Your retarded
Your a newfag too
Using "your" instead of "you're" has been memed on here for awhile.
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>>2454531
>breed rats to feed to his snake
The breeding setups are such unnatural enviroments, intelligent animals being kept like fucking insects it's no wonder they develop pathological behavior.
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>>2450713
Kill them all desu
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>>2450713
Rats are vermin, they are filthy, carry parasites, breed like crazy and if you live on a farm they eat your crops.
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>>2450713
I was literally just thinking this yesterday. Except about mice.

It must be all due to fear of disease transmission because the actual animal is OBJECTIVELY cute af.
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>>2453730
humans too are parasites unless domesticated. Oh wait is that too edgy?
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>>2455303
only in socialism we live in
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Negative association. Wild rats are horrible pests and often have disgusting wounds/skin diseases etc.

Rats have been portrayed in media for centuries as deceitful and evil creatures, while mice are usually the protagonists in the stories where they're featured.

And the tails. The tails usually put people off.
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>>2455303
edgy-smedgy, if it's the truth too bad. calling it edgy is a cop-out by people too immature to accept it.
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Reminds people of Jews
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Because there is a big difference between the disease-ridden sewer pests that invade people's homes, and the the ones in pic related.

Most people only have first hand experience with the former.
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>>2451409
They are marsupials, not rodents.
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>>2450912
>peak of evolution
Every living thing on this planet is just as evolved as us
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>>2455114
No you idiot, is the other way around, for example
>you're waifu a shit
Trying to meme with Your instead of You're is just retarded and for retards like yourself, retard
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>>2450912
>You're the peak of evolution
Humans are pretty shit tier as far as our future survival opportunities look compared to other species.

I'd put my money on rats over us any time.
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>>2455967
Could you be anymore new?
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From an evolutionary psychology perspective fear of pests makes a lot of sense since they tend to be harbingers of disease and death.

It's kind of how people in countries without dangerous spiders can still be terrified of spiders. They're 'programmed' to do so.
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>>2455949
not every species fits environment as good as others
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>>2454427
Fuck australia
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>>2455992
He's right. Retard.
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>>2456066
Your wrong
Your retarded
Your new also
Deal with it
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>>2456091
cringey
how new r u
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Can I put a hamster and a rat in the same cage?
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>>2456495
Probably not. Rats are what are know as "generalists" and will eat anything that's available to them, including smaller animals such as mice and hamsters.
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>>2456495
do not do this. Never store two rodents in the same cage. For one thing their body language and level of physical interaction is completely different across species. For example, guinea pigs will sometimes nibble each other's ears and run around together, but rarely get more physical than that. On the opposite end you have rats that tussle and groom each other every moment they get. Secondly adult male hamsters are solitary, particularly syrian and sunfires. So keeping them with a friend of any sort is highly discouraged.
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>>2456495
Yeah, no. For one thing (as >>2456515 stated) rats will kill and eat smaller animals. Also if your keeping Syrian or European hamsters they'll probably seriously injure your rat as they have a rather aggressive disposition towards other rodents.
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>>2450917
patrician taste in vietnamese sunday paper cartoons.
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>>2456515
I think the word you were looking for was 'omnivore.'
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>>2451350
this rat is badass

swimming with parasites
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>>2455358
there are good rats in the secret of nym so you have to edit your evil rat matrix
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>>2453811
They kind of are but domesticated ones also do pretty good self-maintenance. As long as you don't have intact boys you're good for the most part. I have a siamese gal and she always smells like tortillas for some reason.
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>>2455358
I could only imagine if they had full fur tails they'd probably get more hype
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>>2450917
Agreed
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>>2450912
I bludgeon rats when I trap them.
Take your bullshit somewhere else
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>>2453709
Gag detected
I feed rats to my pythons and when they don't eat them i take them out back a kill them execution style with my bb gun
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>>2455153
Fag. Who cares rats are vermin they deserve death
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>>2455158
>they are filthy, carry parasites, breed like crazy and if you live on a farm they eat your crops.

So just like humans, then?
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>>2456831
They call them Gerbils.
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What are the chances of successfully creating a Rattenk├Ânig, having it/them survive and keeping it/them as a pet?
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>>2450722
>>2450859

Brother and sister-in-law are both biochemists, here's what they have to say on the subject:

>rats are generally chill animals and are noticeably intelligent
>mice are skittish agressive assholes that often do shit that gets them killed because they have like a thimble's worth of blood in their entire body and one minor cut
/mishap can be life threatening

Granted, these are lab animals and temperment probably CONSIDERABLY varies based on that alone.
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>>2456860
Vermin is not an inherent attribute of any animal, it is contextual.
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>>2457620
I don't think you could get it to survive/stay together more than a month or so. All the ones I know of were made from immature rats.
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>>2457599
Gerbils are objectively so much worse than rats as pets though. They look cool but everyone who's had them tells me that they're fucking cunts and should not be kept by anyone.
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>>2450713
Because they are most popularly associated with dirty city sewers and the black plague.
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>>2450917
Honestly, had one single mouse that ran amok in my house, shit everywhere. I feel like some parts of the rooms it defiled will never be clean. He got snapped up rightly.
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>>2453811
Youre delusional.
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>>2456859
You shouldn't own a python, everyone knows not to feed them live rats. They'll kill your python one day.
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>>2453931
Sounds like me and my piss jugs.
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>>2455303
It's not edgy at all, it's just a fucking pointless statment because there aren't really any feral humans on the planet right now. Even in the darkest parts of Africa and South America the people there live together in tribes where they work together to make ends meat and survive.

Did you consider what you said at all before posting, or did you just post in an attempt to one up the guy who said that killing rodents in a populated area was a good thing.

I bet you think wild deer are the best thing in the world too, don't you?
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>>2450713
the protagonist
>>2451350
the jaded veteran
>>2451409
the comic relief
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>>2458092
>there aren't really any feral humans on the planet right now.

Boy, I'd really hate to correct you only to be told to go back to /pol/ right now...
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>>2458097
I wouldn't say that because I personally use /pol/ regularly. That being said, I would still disagree with you.

Are there plenty of distasteful people that society would be better off without? Sure.

Feral humans though? No, those are stupendously rare.
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>>2450912
>think of a better way to protect your shit without resorting to primal violence.

>kinetic traps (i.e. neck snapping mouse traps)
>poison
>electricity
>barbed wire
>guns

Unless your shit is in a nuke proof perfectly sterile indestructable bubble then violence is the only option. Rats are good boys but when they gang up and shit and chew holes everywhere then they need to go.
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>>2458096
KEK
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>>2456824
>Heh heh, we were just talking about you.
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>>2455358
Yeah this is bullshit.
Master splinter was a rat, ratigan said he was a rat, all but that one fucking rat was evil in The Secret of NIHM.
And rats aren't hated because of their portrayal in media. Rats are portrayed badly in media because they're hated.
They're cannibalistic, they gave people the fucking plauge, they give people rabies, they chew on cords, wood furniture, and important wires that can cause fires, they shit everywhere and their shit smells.
If you've smelled a wild rat you'd think they're disgusting. If you had to pick up dead rats from the backyard that are so gross the dogs won't even eat them then you'd think they were disgusting, too.
And to top it off. These good rats are all clean and intelligent. Domesticated rats.
The bad rats are stupid, animalistic and selfish.
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because of plague
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>>2457675
>They look cool but everyone who's had them tells me that they're fucking cunts and should not be kept by anyone.

Just like cats then? Though to be fair in their case there are a lot of people with fucking Stockholm syndrome who will tell you that getting cats would be a good deal.
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>>2457636
Lab rats are actually considerably dumber than wild rats due to inbreeding and the fact the the smart rats are more likely to escape. A lab rat is also obviously genetically more docile because the rats the sperged out and attacked people were killed.
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>>2458161
Wow, it is almost as if socioeconomic circumstances shapes the person you become.
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>>2458161
Literally all that can be applied to any wild animal, not just rats.
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>>2458123
his point was that you shouldn't feel "distinct pleasure" from it
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>>2458566
Was it though? Sounded to me like that wasn't his only complaint.

And it's not a valid complaint in the first place. So what if that guy has a little sadistic streak? If he's only living it out by killing vermin that should bloody be getting exterminated in the first place, then more power to him.
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>>2457675
I've been told they're better pets than hamsters
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>people hating on PET rats itt

Disgusting desu. They're easily the smartest most affectionate small/ rodent pet you can own. Incredible apartment pets too.
Plus they're probably smarter than your dumbass cat.
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>>2456859
I've never seen a more obvious edgelord faggot on /an/
Bravo good sir
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>>2450989
>>2451000
Just read some of the posts ITT. There's your proof, smartass.
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>>2454531
Well, wouldn't you be driven into serial killer mode if some alien kept you locked up to feed to his pet sarlacc?
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>>2456495

see>>2456517
Hamsters are grouchy as fuck. Well, they are nocturnals.
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>>2456831
You mean squirrels?
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Rats are pure <3
Fuck the haters stay ignant
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>>2458566
Maybe he's secretly a cat.




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