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>>2526939
I think if you scaled a jack russel to the size of say a mastiff people would refer to them as land sharks.
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>>2526939
If all you did was scale them up? No.
Their entire hunting and survival strategy revolves around being small, agile, fast hunters that can seek small animals, dig them out and kill them. What prey would a large dog sized one hunt that would either not be made inaccessible and calorically inneficient given size problems, or be a waste of its specific skills?

More evolutionarily specialised species would out perform and outhunt them.
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>>2526945
However this guy knows what's up, make small dogs as large as big dogs, now thats scary.
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>>2526950
Or maybe they'd be as chill as the originally big dogs.
What if you scaled down big dogs?
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They'd pretty much be like big cats. Even as pets, they'd eat you as soon as you look like an easy target.
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>>2526939
That's a real animal called a wolverine.
Arguably the most vicious and tenacious animal.
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>>2526973
A fun knowledge card made for kids.
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>>2526973
>>2526979
thanks for sending the commies back
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>>2526979

for one sec i thought he's dabbing in that lower right corner pic
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>>2526939
Quite possibly.
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>>2526945
also, this.

t. jack russell owner for decades.
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How many times has your pet cat accidentally hurt you when playing? Like a bite that was too hard or it forgot to not use it's claws.
Think about how good of hunters they are and how they treat their prey when they catch them.

Now imagine the Domestic cat the size of a great dane.
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>>2526979
>not honey badger
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>>2527028
so, just a lion?
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>>2527030
Honey badgers are meme animals that get BTFO by eagles. Wolverines scare off brown bears.
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>>2526939
Stoats. Vicious little bastards take on adult rabbits despite weighing a few grams at best, scale that fucker up to the size of a mastiff and pretty much everything short of a damned bull elephant is fair game.
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>>2527048

Honey Badgers are tougher.
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>>2526939
If you scaled them to the size of a big dog they'd probably break their own bones on the first attempt at running. If they even manage to run.
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>>2527047
More like a cougar
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>>2526939
mosquito
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>>2526951
Pros:
>They'd live longer and die less horribly
>Probably shed less, but only because they just have less fur total
>Can force them to cuddle with you
Cons:
>They're not as good at cuddling overall
>Totally unable to be big spoon anymore
>No longer able to wrassle properly
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>>2526979
>Don't pet this animal
Fuck you you're not my dad
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An ant
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>>2527028
>Now imagine the Domestic cat the size of a great dane.

You'd have a cougar.

A really cute one.
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>>2526939
No, a Honey Badger would.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c36UNSoJenI
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>>2526979
I remember these cards, used to get them mailed to my house monthly.
Pic related scaled up would be terrifying
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>>2527172
>up to ten years

deer god
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>>2527172
Yep. Fuuck that. Also probably any spider scaled up would make for a horrible outdoor life. Also wasps and praying mantis
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>>2527172
>PREY: Frogs, lizards, small snakes, small mammals and young birds
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>>2527060
and you’re a massive fag
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>>2527197
frogposters btfo'd
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>>2527162
>big brain
>problem solving skills of a small child
>documented working together
>immune to snake venom
>strong as fuck for their size
Imagine if these things evolved thumbs.
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>>2527281
some cats have opposable front dewclaws as a birth defect
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>>2527281
Immune to AFRICAN snake venom. And likely only the venoms of snakes that live in the same regions as them. An Asian or Australian snake's venom would fuck a badger's shit right up. Hell some of the most toxic land snakes on the planet have venom that's almost specifically geared for hunting mammals. Also I'm pretty sure venom immunity isn't going to be all that useful if one of these little meme fucks gets caught by a good sized rock python. Claws and sharp teeth are hardly going to be new to something that's willing to snatch crocs and young leopards.
>>2527172
Assuming oxygen levels rise enough to allow these bastards to get up to large dogs if put them just behind stoats in terms of how fucked we'd be, if only because they have shit vision.
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>>2527131
This is how the anon dies.
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>>2527297
>irrelevant drivel
why are catfags such drooling retards?
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>>2527311
>rock pythons
lol
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqUD_vMDtG4
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>>2527316
dumb lil cunt couldn't even pull it off the branch lol
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>>2527316
That one is at best seven or so feet long out of the eighteen to twenty plus feet they can reach. A fully grown female would wreck a honey badger in short order.
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>>2526945
a pony sized jack russel that you could ride on would be the greatest animal on the planet
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I think what a lot of folks fail to realize about honey badgers is that their aggressive nature is a defense mechanism more than it is some obscene level of bravery. Not unlike a manlet that escapes the pit at the gym and tries to lift as much as he can to get the chads to leave him alone. The golden rule for any predator is to avoid injuries and wasting energy wherever and whenever possible. Badgers make themselves out to be much more work than what would be considered reasonable so a lot of predators decide to say fuck it and go look for easier pickings. Make no mistake though; any large African predator that's willing to put up with the bullshit would kill a badger. They aren't excluded from the food chain just because they happen to be slightly tougher meals.
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>>2527162
WHAT THE FUCK
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they wpuld be a black person. haha. jk
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>>2526939
What about these neurotic abominations?
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>>2527316
>>2527355
>>2527357
now imagine if they were the size of a large dog
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>>2527008
Cannot unsee!
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>>2526939
Make them bigger and they die off anon, only small guys can have that kind of shape and survive.
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>>2526973
not to be confused with a sniktbub
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>>2527312
that may have been his intention all along
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>>2527877
Considering there's at least one recorded case of a rock python preying on a spotted hyena I'm not exactly impressed. Hyenas are another predator that would shred a badger if they decided they really wanted to.
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>>2527358
You really think a retarded Warg would be the greatest animal on the planet ?
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>>2527030
Honey badgers are not tougher than other badgers, they're all badass like that, honey badger just has more meme points so people like you cum all over them. Wolverines are tougher
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>>2528343
reee'd several times watching this.
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Army ants.
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>>2528468
Would die instantly if they were much bigger. Their build is way too scrawny
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>>2528426
Honey Badgers have a way higher intelligence than wolverines or any other badgers though. They're tough as nails and can learn from mistakes, they even work together to get out of situations and solve problems.
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>>2528472
I'm sorry but there's proof on film you're wrong.
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>>2528329
the gecko is still alive?
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>>2528510
Who has done intelligence evaluations on wolverines?
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>>2528526
No, but its activating parts of it's brain while chewing on it causing it's limbs to twitch.
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>>2527151
It's exoskeleton would be too heavy for it to move.
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>>2526939

NANI?
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>>2528343
This makes my skin crawl
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>>2527172
Scolopendra gigantea is a very crafty, fast, and powerful predator.
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>>2526939
>>2526973
>>2526979
>>2527281
>>2527162
The Virgin Ape
>See a threat, instinct kicks in
>Run
>or
>Fight

The Chad Mustelid
>See a threat, instinct kicks in
>Fight
>or
>MURDER
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>>2528518
When I was a kid, the font of the title made me think this film was called "THE M"
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>>2528857
There's been witnesses to a wolverine killing a polar bear. It went for the throat and clamped its trachea shut until it died.
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>>2528857
Its just murder, there is no consideration.
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>>2527311
>>2527357
>>2527355
>snakefags on damage control

Mongooses wreck cobras too
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>>2528343
why no bite?
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>>2526939
>does the strength of muscles scale up with size 1:1?
No the thread.
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It would be scaling down, but crocodiles and alligators would still be pretty dangerous at dog size.
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>>2528343
How? Cold or something? Holy fuck, every one I've encountered has been aggressive as fuck. Maybe the Aussie ones are just cunts like the rest of our animals.
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>>2528805
Scale it up, imagine if it was the size of a walrus and lived on the shores.

Now imagine if you were some dumb fuck in an alternate world that wandered too close to take a selfie with it.
A single punch would collapse your chest like a fucking milk carton.
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>>2527048
Do eagles really kill honey Badgers?
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>>2529865
Seems possible, here's some Mongolians hunting wolves with eagles.
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>>2529865
There are plenty of pictures and videos of Eagles killing regular badgers but you wont find a single one of them killing honeys. Doubt it.
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>>2528343
t-thats actually kinda cute
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>>2526973
>>2527281

I think of honey badgers as tropical wolverines and vice versa.

all mustelids are nuts tho. they should be called begbyids instead. the wiry little psychos of the animal kingdom.
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>>2528770
How would you know the difference between that and struggling from it chewing on another part of the head.
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>>2526973
>can crush a moose's femur bone with it's jaws
o fug
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>doesntgiveadamn
He should probably have started to give one at some point
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>>2529865
>>2529960
Golden eagles wreck their shit. Fuckers are BIG and have the talons to match.
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>>2528878
>implying
All I'm saying is that the venom immunity thing is only impressive so long as you overlook the fact that they're only immune to a select amount of venoms based on where they live. That and a fully grown rock python would have little trouble eating a honey badger if it wanted to do so.
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>>2526939
Any of the bulky mid size cats.(Clouded leopard/Ocelot/Asian golden cat).
>>2527575
Vicious but weak.
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>>2527172
>>2527172
>>2528852
I encountered one at random in Vancouver BC when I was a child. It attacked me. Never seen one so big in my life.
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>>2527281
>Imagine if these things evolved thumbs.
Ok
>They can adapt to life among humans but won’t assimilate.
>They depend heavily on subsidized food and housing.
>Their offspring are adorable and therefore help gain sympathy for the population.
>Upon reaching maturity they fall into the same patterns of violence and thievery as their parents.
>Crime is always higher in areas where they live.
>Humans do not feel safe in majority badger neighborhoods.
>Despite this most badger deaths are caused by other badgers and badger on human crime is rare.
>There are constant battles on the media and in the courts over badger rights.
>In some places they are enslaved as menial laborers.
>In others they are massacred in large numbers while developed nations cry genocide but do nothing.
>Declawed badger sex workers in human villages are revealed on Vice.
>Foreign powers interested in natural resources begin arming them in order to remove their human competitors.
>It backfires and a badger army goes on a rampage killing all humans within their reach.
>There is now a no-go region where badgers have full autonomy and occasionally raid neighboring countries.
>The Air Force maintains round the clock surveillance with drone aircraft.
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>>2527176
Honestly i feel like i could beat the fuck out of a dog sized praying mantis
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>>2529960
I don't think you fully understand just how balls to the walls dangerous golden eagles are. This is the same animal that will attack wolverines, grizzly bears for fun.
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>>2531245
Heheh, just like the other black pests that came from Africa.
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Assuming they magically still function? Ants.

Otherwise probably eagles.
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>>2526939
rats
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Kerchoo
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>>2532711
It has spiked machetes for arms but you probably could. Most inverts have shit thermoregulation and the mantis is not a rushdown predator, so given human endurance it would be pretty easy to kite the damn thing and end it while its having a stroke.
>>2528878
Mongoose take down venomous snakes by grappling with them. If it tries to grapple with a python its dead.
>>2526973
Wolverines have their ferocious reputation because they're extremely reckless. For every case you hear about a wolverine taking down a moose or a bear there's probably ten or so in the wild where one wasn't so lucky. Bears have enough bite force to clean cut one in half, and enough weight to collapse its ribcage by rolling onto it. Moose kick hard enough to break anything they hit, and since the wolverine never gets to bring friends, wolves will pull them apart from the ass.
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>>2526939
Considering that a man-sized praying mantis, assassin bug or water beetle would basically be a Xenomorph, I'm going to have to go with "no".
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>>2526979
>The evil one
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>>2527162

Better than JP Raptors
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>>2533330
>dog sized assassin bugs waiting outside people's houses to pin them down and fucking drink them after boiling them in their own flesh with digestive enzymes

Fuck. That.
>yfw you remember that some species use the corpses of previous kills to camouflage themselves
>yfw you realize that this will probably be a habit they keep even when enlarged
I want everyone here to imagine what it would be like to come home to find the pulped remains of your significant other/pet/kid/neighbors spread over the body of some massive bug hovering outside your doorway. While we're ramping up then nightmare fuel imagine if ogre faced spiders or cookie cutter sharks got that big.
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>>2533534
I'd like to understand. I thought ants were repelled by the pheromones of their corpses ?
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>>2533563
They are, and that's exactly the point. See, when corpses are found near the hive one or two ants typically get dispatched to remove them in order to keep the colony in good health. Assassin bugs wait near the nest expressly for this reason. It's actually really fucking unnerving when you think about it.
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>>2533600
I understand now. Sudden death will make them run away, but rotting corpses will attract "gravediggers".
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>>2528343
>petting any scolopendra ever
I guess it could be worse. At least when people do stupid shit with scolopendra I don't have to worry about my pets becoming illegal.
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>>2529997
I think honey badgers are far less capable than a wolverine. Though, they still are fearless and really hard to kill.
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>>2532494
kek
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Imagine the horrors of dealing dog sized grasshoppers
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>>2526939
Me
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>>2531200
Shit you're telling me there's giant centipedes in Vancouver?
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>>2533916
It wouldn't be too bad. The bigger you get the less impressive feats you can do. So, grasshoppers would only jump like a story up. They'd be easily taken care of with shotguns.
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>>2532494
>Implying those raccoons wouldn't have bum-rushed her if they were each as big as she was.
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>>2533916
wew i thought grashoppers eat plants only
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>>2533916
I imagine a megafaunal grasshopper/katydid would either be a grazing beast or an ambush predator.
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>>2532494
>they instinctively know to wait in line
This is why it's easier to have compassion on animals
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>>2527358
Shut the fuck up
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>>2533916
Like living with coconut crabs?
>>2533936
Not in my physics monkey boy.




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