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ITT: Animals that people consider (or regard them as) obscure but in reality they're kinda popular lately.

(platypus, okapi, cassowary, waterbears...you know the drill)
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>>2484579
mantis shrimp
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>>2486323
This 100000x
People talking about "how cool le mantis shrimp is, it can see colors and punch le fast" is getting old
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>>2486323
>>2486347
Blame Oatmeal for that one.
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Pleased to see ant keeping having a good boom over the last couple of years
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>>2484734
>tfw your fursona is also a bearded vulture

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Rate my dog
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>>2486335
silly goober qt/10
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cute little teddy bear!
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Perfect/10
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>>2486335
looks like my sister's doge/10
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>>2486335
inbred and deformed / 10

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I fucking hate it how cats and birds never fucking look like they're sick and just go on about their business and then they're leaking pus from their vaginas and you take them to a doc and he goes well shit it's a bit late but we're gonna operate fuck you dumb animals how about you LOOK LIKE YOU'RE SICK SO I CAN CARE ABOUT YOU IN TIME
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>>2487930
Great advice, I remember not complaining I had a fever and cough for two weeks and then it turned out I have pneumonia.
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>>2487969
LOL that's hilarious. Thanks for sharing!
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>>2487907
That happened to my cat, too. Assuming it's because you didn't spay her. Honestly, it's your fault.
How much is this costing you?
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>>2487975
She had kittens. I know another cat that had it, she had a litter too. Just $100, vets are cheap where I live.
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>>2487984
Mine never had a litter. Her uterus got infected when she was already a teenager and she did have a spay appointment a month before it happened since I was moving but I had over a decade to do it, so.

Is your cat getting an emergency spay? What would have cost me $80-100 turned into $1600 for an on the dot NOW surgery that the vet said it might already be too late. I suppose I could have tried another vet but I had been going to this one for years and she allowed my broke ass teenaged old self payment plans. It was unusual for her to hide for a day or two since construction was going on in my house but when I realized I hadn't seen her for two days I panicked when she didn't come running when called. Heard her mewing softly in the attic(where she never went) and she couldn't stand up so I guess her instincts told her to find somewhere dark and quiet to die.

I've mentioned it a hundred times but I rather not people not go through that either. Now she's nearly 20 if not older and still healthy and active as ever.

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Yes yes well done hominid boi well done... HOWEVER

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penisnoses, what a joke, why did god grant them penisnoses? fucking ugly bastards
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>>2487720
yes, i made them back in 2011
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>>2487729
I patented dicknose animals in 2005. You're gonna hear from my lawyer.
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>>2487658
Tapirs are neat. OP is just jealous of their gigantic dicks.
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>>2487730
JFC. That is a healthy, phenotypical animal on earth.
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>>2487974
>healthy

If only.

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So a rogue cat started coming around my house a couple years ago and this eventually developed into me feeding her and letting her pop in and out of the house as she pleased. This cat was obviously someone's pet at some point because she is socialized and friendly. I assume she was abandoned/dumped.

A while ago I noticed the cat would rub her ass on blankets. If the bed/couch is bare she'll settle right down but if there's a blanket there she will begin to make biscuits and rub her ass on the blanket, usually purring. She seems to enjoy doing this and acts as if she is scratching an itch, but I think the purring is more to comfort herself than to display pleasure. If I touch her while she's doing this she will let out what I can only describe as a distressed meow and moves away from my touch.

Does anyone have any idea what this might be? If you have any questions I can answer them.

I've grown to love this cat and will take her to the vet but I'm worried about the vet costs. Anyone have any idea how much this will cost me? I've also never taken her to the vet so if anyone knows what the kind of tests/shots she will have to undergo are please tell me.

Disclaimer: pic is not the cat.
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OP here. Going to clarify that the cat is not shitting on the blankets, just rubbing against them. I've checked for streaks but there doesn't appear to be any.

And yes I'm going to pay the vet bills but this cat just fell into my lap. I did not want a cat but felt sorry for her. I know that since I've been bonding with her and giving her shelter I've taken on responsibility for her.

Anyway, thanks for the replies. I'm thinking it's anal gland inflammation from whatever reason.
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>>2486401
I got a 50 gallon tub of whoopass I'm about to open on you
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>>2486503
Let's see what your 50 gallon tub of whoop ass and your cat have to say to my blood hound and colt 1911
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>>2486629
Shit fun and shit floppy faggy dog haha. My Caucasian Shepard will tear you both apart.
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>>2486298
Why the fuck would i pay for your pet? If you knew you were too poor to take care of a pet why did you get it?

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PEPE GOMMA
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rare Pepe incoming

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I'd like to start off by saying that I would never intentionally distract a dog or other pet doing its job as a service animal.

I do wonder about the claim "distracting a service dog is illegal." I looked this up, and I found that this is illegal in South Dakota and a few other states' laws state that you cannot "interfere" with the dog while he is working, but that's an awfully vague statement. What are your thoughts on legal processions of distracting a service animal, whether by whistling, petting, or otherwise.
Source: https://www.animallaw.info/topic/table-state-assistance-animal-laws

What do you think are the worst breeds for service training, and what are your thoughts on those who try to register their pet as a service animal just as an excuse to bring them everywhere?
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>>2487570
>throw out a shopping cart because a dog was in it
>thousands of kids with soiled diapers, vomiting everywhere, ride in those same carts all the time
Seems kinda useless at that point, really
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>>2487550
Youre not allowed to ask what disability or what service it performs
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>>2487550
If the lizard helps him to not have panic attacks in public then technically it is a service animal, even though it has no proper training and really does nothing except stay still.
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>>2487570
As a Muslim, I expect nothing less.
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>>2487677
You are not allowed to ask about the disability at all, but you are allowed to ask what tasks it performs. That's explicitly one of the two questions you are allowed to ask.

>>2487802
No, it's not. An emotional support animal is not a service animal and does not have the same legal protections.

https://www.ada.gov/service_animals_2010.htm
https://www.ada.gov/regs2010/service_animal_qa.html

The Plant General - Passiflora Edition

Welcome to /plant/, the magical green place on this blue board.

/Plant/ is for the discussion of plants (obviously). Horticulturists, hobbyists and botanists welcome! Questions about plants? Want to show off your two inch dick-I mean plant? Maybe you want to start growing something new and exciting? Well come on over to /plant/!

ITT: Crimewriteranon reels in some plant murder techniques, noobs continue to buy fake seeds off Chinks for some reason and the birdplant reaches a heartwarming conclusion.

Introducing a new basic caresheet with every thread: Passiflora edition
>very undemanding, warm-growing vining plant (can survive in milder temperate climates too)
>appreciates well-draining-but-moist media, moderate sun and shelter from wind/dryness
>fertilise well, P. edulis and cultivars produce nice edible passionfruit after all
>will definitely need some sort of support structure to grow on/up
>good luck catching it flowering...


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>>2487649
Yeah, they need some proper maintenance next spring.
Mine are doing great, got am all this year, the Triton finally recovered.
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>>2486881

I just got a new Truncata in the mail today. It's got some good color on it.
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>>2487748
Yes, the problem is that we had some of the worst heat waves we've ever seen, August the 2nd was 34°C at 2 am. This year all my plants have suffered except for Sarracenia psittacina and all the Nepenthes.

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Every day until you want one. I'm going to post platypuses until all of an wants a puggle for cuddles. Also platypus threads are usually pretty good at both content and mild shitposting so there's that.
Last one hit image limit, so before we get started.
Only the males are venomous and mostly only seasonally.
No fucking the duck puppy.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ua-ZUM8REd4&t=111s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8md8Vhinnk&t=369s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fGexK-UbS8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGKomvAY8oU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNoQvjlmGdk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_DD0a-hP5M
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>>2475489
SMASHED
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>>2484575
Platypuses can survive cold weather as long as they have access to enough food.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzjudYWAuJk
That being said it might be better to have one where it would be more sustainable to grow them enough food for all year around.

Still though with their snuggly warm fur coats they would make for an excellent animal pal for cuddling during the russian winter. Daily reminder that you should want a platypus.
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>>2481310
And platyswag aquired. Thanks for the tip anon. If anyone else has any good platypus memorabilia to hold me over until I can aquire one please let me know.

Daily reminder that you should want a platypus.
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>>2486120
Not really they are low profile to improve their handling characteristics in the corners. Platypuses are very high performance apex predators.

This is your daily reminder to want a platypus.

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What kind of dog is this?
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>>2486540
That's a sitnam mantis. They have a well concealed stinger that hurts like hell.
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>>2487888
What long facewigglers you have
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someone post the mantis eating the bee's face
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>>2487904
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>>2487908

No Shark thread found.

Shark thread needed. Let's all talk about sharks we like and share pictures
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>>2482095
lmao
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>>2484064
>>2485036

ive always had a bit of a soft spot for Bonnetheads. Like round little smooth head versions of hammerheads. Theyre quite social which is cool, and very abundant

The hammerhead group of sharks are interesting, in that they are very negatively buoyant, so if they stop swimming they sink. a cute!
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What does /an/ think they looked like?
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>>2477748
Whale sharks > literally anything else
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What are the best shark documentaries?

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>true man's best friend
>one of the oldest breeds, our pals for thousands of years
>superior intellect
>superior agility
>superior health
>low maintenance

No faggots allowed thought, this is not a dog for nu-males.

This is a dog for real men filled with testosterone who like doing things outside and lots of exercises.
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But what if I'm a sissy and I love collies anyway
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>>2486194
>true man's best friend
Agreed
>one of the oldest breeds, our pals for thousands of years
Incorrect. They date back to the 19th century. They're descended from older breeds and were mixed with others to get a standardized appearance in the 1800's.

>superior intellect
Agreed
>superior agility
Agreed
>superior health
Hip dysplasia, Collie eye anomally, and epilepsy are fairly common
>low maintenance
LOL no, biggest lie. They shed, need brushing, are super high maintenance and require a ton of exercise. When left unfulfilled they can and will destroy your entire home, like most high energy breeds.


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>>2486194
>low maintenance

t. random nerd who saw a couple of border collie videos and decided to post a thread about them to seem cool
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>>2486194
>low maintenance
Absolutely fucking not.
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>>2486229
>standardized appearance
this is why all dog breeds are shit. selecting for looks instead of behaviour / performance is just retard

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Animal based reaction images

Go.
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>>2487359
mean
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found this guy today while looking for eel pics
he looks shocked
get it?
shocked.
(because eels make electrcity, so shocked as in electricity)
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I'll post exactly three.
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And with that, it's three. Fuck arthropods.

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Post your pictures of these damn majestic buggers.
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>>2487843
I wish i had hair like him.
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>>2487844
I think, therefore i am.
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>tfw worst ape is fucking over best ape
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The round faced orangutan
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Why do they always look so thoughtful?



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