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all rodents welcome

previous bread >>4691039
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lean and strong looking fellow
He shouldn't be lean with all the walnuts I've been feeding him.
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being a capybara isn't all pets and farts huh.

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Has anyone else noticed that it feels like more and more food items are rotting or dying when you try to homegrown it from either scrap or seed? It feels like food is being designed or plucked at such a stage that it is not only nutritionally null, but also so when attempts to home grow happen, they simply never germinate or grow to a point then just die? I tried to sprout some beans the other day and out of fifty some odd only one has managed to germinate and this was with a sprouter of mine.

How crazy are these people acting reactionary for probably 1% of the population that hobby grows food?
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I like knowing that there are places that are still wild, people can choose to not go in there, but it's there if they want to accept the risks. I wonder if its feasible to build a bridge on the North side of the gap, over the waters, but it's probably better bang for buck and for the environment to just maintain a ferry service that takes the trucks from one side of the gap to another.
last time I checked, they only ferry between panama and colombia was out of service. only container freight. theres some smaller ships that can bring you backpacking or with a motorbike.
its not impossible to build a road connection, there's just a lot of political interest to keep north and south america disconnected.
theres also several trekking paths through there that thousands of people walk through to get to the US. naturally they leave all of their trash and the occasional corpse behind.
>I wonder if its feasible to build a bridge on the North side of the gap,
Sure. Go ahead and build a 100km bridge across swamps and jungles that are owned by crocodiles, drug cartels, and a murderous communist guerilla army.
Now that you mention it, it's crazy that nobody has ever done that before...
>even back in the '90s when it was fairly safe and loads of fun to backpack through Mexico and Central America
I can’t even imagine that, you would almost certainly get robbed somewhere along the way if you attempted that today
Like the other poster(s) said, the myriad of murderous groups that use the place as a hideout on top of the deadly wildlife inherently make that a bad idea
Damn, I guess the Darien Gap is wild the way Mount Everest is now. I just want there to be a place with no people that I can imagine living in, even if I can never reach there, I just want it to exist.

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Fennec family edition
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I have never seen a fox with my own eyes but I would like to see one.
wth whose eyes did you use b4?

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to be honest one of the few good things about summer is the gulls
cant wait for them to return
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I've lived in a coastal town all my life and I don't think I've heard the seagulls at night ever.

I feel like, as with many things, they get more scrutiny simply because they aren't cute.

It goes like:
>mischievous thief bird
>mischievous thief mammal (e.g. raccoon)
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>feed mallards
>these shitheads show up screeching nonstop
>aggressively pester both me and the mallards
>will trample over ducklings and shove their beaks in another bird's mouth to steal shit that's actively being eaten
>can't touch the bench or the bridge railing since it's all painted white with gull shit
I want a thick cement dome built over my town to keep them out
>>can't touch the bench or the bridge railing since it's all painted white with gull shit
give it a lick test. You will change the opinion

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Post birds, appreciate birds
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Best guess would be a crow or something raided a nest and flew off with nestlings and dropped them.
Just saw the male sticking his head in repeatedly like he was feeding something or taking something from inside, then after he stopped the female flew out!

He's been positioned on top of the box singing all morning for days. I'm so happy. I thought it could be years before any birds used that box.
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Underrated bird
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Not sure where else to ask about this, might end up starting a thread, but does anyone know of a bird that looks exactly like a heron but completely jet black that could be found on the river Dee between England and wales?
I saw one sitting by the waters edge while kayaking along the more overgrown parts of the river, but it seems black herons aren't supposed to appear in England. Around the same size and shape as a normal heron but all black including the beak.
I also saw a mother mandarin duck with some young which was cool.

Tigers are cool.
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fellow kittychad
I saw one of them the other day at the zoo. It was sleepy.
>I hate mondays
Goober is mossing some top teeth. Silly beast should brush.
Poor guy; teeth are important for the tiger.

Post monkeys, talk about monkeys
For me, it's the pygmy marmoset
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this thread bores me. where's the red-faced monkey posting faggot? where's diaper dude?
He's been gone for months
why do americans have such an aversion to any party that isn't an elephant or a donkey?
Whenever I hear about burger elections it's always: "well, X is soooo bad ugh, but I will vote for him because at least he's not Y"
Have you ever heard about free will? There are other options besides those two
They're the most peaceful primate and don't have ranks in their groups. Unfortunately they are endangered and possibly going extinct because they don't have the nerve to defend themselves.
some burgers vote for the snake party, and up North, I think the leafs had at one point, two weed parties

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What is your favorite species of deer?
Have you even seen a deer up close?
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They were just protecting the area.
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when will deer and humans finally become allies
>that webm
Imagine getting mogged in literally EVERY way imaginable. Must be brutal.
Based bouncer horses
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They know cows are bad for foals.

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My female Cockatiel lifts her butt upwards like in the picture. Will petting her in this situation harm her? Because some sources say that it can cause death and frankly it scares me.
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or he could just go the extra mile and massage her clussy
you are retarded. bird reproductive organ are in the back. rubbing the bird back releases hormones. excess hormones lead to depression ,egg binding, calcium deficiency... because the hormones send a signal for the bird to start creating eggs.
There is nothing more untrustworthy than someone who is quick to use the word "evil"
Hold on a minute. You're telling me you can just press an egg button and thats a bad thing? Do it like 5 times and that's probably equivalent to a chicken egg.

Just grind up bones and mix it in with the food to replenish calcium.
They will lay eggs eventually anyways
Some people eat them, some people use them to feed snakes, other people feed them back to the birds. Some birds eat unfertilized eggs on their own.

But you don't want to force them to lay more eggs than they usually would. That kills them.

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It's about other Eras. Post'em

To the Ediacaran Park!
>breathtaking views of leaf and pancake looking things
>visitors gasp in amazement as they witness the enigmatic creatures lying motionless on the sea floor
>one of the main attractions is the "Stromatolite Showdown," where guests can witness the epic battle between competing microbial communities.
>exciting tales of erosion, sedimentation, and mineral composition
>plot revolves around some guy who demands a refund
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No need to imagine. Anyone with a functional brain for root them. Also they're definitely not sponges.
4chan isn't your secret club you dick-loving neet, please kys.
The only things of note from the Ediacaran was trilateral symmetry and that animal that grew mini versions of itself that branched off from its main body.
The proarticulids were the most notable thing from that era simply because they were by far the largest, dickinsonia rex got over 2 meters. Animals wouldn't reach that size again until aegirocassis in the ordovician. On top of being the first group of macroscopic motile animals, I'd say proarticulids were certainly notable from the period.
Although I agree trilobozoans are very cool too. Whats extra cool about the trilobozoans is that they might've been the only group of the vendozoans to survive the end ediacaran extinction and thrive. Vendoconularia is the first of the conularids ever found in the fossil record. Conularids were shelled organisms that looked kinda like ice cream cones. The thing that makes vendoconularids weird is that all later conularids has 4 sides whereas vendo here has 6. It's rare for an animal to change it's symmetry like that, based on later conularids most paleontogists thought they were related to jellyfish based solely on their symmetry. Vendo throws a big wrench into that though. Although there are other cnidarians that have 6 fold symmetry, the hexacorallia, conularids build their shells very differently to any member of that group. This got some people thinking, since the conularids lost 2 sides rather than one, what if they're not hexaradially symmetrical but triradial? Well the only other triradial animals we know of are the trilobozoans. This is a really cool idea cause conularids survived until the triassic-jurassic boundry. So the weirdest group of vendozoans were the only ones to make it.
I even have an idea on why trilobozoans lost their 3rd side. We know that trilobozoans had 3 mouths and where suspension feeders whereas later conularids where predators like anemones. The 3rd mouth isn't necessary for such a lifestyle so they lost that and turned the second mouth into an anus. What a strange path to take towards a through gut.
Thanks for the autismo explenation, that's actualy quite interesting anon

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>baby inspection, please open up maam

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Parrot thread

Picrel: Ultramarine lorikeet (Vini ultramarina)
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parrots, especially budgies/parakeets or whatever those little dumb fucks are called have to be the worst pets one can have
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What do you think was going through their minds at this moment?
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You realise that inbred Britbong lords and the parasitic Maharajahs they put in place are the ones who shot tens of thousands of tigers over the past couple centuries, right?
Again, I did say villagers hated them. This is illegal and they have been arrested for that.
>yeah our government values its people less than literal animals
I am pretty sure that it's the same for any successful democratic government? I highly doubt that you can get away with killing protected species in the west.
Nice non-sequitur Ajit, we’re talking about what Indians are currently doing all on their own not your spiteful ethnic grievances against whitey
Sure, but you did say they didn’t care too, clearly not the case for all of them
This explains how dogs always gets the uper hand over cats no matter their size.


Any anteater chads here? What do you feed them? Any special needs?
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>crowds are drawn to public spectacles
>the more grotesque the more gather to gawk
>stay tuned, more breaking news up ahead
superiority of artistic prowess and technical skill proves itself. awful silly exercise, that. almost as silly as your non-answer. ever been to see the circus anon?

huh? burgers?
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What a dumb conclusion, >>4773027 this is probably more likely
Also this

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Please a adopt a dog or a cat from your local shelter.
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they all are even the cats
every animal is native somewhere
Not adopting a spayed or neutered dog that's gonna have bone and incontinence issues in 4 years.
>adopt a cat
Sure, my previous cats were 10 year old siblings adopted from a shelter and they were great little guys.
>adopt a dog
No fucking way. A cat with behavioural issues is a nuisance, a dog with behavioural issues is a liability. There ain't no fucking reality in which I'll put myself on the line for some 'poor littol pupperrr' that's actually some 8 year old neurotic bully-mix. Fuck off. I'm getting my dogs from reputable breeders. Breed-specific rescues at a push.
>>tiny lapdogs
>>a liability
ok retard
initially just kitten milk and what little wet food he could tolerate before it hurt too much. he figured how to scarf down his wet food since.

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