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So basically there's a dog, PIC RELATED^, who's roped(leashed with rope) to a fence outside my shack and basically my shack is really small so he can circle it all day and look tough. Well what I need to do is sneak past him but he perks his ears up at every thing that happens. He can also go days without eating or drinking.
I don't know whose dog this is but I didn't want him to starve so I left him some tuna in a dish. I was thinking of, after time, winning him over, but right now it looks like he doesn't care about my feelings, or my home.
I seriously need to get into the shack, I have lots of important work in there.
Could I possibly sneak past the dog or distract him, do you think? He mostly stays out front. There are no bushes around the fence for me to hide behind/in, and no trees for a long way. It's really just open land and this dog's a tough cookie...

I really need to get into my shack again, please help.
Thank you.

Btw..not my picture. I can't snag a photo of this guy as he can see me wherever I am.
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Quit trying to break in to people's shit nigger.
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why do you live in a shack?
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>>2486241
this kek

If it were me, I would wear thick clothing and give it a steak as cliche as that sounds. If that doesn't work just hit it's head with a shovel to knock it out.
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>>2487347
>If it were me, I would wear thick clothing and give it a steak as cliche as that sounds

This. BUT if he's very aggro then you need something with a greater aroma than a steak. I'd try some stinky ass fish/canned food and assorted other things. Basically the stinkiest most delicious dog food possible and throw it over the fence before you go in so he has time to notice it. Make sure you have enough to throw some in a couple times until he approaches you and then slowly progress to handing it to him directly.

Then, after that, ya never know. Maybe it's a semi-trained dog and when you run out of food or go into it's zone, it'll go straight for your neck.

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What kind of spider is this? Thanks
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>>2487392
you're welcome
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It's body looks like freshly baked bread. I think it's a bread spider.
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>>2487388
Steatoda triangulosa

Not a brown widow
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>>2487394
Yes
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>>2487394
This. OP can you taste it to confirm if it really is made of bread?

It entered my house and has no idea how to get out, my house has few windows but is pretty large.
How I catch it? Dude is fast and my dogs are barking, I can't sleep.
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Just leave all your windows open and he'll find his way out? He's gotta figure it out eventually.

Unless you have like a butterfly net, you could try that.
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>>2486569
Throw a towel on him.
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>>2486569

brown recluse.
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>>2486569
Looks like a hummingbird. It'll probably go into a torpor soon enough, you can grab him then, put him outside. Maybe make some sugar water for him.
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>>2486569
>doilooklikeiknowwhatajpgis.jpg

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Share your dog park experiences

>go to dog park with my dogs
>kishi is pitbull mastif mix with a STR/DEX build with a few points in INT
>the other addy is also mastif pitbull with a DEX/AGI build
>when we arrive there is one small lone pup
>I assumed it had a DEX build
>turns out it had a pure AGI build
>it runs circles around both of my dogs
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>>2485421
I know your gf. She told me that exact story how you guys met. Small world
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>>2484261
ok let me give you this scenario:

1. random dude comes and stabs my best friend.
2. you are now you are telling me i'm not well socialized for going straight to the punches instead of yelling the the random stranger to stop.

One would figure a dog would understand another dog's danger better than humans. It's a natural instinct to protect your own.
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>>2484715
Yeah, that's generally how people are going to treat him. You've got a lot of stupid people who think it's the breed, but there are a number of violent breeds that don't carry the same stigma, mostly because there are so many folks who mistreat pit bulls compared to these other violent dogs, and so they carry with them the stigma of the most violent dog, because of violent owners. Any dog can be trained to be a good boy, just most folks would rather think all pitbulls and their mixes are awful and need to all be put down. You'll even find a couple of folks here on the board who believe this, despite likely having never owned any out of their own misplaced fear.
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>>2484715
I've had a pitbull since 5 months until death of old age and never once managed to get him to socialize with other dogs that didn't involve trying to murder each other. Does being a mutt influence their instincts that much?

Back when i was a kid I nearly got lynched because I unwittingly walked him unleashed at night. He saw a group of brazilians coming out of the beach at like 1 am and ran straight at them and barked them out.

They ran for their lives and when grabbed him and I leashed him back started shouting at me in br. I think they called the cops later because it was the only time I ever saw a cop car in the town.

I really had no idea what was going on, i knew brazilians where scared shitless of pitbulls in those days, but never imagined pitbulls could be that dangerous. Now that I think of, being a kid, alone at night in south Brazil was a really stupid idea. Either way my and my dog's ass came out unscathed.
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>kelpie mix is fastest dog every time I go to the park

What does it mean?

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Does anybody work with animals?

What do you do?
What did you do to get your position?

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Why are they so materialistic?
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>>2484763
I like how the horse seems to know that the asshole is dirty and doesn't want his face to touch it
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>>2484786
50% of his face is nose, he can probably smell it
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cats are just like that

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Is it unethical to keep non-domesticated animals (parrots, reptiles, etc.) , knowing you will (almost) never be able to provide them with the lifestyle they would have in nature? Like they might seem happy but you're basically forcing them to live in a way that isn't natural for them. What does /an/ think about this?
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Is it unethical to raise non-domesticated animals (human children, etc.) , knowing you will (almost) never be able to provide them with the lifestyle they would have in nature? Like they might seem happy but you're basically forcing them to live in a way that isn't natural for them. What does /an/ think about this?
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>>2486802
Epic comment bro, upvoted
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>>2486174
>tfw had a Goffin Cockatoo as my first parrot
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>natural fallacy
wew
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>>2486207
Same here, my reptiles get a good variety in their diet and try customize their tank with things theyd enjoy. I stick to purely "domestic" reptiles. So ones that come in a good selection of morphs, to make sure I don't ever accidentally get a wild cought animal.
I feel like reptiles, when taken care of well, have a better life in captivity, since they don't need to fight for resources and territory.
Handling is kept to as little as possible, though my bearded dragon enjoys just climbing onto my back to get a bit of extra sun, and usually it's pretty easy to tell signs of stress with a reptile. My Beardie usually just doesn't give a shit about handling

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I was walking around when I saw a cat attack a rabit right in front of me. The cat dropped the critter and ran away as soon as it saw me. It seems to have a broken neck, but it's still breathing. What should I do?
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>>2486806
Cetaceans come to mind.
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>>2486809
Mammals
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>>2487145
Cetaceans ARE mammals.
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>>2486806
Trout
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>>2487145
>Whales aren't mammals

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Sad edition.
Just got back from vet check up. Pic related has an arhythmic heart and the vet said she could just suddenly die any time :^(

Ask questions, post your pets, share your stories. All pets small are welcome.
>Cavies
>Hamsters
>Mice
>Rats
>Gerbils
>Chinchillas
>Sugar Gliders
>Hedgehogs
>Ferrets
>Rabbits
>etc

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>>2485547
>ferrets stink like shit
Only if you feed them shit food and don't take care of them. Even my hob didn't smell like shit when he still had his nuts
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>>2486332
I too take mine to an exotic vet. I think it's just a speciality for some vets
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>>2486343
Speaking of shit food, I think a lot of people feed their ferrets the Marshall farms food because it's so widely available and the Marshall farms "health guarantee" only applies if you keep your ferret on their food.
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>>2466088
What a cutie. Are both of your rats hairless?
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She still doesn't like her baths.

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I went to the doctor yesterday, /an/, and the test results are in: I have a fever that only cute animal webms can cure!
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>>2486760
Crocs are super chill when they're well fed.
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>>2486760
Crocodiles want friends too
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>>2486760
>>2486762
>>2486775
I'm a bit of a crocophile
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>>2478716
>>2486664
how do i reach the wisdom of capybara
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I swear my cat is insane
>She constantly meows at me whenever I'm doing anything but petting her
>She goes though my trash like a raccoon
>Anytime you blow on her (or just anywhere near her), she meows like you just offended her
>She even bites my elbow while doing this cat-like warcry
>pic related

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Lets discuss animals that could have existed, animals that might exist somewhere or animals that might exist in the future.
Where might evolution take the human race?
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>>2452457
If they're alien, I decide on the phonemes and some basic rules of the language of the species (if they are sapient), or of the first species who'd describe them. Then I look at how other languages express the meaning I think the name should stem from and see how it can be done within the limits I set for the language.
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>>2484202
(Speculativly speaking similar simehow)Sexually strange sponges spontaneously sterile ? Scintillating scenario.
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>>2484304
>ones from /tg/
>literally all animal space marines
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>>2484687
but we have bouncing grubs
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>>2484304
>>2484977
Awful

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What is your favorite animal based video game?
>Depth
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SHELTER

It's a short indie puzzle game about being a mother badger. The other games from Might & Flight (can't remember the exact name of the company) are simple too and aesthetically pleasing.
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Oldfags know the deal.
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>>2484360
This was my favorite game, man.
Scorpion was more fun than the tarantula tho
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>>2484143
I played that too
Gets old quickly
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Pic related by a wide margin

Is there an animal that only or primarily eats predators?
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>>2486566
The King Cobra mostly eats other snakes but it does eat rodents from time to time.
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>>2486593
Grizzly bears primarily eat grasses and fruit. The meat in their diet comes mainly from either fish or ruminants, depending on the population.
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>>2486656
yeah, and it varies by location. In some places most of their diet is fish. In areas with more resources they eat a lot of red meat, insects, and berries.

the fish they eat are predators though.
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>>2486566
Yes, and it made this post
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>>2486579
>in biology a predator is just an animal that kills and consumes another organism including plants.

Wrong.

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Breed guessing thread, if your dog has mysterious origins post him/her!
I'll start: The mother was dachshund x chihuahua, any guesses as to what breed the dada was, im thinking border collie x kelpie but idktbqh
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>>2485410
He feels too big for Chihuahua, hopefully this illustrates his size better. He doesn't normally look evil I swear.
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>>2485411
defijnitely a chihuahua man dont know what to tell you...
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>>2485411
That's a pit bull
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My pup is 4 months old, she has a blue tounge and webbed feet
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>>2487114
Not a chow mix for sure. She's very hound, especially with that domed head.
Maybe one of these breeds listed as being able to have blue tongues.
http://homewardbound2u.rescuegroups.org/info/display?PageID=6944



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