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Found a turtle on my backporch. I'm not going to keep it as a pet, but would like to know where to actually put it. I'm not sure where it is going, perhaps trying to find some place to lay eggs, but it definitely does not need to be around my porch which other wild animals tend to congregate and explore at. I'm nearby a few creeks and a pond if that helps any.
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>>4804421
Ended up just putting him in the grass past the porch staircase, he seemed to head towards the creek before I lost sight of him. Thanks guys.
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>>4804698
based OP
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>>4804408
>>4804698
Wholesome 100. Alls well that ends well. :)
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>>4804408
Try picking it up and throwing it all the way into the pond LOL
Then watch it struggle to get out
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>>4806449
what is wrong with you

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New thread to replace the old one that maxed-out and was archived
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He's right, I help
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For the Matriarch edition

Previous Thread >>4768810

WHAT IS SPECULATIVE EVOLUTION?
Speculative evolution is the exploration and imagining of how life might evolve in the future or could have evolved in alternate pasts. It's a multimedia sci-fi genre that harnesses scientific principles to create detailed and plausible hypothetical creatures, ecosystems, and evolutionary histories.

RESOURCES:
https://speculativeevolution.fandom.com/wiki/Category:Tutorial
>One-stop shop for relevant background information for starting a project

http://planetfuraha.blogspot.com/
>Fantastic blog covering all sorts of spec evo topics in-depth

https://specevo.jcink.net/

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>>4803349
It's sivatherium dot narod dot ru
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>>4803357
Thank you anon
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>>4798147
Some great designs here. Interested to see where it goes.
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>>4804362
It went to crap.
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>>4805342
I should mention it goes from scallops to reef fish mimics in only 20 million years.

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>haha look I'm herding the cat! This is my purpose!

Border Collies are very autistic and need to go extinct.
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>>4805954
thats a fucking caraval
google it
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>>4806074
caracals arent dotted like the pic
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>>4803957
Not unless you want to have the Dogs drive the cats to you so you can kill them yourself. Border Collies aren't generally an aggressive species, they're herding animals not attack dogs.
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>>4803863
>Is it like some mutated hunting behavior, where the border collies will instinctually stalk their prey but not go for the kill?
Yes.
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>>4806075
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caraval

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Why did he do it?
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>>4800707
For the lulz.
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To get to the other side.
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>>4805735
back when things were simple and chuddie…
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Why did they do it?
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>>4806286
you don’t need to be so lewd…

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>Visit my folks for the weekend
>He and mom have like 24 chickens
I love chickens, I feel at peace when I'm surrounded by chickens
>The chicks escape the greenhouse
>Spend like 2 hours getting them back inside, see picrel

>Dog mauled one of the chickens last week
>Chicken is infected
>Rotting black-green skin, maggots everywhere

Dad tried bringing the chicken inside, cleaning it with isopropyl alcohol, and saving the chicken

>LostCause.jpg
>Takes chicken out back
>Shoots it with a 12 gauge to euthanize it

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>>4806246
OP here
More chicken photos
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>>4805965
Chickens evolved to be eaten. The correct thing would have been to take the chicken from the dog so it wouldnt learn to steal your food, kill it cleanly, prepare it, and then feed it to the dog. Leaving a half-killed chick alive is just retarded. They rot alive or just never become productive layers or fat meat hens.
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>>4806038
That dogs eat chickens? They are carnivores like us. If it is a chicken, a carnivore will eat it.
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>>4805977

>>4803557 my old friend,

I have forseen how this will end.

You speak of winning yet will not realize what you shall lose in kind before it's too late.

Very well, though.

I have given you a head start, since it would only be fair to you.

But the game is afoot, now.

And Pray To God You Don't Make It To Page 10 First.
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>>4806018
These things manage to get goofier and goofier
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>crossthread replying

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Introspection edition
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New coop built. All the birds we hatched are going out soon. Yay.
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>notice crows like to hang out at a certain spot in my yard
>Start leaving clean water and some random food scraps over there occasionally
>Enjoy watching their shenanigans
>One day crows are making a huge ruckus, they sound pissed
>They are chasing a fox in the neighbors yard
>They do this often, I now always know that there's a fox or hawk around when they are super pissed off

Could this relationship backfire in any way once I finish my coop and get chickens? I've also seen them eating moles and rats which is pretty helpful.
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>>4806226
They'll leave the adults alone. Chicks and eggs if some get opportunistic. Just chase em off and let em be in their area and they'll come to can agreement. Smart birds compared to your chickens and they'll understand the score.
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>>4806230
Chicks would never be free range or in an area where predators can easily get to them anyway. If my hens are retarded and lay outside the coop then it's kind of a finder's keepers situation. If I have an excess of eggs I don't mind sharing a few with the local alarm system/rodent eaters.

Slow and steady will win the race to page 10
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Here, have some pictures of my favorite kind of tortoise, the Eastern Box Turtle.
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>>4806000
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post order chiroptera
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we had a lil bat pack in the attic. had to get them out because, you know, wild animals and all. but i miss them clunkin around up there. no idea WHY they were clunkin around instead of squeaking and sitting in their corner or flying but ok.
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>>4689204
love this nigga
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>>4701944
I took one from the register at my old job and was worried for like a month I was gonna get fired for stealing money.
Still have it!
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>>4783283
It waits until they are off camera to get rapey.

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>buy some salmon for people food
>give cat a piece of it
>he hits it a couple times and goes back to eating his cat goyslop
ummmm i thought cats were supposed to be smart?
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>>4802820
>buy some raw unseasoned chicken for cat food
>give human a piece of it
>he hits it a couple times and goes back to eating his flamin' hot cheetos
ummmm i thought humans were supposed to be smart?
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>>4802820
>wtf why is le cat addicted to slop i feed him with all the time????
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>>4802820
never happened
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>>4802820
Was it smoked?
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>>4802827
Humans prefer raw beef and fish

Dino meat tastes like shit

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>it's an animal that moves around with no legs somehow
>yeah it just ummm.... slithers... yes we assure you that makes perfect sense
>and it looks like this inside, don't question how it works this is 100% real
do you really believe this shit?
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>>4802154
Rubber boas supposedly never bite, rosy boas are also closely related to them and are the best beginner pet snakes.
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>>4798719
Don’t forget about snake handlers
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>>4798800
Pretty but dangerous = women
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>>4806010
words to live by
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>>4797966
>so crazy that all cultures have art of a line

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Are animals easier to train under certain languages than others? I've seen it mentioned for dogs some, but I'm thinking in terms of any animals, seals, cetaceans, birds, etc. Are certain languages with how they're structured easier for animals to understand than others? What about sounds that appear?
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>>4806115
nasa tried teaching dolphins english once
didn't really go anywhere despite the handjobs and LSD
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>>4806136
>didn't really go anywhere despite the handjobs and LSD
i'm going to need you to elaborate on that
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>>4806143
Pretty kookie mid 20th century "science".
Instead of targeting the communication gap they essentially just made them make noises that sound like english. Since the dolphins were isolated and in poor conditions, the main (female) trainer had to give them handies to keep them happy, and the guy in charge was an insane lsd addict who eventually took all the dolphins on the road high off their ass on lsd.
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>>4806115
2huGODS migration has begun
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>>4806177
>the main (female) trainer
lol
lmao
kek
jej

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Necessary characteristics:
>Must be very hard to kill, and must be able to defend itself from diseases, fungi, insects, etc.
>Must be really easily to take care of, and should only require things that are easily available.
>MUST NOT REQUIRE ANY REPOTTING, OR GROW TOO BIG TOO QUICKLY.
>Must live atleast as long as humans.
Preferred but not necessary characteristics:
>Should have traits that make it interactive, i.e., flowering of fruit-bearing.
>Should be Monoecious.
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>>4798120
>springtail hate on MY board
a pox of fungus gnats upon you
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I can tell you what NOT to get, a loofah. Got one of those bitches for free and its ruining my life. Too fucking tall too fucking fast.
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>>4802733
what do you like about them
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>>4797895
Those little flowers, theys tasty ifn ya get em before they open.

>>4798439
>>4798582
>>4798898
Cool beans; I'm not alone, lol.


OP, I dunno that last word, but I vote golden pothos just for its ability to be neglected. I did a clipping thing in an old glass milk bottle for my niece when she was 5 or 6. Like a science, watch-the-roots-grow, how to plant it after awhile; shit ya do with kids to get em into it. She just graduated high school and it's still alive. She's done her own clippings, starts, planting, everything. And I really thought she'd kill it.

Dunno, might not be what you're looking for, but it's good info to have if someone wants something nigh-invulnerable and easy to care for.

Flowering? Wood sorrel. I would say, but I forgot the name, lol. They look kinda like a fuzzy-leafed violet but I can never find any anymore. Could've been from Japan(?).


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I can't really outgrow the bottle since it doesn't have access to co2 outside the bottle. The idea is that old leaves will simply die and decay and the plant will use that to grow new leaves and so on. so far it's looking good.

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What are you supposed to do if you find a half dead, unable to properly move, wet, small rat (very likely carrying diseases) in your garden?
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>>4806059
Done.
Since it would have died anyway, I just decided to kill it with the shovel in a single clean hit.
I've even called a vet to make sure that was the proper approach.
May it rest in cheese.
Terrible way to start the weekend, I'm very sad for that small fella, I would have loved to nurse it back to health even if it was a dumb vermin.
I feel so sad...
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>>4806070
>kill it with the shovel in a single clean hit.
this was a kindness, anon. think about it like this: you started off your weekend with mercy.
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>>4806050
burn it
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>>4806050
You post more cute memes in its honor
>>4806070
You did the right thing. Sad as it is it’s just not worth the risk to yourself.
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