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Just cause I fuckin' love owls
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THE rare black barn owl

Which way pig man?
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>>4773053
hog taste like shit
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>>4773053
hybridized super pigs
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>>4773053
Hog. Pigs are cucks that let themselves be eaten. I wish to be free to roam and gore as many hunters or campers as I so desire.
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>>4773093
they took this from yov

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>>4719834
Team yellows territory got inherited by a breeding pair 7 weeks ago.
I befriended them by feeding them regularly. But I had to keep my distance because of the nesting season.
Yesterday and today, one of the crows came to my house to attack my crow.
At least that crow was just dive bombing my crow.
My crow is used to get feathers plucked by Theodore, so a bit of dive bombing is not that severe.
I obviously intervened and started teaching that crow where the borders of my territory are. I wish teaching that was less time consuming.
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>>4765716
>8 years
>30 years
why such a huge difference?
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>>4769930
Predators and other crows.
Wild crows sometimes can live up to 30 years in the wild.
But usually they die after 8 years because they become weak and or blind and can no longer defend their territory from other crows and they can no longer properly flee from birds of prey or other predetors.
Dunno why this isn't the case with ravens. Probably because they are bigger and predetors are less of a concern even when you are slightly blind and weak.
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o-oh my....
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>>4654391
>Says no poop sex
>Vaginas are besides the pooper and frequently get infections due that reason.

There is no big difference, human vaginas are ugly as hell anyway.
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>pigs are just dogs that people decided to eat because they were fatter
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>>4773011
you just need to cook it longer and add more ginger
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>>4773014
Only third worlders eat ginger
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>>4773021
irish do but only during siege
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>>4773021
what’s wrong with ginger
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>>4773077
Gives you gingervitis

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Is raw food actually better for your cat
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>>4772377
Raw food contains more nutrients but is harder to digest. Cooked food contains fewer nutrients but less energy is spent digesting it.
Pick your poison. Human bet everything on option 2 and won.
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>>4772377
So is keeping them inside.
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>>4772487
1: It depends on how you cook it
2: Raw food can contain actual poison, and although some animals may be immune or develop a resistance quickly, they will have the shits first, and they will become carriers of salmonella at least
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>>4772377
My family's outdoor cat lived to 21, just fed it extra food from cooking. I think feeding it real food and not petslop is more important than whether it's cooked.
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>>4772377
yes
https://price-pottenger.org/blog/pottengers-cats-early-epigenetics-and-implications-for-your-health/
used to have the whole pdf but can't find it
the tldr is cats fed cooked meat experienced malnutrition epigenetic changes that led to
>less fertility
>mitochondrial damage
>poor structural developement
the damages lasted and worsened even after they were put back on raw food for a couple of generations before getting better.

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Are humans special, /an/?
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>>4772849
The real question is does special actually mean anything? Would there be any point in being special if we simply expire on this little planet?
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>>4772878
>also most people still lack true self awareness, few humans are truly "special"
This just sounds like "the unwashed masses are just NPCs" talk.

>>4772879
>And fucked it up to the point that it'll take a miracle for humanity not to be extinct in another 300 years
Doomer detected.

>>4772880
>The real question is does special actually mean anything? Would there be any point in being special if we simply expire on this little planet?
Existentialy challenged anon detected.
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>>4772884
>This just sounds like "the unwashed masses are just NPCs" talk.
I mean, it would be right. Being an NPC isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but most people simply aren’t equipped or caring enough to concern themselves with anything greater than acquiring their next meal, rest and fuck session
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>>4772853
Based thinker.
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>>4772852
>hyperintelligent species
Have you read any posts on this board recently? I'm starting to doubt.

How do people leave their dogs like this, for 8-10 hours at a time, like a veal cow?
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>>4772948
Fair point.
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>>4772948
>The same kind of "person" usually doesn't like cats so "cat people" that also dislike dogs, but dislike dog ownership, noticed this hundreds of years ago.
what are you trying to say? looks like you missed a coma or typo but idk where
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>>4772922
I know a woman who has six pomeranians. She keeps them all in crates too small for 20+ hours per day, even on the weekends. She doesn't leave any water for them, because they'll piss all over their crates.
Recently she left one of them to die (extremely large tumor in his jaw) while she vacationed in Florida. That was less than a month ago.
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>>4773020
>pomeranians
Caged for a good reason then. Horrible fuckers.
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>>4773022
I don't particularly like 'em either, but it seems unusually cruel to me. You'd think she would stop after inflicting maximum suffering on only one or two of them. Must be really sick in the head.

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Strangely, there hasn’t been one of these yet (that I know of). So let’s fix that and get a thread going for all things pertaining to Mustelids - some of the hardiest, most enduring mammals.
This includes: Ferrets, Stoats, Wolverines, Badgers, Otters, Minks, Weasels, Martens, Grisons, Skunks, etc.
Ownership and advice for owning is also naturally welcome.
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Otter thread is dead so guess they go here now
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hey guys how do i look?
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long weirdos
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>>4772903
quite stunning if i do say so myself

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>*builds a nest in your yard*
>"this is mine now. fight me"
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>>4771626
We coexist. They built a nest on my roof last year. This was exceptionally convenient because not a single bird dared to make a ruckus on my roof that year.
They'd sometimes fly in when it was still dark outside and I had the lights on. Usually they'd be smart enough to leave again, although one got caught by a flypaper, freed herself, then got caught again, that time without being able to escape. I mercy killed her.
Wasn't stung a single time. They were curious about me a few times, but by and large it was mutually beneficial.
I hope I get another nest this year.
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>>4771958
Wasps stand no chance against these terminators.
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>>4771626
K
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>>4771833
"Some of you may die, but that's a sacrifice I'm willing to make"
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>>4772881
Sometimes when I buy bulk live ladybugs and let them loose I imagine myself as a ruthless Soviet commissar sending wave after wave of his own men at the aphid/mite menace as they are simultaneously eaten in turn by birds and mantises. And then when a full, healthy tomato crop is ready for harvest I can hear tiny, squeaky cries of "URAAAAA". My men have claimed victory over the invaders, at great cost. We will always remember their eternal and shining sacrifice.

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You said a "jackdaw is a crow."

Is it in the same family? Yes. No one's arguing that. As someone who is a scientist who studies crows, I am telling you, specifically, in science, no one calls jackdaws crows. If you want to be "specific" like you said, then you shouldn't either. They're not the same thing.

If you're saying "crow family" you're referring to the taxonomic grouping of Corvidae, which includes things from nutcrackers to blue jays to ravens.

So your reasoning for calling a jackdaw a crow is because random people "call the black ones crows?" Let's get grackles and blackbirds in there, then, too.

Also, calling someone a human or an ape? It's not one or the other, that's not how taxonomy works. They're both. A jackdaw is a jackdaw and a member of the crow family. But that's not what you said. You said a jackdaw is a crow, which is not true unless you're okay with calling all members of the crow family crows, which means you'd call blue jays, ravens, and other birds crows, too. Which you said you don't.

It's okay to just admit you're wrong, you know?
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>>4772632
>You said a "jackdaw is a crow."
relevant to /an/
we've been arguing about whether whales are a type of fish for at least 14 years now.
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>>4772634
whales and dolphins are fish. they're slimy and live in the water. i won't hear any more of it
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>>4772634
maybe the water whales can be called a 'Fish' but the ones on land don't even remotely look like fish. then you got hybrids who might confuse some folk
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>>4772622
Grackles aren't corvids though
Black corvids are "crows"
the only difference between a raven and a crow is size.
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>>4772724
a what and a crow?

We're losing our women to Big Walrus Cock...
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>>4772187
Looks like it landed in the water at the end, so maybe it depends on the angle it fell in at.
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>>4771158
P-p-p-p RAPE a penguin!
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>>4772886
>everybody watching mindlessly
>no one does anything
this says a lot about society
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>>4772886
was it penetrating?
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>>4772975
I don't know. Why don't you go ask the penguin?

Now that the dust has settled, what was its problem?
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>>4772783
Look man, you get bored sitting and doing nothing. You need to spice things up a bit, like inventing the concept of predation.
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>>4772783
>attenboroughii
Direct ancestor of Attenborough?
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>>4772783
Wtf is up with the knock off disney logo in the bottom right?

Chinook Edition

cont. from >>4766026


Gear

Ray Allen Manufacturing: Tactical Dog Gear | Police and Military K9 (https://www.rayallen.com)

Kurgo: High Quality Outdoor Adventure Dog Gear Products (https://www.kurgo.com)


Trainers

Tom Davis (R+, R-, P+, P-, EC, PR): https://www.youtube.com/@tomdavisofficial

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>>4772924
The obsession is real.
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>>4772831
>MAGA
obsessed
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>>4773933
Seethe and cope.
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Are there quality written guides for training? I hate milling through Youtube videos. I also live alone and am worried I'll give my dog separation anxiety like my shitty neighbors.

My brain register chimpanzees as animals, despite the obvious similarities, but when it comes to the bonobo, I get a slight uncanny valley feel and somehow I see one of us.
A twisted, bizarre version of us, that's still not human, with an appearance that maybe is closer to us than their intelligence, which all in all is impressive compared to other animals, but still can't overcome the abyss between our minds.

I almost feel that I could have a basic conversation with one, or that they'd build a civilization, however primitive. But instead, at the end of the day, they're just another animal in the zoo, even if they're among the smartest

And I wonder what other hominids/hominins felt when seeing each other, and what does a bonobo or chimp feel when seeing us. We know that sapiens and neanderthals mixed, but they were close enough to be able to reproduce (and some men will fuck anything). Modern humans crossed paths with late erectus and earlier ancestors must've also seen other close cousins, who must've been in direct competiton. Needles to say, we're the only survivors

https://youtube.com/watch?v=M2Lp2m8qLZI&t=150s
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>>4771596
absolutely mogged
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>>4771588
>"60 minutes"
>12 minute video
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>>4771821
>The age of multiple human species existing at the same time must have been a wild one
We're still living in it.
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I assume that only one branch of humans surviving was always going to be the result. Humans are too competitive
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>>4772743
I think subspecies is more accurate but based


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