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Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom

Post by Ellie » 19 Feb 2013, 09:35

I just saw a friend on Facebook ranting against iguanas, which surprised me (especially as she seems like one of those "all creatures great and small" hippie-type people).

Aside from the obvious (kittens kittens kittens kittens kittens), what animals do you like or hate?

I like cheetah cubs! And nurse sharks. I don't like any insects. Or guinea pigs. Or rats (thanks a lot, too-young-reading-attempt of 1984, for that phobia). I don't think monkeys are funny or cute. I like baby alligators, though!
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Post by Warren » 19 Feb 2013, 09:45

I like watching the birds. I don't go "birding". But I put up a feeder, and if an owl, hawk, or other bird that doesn't eat seed happens by, I'll take notice.

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Post by JD » 19 Feb 2013, 09:48

Bugs that "work" are pretty cool - ants, bees, spiders. I like watching them go about their duties, whether that is scouting, foraging, or building webs.

I am also not usually a primate fan. Monkeys are often either creepy or scary, and chimps are terrifying.

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Post by pistoffnick » 19 Feb 2013, 10:10

Hippos are obviously the best mammals.

I don't like gannets - they wet their nests. Chickens are entertaining to watch.
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Post by thoreau » 19 Feb 2013, 10:36

PUPPIES!

BIG CATS! ESPECIALLY THEIR KITTENS! !!
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Post by tr0g » 19 Feb 2013, 11:10

Predators. I'm a big fan of that which enforces the natural order.

While I appreciate bugs on a cerebral level, I don't want them around me. I especially don't want them on me. (Reason #311,425 why I don't go camping)

And slugs are just gross. Who thought a slimy disembodied gray tongue with antenna was a good idea, anyway? Was no market research at all done?
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Post by JasonL » 19 Feb 2013, 11:19

Hawks and Falcons are awesome. You can't argue with a 200 mph divebomb.

Agree slugs are just gross. Sea cucumbers are in that same mode. Don't even get me started on parasitic nasty worms.

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Post by Andrew » 19 Feb 2013, 11:23

I like animals that can thrive among humans while remaining obnoxious and indifferent towards humanity: coyotes, raccoons, ravens, etc. I respect their resilience.
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Post by D.A. Ridgely » 19 Feb 2013, 11:32

Andrew wrote:I like animals that can thrive among humans while remaining obnoxious and indifferent towards humanity: coyotes, raccoons, ravens, etc. I respect their resilience.
Cockroaches?

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Post by Hugh Akston » 19 Feb 2013, 11:34

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
Andrew wrote:I like animals that can thrive among humans while remaining obnoxious and indifferent towards humanity: coyotes, raccoons, ravens, etc. I respect their resilience.
Cockroaches?
Politicians?
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Post by Mo » 19 Feb 2013, 11:40

Hugh Akston wrote:
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
Andrew wrote:I like animals that can thrive among humans while remaining obnoxious and indifferent towards humanity: coyotes, raccoons, ravens, etc. I respect their resilience.
Cockroaches?
Politicians?
That's unfair to cockroaches, at least the provide a useful purpose.
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Post by Hugh Akston » 19 Feb 2013, 11:42

I like mollusks. Cephalopods in particular are cool looking and very clever hunters and breeders.

On the chordate side I prefer monotremes because they reject the mammalian patriarchy of lactating out of nipples. ALSO YOU GUYS PLATYPI HAVE ELECTROLOCATION AND THE MALES ARE VENOMOUS.
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Post by JasonL » 19 Feb 2013, 11:58

Mosquitoes are the guidos of the animal kingdom, but kind of worse - more like guidos using levels of Axe that are actually toxic to the public at large.

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Post by tr0g » 19 Feb 2013, 11:58

Hugh Akston wrote:I like mollusks. Cephalopods in particular are cool looking and very clever hunters and breeders.

On the chordate side I prefer monotremes because they reject the mammalian patriarchy of lactating out of nipples. ALSO YOU GUYS PLATYPI HAVE ELECTROLOCATION AND THE MALES ARE VENOMOUS.
The platypus is just a ridiculous looking animal for starters. Add in the fact the more you learn about them, the weirder they get, and you really do have living proof God does drugs. Electrolocation was the kicker for me.

Yes, the platypus is a definite winner.
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Post by Warren » 19 Feb 2013, 12:01

Hugh Akston wrote:I like mollusks.
Me too! They're delicious.
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Post by Jake » 19 Feb 2013, 12:41

Hugh Akston wrote:
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
Andrew wrote:I like animals that can thrive among humans while remaining obnoxious and indifferent towards humanity: coyotes, raccoons, ravens, etc. I respect their resilience.
Cockroaches?
Politicians?
Hey! I... uhh... no comment.
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Post by lunchstealer » 19 Feb 2013, 13:32

I liked crickets until I started having to trudge through the Texas mass cricket kills to get into the grocery store. Seriously, when Jimeny's population gets so out of control that you're in danger of slipping on the squished carcases in the parking lot, NOT OK.

I am OK with spiders until they get on me, or directly above me. A spider who fails to vacate the shower prior to my using it tends to get a one-way trip down the drain.

Second the fear of great apes. Those sonsabitches may be gentle most of the time, but if they freak out they'll tear your arms off. Best to leave them in the jungles where they can do their thing on their own.

I like snakes in the wild, but find people who keep snakes as pets tiresome. I suppose if you caught it yourself in the wild, and keep it in a terrarium, maybe that's OK. But getting a python to keep as a pet just seems like an indication that you took hair-band videos too seriously.
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Post by Highway » 19 Feb 2013, 13:47

I think the 17-year brood X Cicadas are pretty cool. They don't really cause trouble, except to the small branches of trees, they don't climb in the house, just are really loud, but they shut up at night, unlike the Spring Peepers.
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Post by Rachel » 19 Feb 2013, 13:50

I HATE MONKEY!!! I wish i could punch a gorilla in the face. I also hate whales, horses, and dolphins. I love crocodiles, all felines, and terrapins. Rabbits and wolves are pretty ok. I would murder most birds
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Post by JasonL » 19 Feb 2013, 13:56

Gorillas are awesome!

Monkeys ... less so.

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Post by Hugh Akston » 19 Feb 2013, 14:00

I also admire Siberian Tigers. Most animals who live in snowy climates will adopt a white or mostly white coat for camouflage. Tigers stick with the Orange and black stripes because fuck you.
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Post by thoreau » 19 Feb 2013, 14:02

Hugh Akston wrote:I also admire Siberian Tigers. Most animals who live in snowy climates will adopt a white or mostly white coat for camouflage. Tigers stick with the Orange and black stripes because fuck you.
When you're the second biggest predator on land (after the polar bear, I think) and damn fast and quiet, you can afford to blow off the trivial shit like camouflage.
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Post by tr0g » 19 Feb 2013, 15:02

thoreau wrote:
Hugh Akston wrote:I also admire Siberian Tigers. Most animals who live in snowy climates will adopt a white or mostly white coat for camouflage. Tigers stick with the Orange and black stripes because fuck you.
When you're the second biggest predator on land (after the polar bear, I think) and damn fast and quiet, you can afford to blow off the trivial shit like camouflage.
Years ago, I was watching a show on Siberian tigers. Apparently, if the tigers pick up on the fact you're tracking them, they will do a loop through the forest and come up behind you. The Russian biologist was all "And that's when you're done for the day and it's time to go back to camp. Quickly."
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Post by fyodor » 19 Feb 2013, 15:29

Warren wrote: I don't like humans, dirty, foul creatures they are.
This from Mr. Save The Humans? ;)
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Post by Mo » 19 Feb 2013, 16:16

Whales are delicious.
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