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Would there be any downside to hunting Grizzlies to extinction?
So people can enjoy nature without worry.
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>Not sure what Americans have to do with anything.
They're stupid assholes that glorify violence, even in nature. To the point of just telling outright lies about ecology. It's pretty common, unfortunately.

>Killing carnivores would have a negative effect on herbivores
No it wouldn't. This is a lie hunters made the fuck up.

>the reason they become pests is the lack of natural population control
Now tell me you believe in human population control and I'll take you even remotely seriously. Otherwise you've cut your own argument's throat in its crib.

>Having the idea that herbivores are good and innocent and predators are evil
This is more true than you'd like to believe. Zoomers simply poisoned society with subjective moral bullshit to the point that obvious shit is considered "outmoded theories". Herbivores do a great deal for even plant communities. Many plant species in America are extremely rare now because their herbivore partners have been nearly eradicated. Running Buffalo Clover is one example. Megacarnivores just take.

>Having the idea that herbivores are good and innocent and predators are evil
Like I said, you believe it because it "sounds correct". It's not. The largest herbivores (Elephants, Rhinos, Hippos, etc.) never have had significant predation and their numbers even in historic times were many times what they are now at a level that hunters are still insisting "needs maintained through hunting".

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>Like I said, you believe it because it "sounds correct".
Was in response to:

>Both are needed for a stable ecosystem.

>just as the elk did in Yellowstone before wolves were reintroduced.
Lol. The wolves caused a catestrophic population collapse in Elk in Yellowstone, which is possibly the most mismanaged major park in the entire fucking United States. Yellowstone is an absolute disaster of mismanagement.
This is obviously bait.

If you reply to this thread from now on you're fucking retarded. Press the x in the top right of your reply box and hide this thread,
Yeah, I know, because you're stupid and don't know shit, everything is bait you disagree with.

Why don't you look up the actual effect wolves had on the Elk in Yellowstone and how badly that park is doing.
And if you come back with "wolves changed the rivers", you're a proven propaganda-swilling retard.

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fucking patrician choice. Peter is based as fuck

I bet you voted for Trump fucko
I like snake discovery. It would be better if I didn't have to look at memes and R&M stickers in the background though.
Fuck off Taylor. Go kill a rat or something.
Recommend Clint's reptiles, very comfy. I like snake discovery but she has terrible stickers in the background

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>do pic related
>people constantly go out of their way to tell me I'm committing animal abuse

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None of those people have ever had an actual dog. If anything energetic dogs commit human abuse.
its possible to abuse a dog by tying it to your bike, even a husky. you can run their paws bloody and blacktop isn't that great for their joints. as with anything, common sense needs to be applied when looking for an activity for your dog. going for 5kms at a speed of 10km/h twice a week will not hurt most non degenerate medium sized dogs. personally, I don't like the bike method because I thinks it's unsafe: depending on where you do it, you might get run over by cunts like >>2890900
Half the time I'm getting shouted at on dirt lanes in the nearby park.
It's not because of the road surface.
I bet your dog isn't a ball of neurotic anxiety and anger like most chihuahuas.
She looks a dog and a not rat.
Good job anon.
I do this with my dog, and all i get are people saying they wish they could do it with their dog.
I live in MT though and in an area with really active people. even with that, the shelters here are full of huskys, border collies, cattle dogs and hunting dogs. from people who dont exercise them enough and get pissed that they are "too hyper" or have "separation anxiety"

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This thread is dedicated to all animals of the reptilia and amphibia families. Topics include, but are not limited to: geckos, snakes of all kinds, frogs, salamanders, newts, turtles, tortoises, and much more. Before asking a question, do a search on the internet to see if it has been answered already.

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When asking a question, make sure to include these details:
>Type and size of animal
>Enclosure dimensions
>Humidity and temperature
>Type of substrate
>The decor you use
>How often you feed
>The type of food you use
>If your animal is wild caught or captive bred
>How often you handle
>Who you bought the animal from

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depends on the gecko.

but a lot of small are actually pretty easy.

and not just leopard geckos, but there are a lot of species of smaller gecks like gonatodes that make for great first lizards.
I was looking at a gonatode, thanks
They are anything but easy.
To be the winner.
Get a large gecko first. It's too much hassle for a beginner to breed fruit flies for a small gecko. I recommend crested, fat tails, house, leopard, pictus, and if you're willing to tame an aggressive yet beautiful animal, the tokay gecko.

Old Thread: >>2880031
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Honestly the deinonychus, has been out doing the velociraptors in aesthetics
There’s going to be 14 new skins. I’m sure one of them will look good.

For sure we have:

>jungle ceratosaurus
>vivid brachiosaurus
>tundra edmontasaurus
>arid spinoraptor
>coastal stegoxeratops
Ironic considering how pre release everyone thought deinonychus looked awful because of the fins
thank you for not ignorantly misgendering this hideous beast

Discuss anything aquarium related here, including inhabitants, decor and issues.
Before asking questions in this thread, do a bit of searching online to see if it has been answered already.
Make sure you give us at least some details when asking a question, such as:

>Tank size (include dimensions, not just volume)
>Parameters (ammonia, nitrate, nitrite, pH, GH, KH)
>Any and all inhabitants + how long you've had them
>Pictures are always helpful


Tank Cycling:

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I want a lot of Java moss for my 20g long so for some cherry shrimp I plan on getting. Should I get some online or from my lfs?
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Theres already a /aq/ thread. Fuck off faggots

Get wherever it is cheaper, really easy to grow.
Don't post shit like this here.
Discord threads are always jewish and illegitimate

Dog General #34

Old Thread: >>2871835

Dog food review site - https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com

Puppy guide - http://drsfostersmith.com/pic/article.cfm?articleid=1449

Discord link goes to /an/cord's dog hub:

>What should I feed my dog?
>What breed of dog should I get?
>How do I train my dog?
>Rate my dog!

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>Boxer/pit mix. I try for a least a good long walk during the work week and then play/a little daily training around the house during the night
>it can during winter, after a bad day of work etc. but she doesnt want to be outside either when its that cold so meh. She plays with my roomates dog a lot so that kills a ton of energy if need be
>a bit higher than average. shes not bouncing off the walls all the time but she definitely needs to run around
>1- How much exercise do you do daily with your dog,

no less than 2hrs a day off leash exercise/play/socialization at a big field.

>and what type of dog is it?

Australian Shepherd

>2- When it comes to spending lots of time with your dog on walks or playing, does it begin to be a chore?

yes. if going outside isn't part of your life already, it will be very hard.

>Especially if it's cold outside or you're stuck to a certain schedule? Does it not feel limiting?

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My Shiba pretended to have a bad foot and hobble around so that he wouldn't have to go outside for a walk. Too smart.
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Haven't been on in awhile here's a pick of gretsch now that she's a year old and starting to kind of almost calm down a bit
How do i stop a dog going mad panting trying to hump me. Looking after a neighbours dog, impossible at this point. Now it howls cause its stuck in their house, but if I go in I become a fuck toy. Can't even find a leash to walk it, but it would probably try to hump me on the street too.

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Do black bears die, if they throw up?

does OP die if he stops sucking cock?

Source: >>2892344
Ah, a true scientologist, always obsessed with a dick in mouth.

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How do we deal with the mosquito problem /an/?
Are the electric flyswatters legit or just a meme?
I use Transfluthrin insecticide. But, am worried that prolonged use might kill me too. Any /an/one know anything about this. Does it affect human too?
By not living in a third world shithole. Works like a charm
not all of us can afford the neet life anon.
depends on how close you let it rest and how close is it to you when you apply it anon.
Mosquitoes are the worst animal. Prove me wrong.

Spoiler: You cannot.

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This is so sad
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Hard to improve on perfection
You would be surprised how many people enjoy this look and how it makes them run, I think it makes them look like a monster.
People have questioned if my working line GSD was a pure bred for having a straight.

You ever see these things run, they look like quasimodo.
As someone who's favorite dog breed is the German Shepherd, this makes me sad.
Those dogs should all be castrated the breeders banned from owning dogs.
Max von Stephanitz is turning in his grave.
King Charles as a breed are pretty fucked though, really unhealthy.
Irish Wolfhound.

Greyhounds are so based, such a healthy breed considering any faults or defects would not be allowed to be passed on due to racing.
They are such sweethearts and humans creating one of the fastest land animals for sport is pretty cool.
Throw other dog breeds into the mix, though kennel clubs and breeders will shit all over them despite the retro pugs and GSD Mal mixes being pretty healthy.

Okay so I’m in my last year of school and considering becoming a vet tech. It’s 2 years of college and they get paid around 30-45k in my country. Is it worth it or should I just do something else?
Depends, is that a decent wage in your country?
Not really, it’s okay but it’s not the best.
Father is one (works in animal shelter), depends if you have the guts and enjoy working with animals, as operating and putting down animals isnt for everyone, you're gonna deal with a lot of stresfull and tiring situations like hand feeding 2 weeks old puppers until they can eat solid food.
As I say, its mostly on you if you can handle it, I would recommend meeting an actual vet. tech. and talking about it more, he should help you get an idea

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I've found a cute octopus /an/ !
Look how tiny and colorful he is
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Ultra retarded, I've seen his ig. He keeps these and other exotic animals as pets in poor enclosures and gets immediately assmad when someone questions or criticizes his animal husbandry.
not poisonous until adulthood
>some anon said that before
>idk if it's right
>I'll Google it in a sec
Yeah that's bullshit
I didn't realize they were so golden looking.
Wow, I honestly wish people like that would be bitten or stung by their animals. Of course then it would just look bad on everyone else that keep potentially dangerous animals though.

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What the fuck is my mom growing?
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Stinging neddles?
It better not be damn.

I aint no plant expert but looks like strawberry leaves to me.
yeah? apparently she got the seeds from a store bought apple but i dont really believe her lol

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Last weekend we had the Christmas bat population assessment. I wasn't able to take many pics because we were busy with the nets and taking notes, but here are some pics.

This one is a Vampyrum spectrum, the biggest bat in muh country and in America.
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This one is a Carollia sowelli (Phyllostomidae: Carollinae). We set up the nets in a place with lots of Piper sp plants so we caught lots of Carollia bats. We were able to catch all the species of the country:

C. perspicillata
C. sowelli
C. subrufa, which was actually a new report for the region we were at
C. castanea

It was actually cool because while I knew they ate the Piper sp inflorescence/frutis, I never thought about how they did it. But we caught a C. perspicillata which landed on the net with the whole Piper inflorescence "stick". Pretty rad.

This one is a C. perspicillata
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This nigga.
Btw, while I come back

This one is a Trachops cirrhosus (Phyllostomidae: Phyllostominae). This one is a very singular one, they are the only Phyllostominaes to have their lips covered with lots of bulbs.

This one is a Phyllostomidae, subfamily Phyllostominae. I wasn't at this site so I don't know the species, looks kind of big so maybe a Choropterus, Phyllostomus or Phylloderma. Don't know.

This one is obviously a Lonchophylla (Phyllostomidae: Glossophaginae), either L. robusta or L. concava, the only two species of the genus in the country, but I wasn't there and you need to check the forearm, the from teeth and the tongue to get to the species.

This one is a Phyllostomidae, Sternodermatinae. I can't even get to genus with the pic but the cool thing about this guy is that you can see like dark brown spots in his shoulders. This is because of testosterone and it means this guy is trying to reproduce. I think I have a pic which shows the shoulders better.
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Here. But it doesn't look like the same guy, then again, it may be because of the flash.
He also looks like the sad cat lmao

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Anyone able to identify this parasitic plant that spread througout the desert behind my house some years back? I live in low altitude desert in southern california. Thing is it seems pretty contained to the area behind my house and haven't noticed it other places I go hiking. Thought it looked a little like ivy but I thought ivy wasn't a real parasite and this mercs every plant it touches.
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backyard breeders in black neighborhoods
Wild cucumber, seasonal perennial, not even parasitic you are delusional
If I could post the other pics you could see it is most definitely parasitic. It kills anything it's on anyway. Also it doesn't have the pods of wild cucumber anywhere from what I've seen.
Make them smaller or only post the important parts, then.
You don't know what parasitic means. Wild cucumber vines use other plants as support but they don't leech any nutrients from them. It's just a weed that grows quickly and smothers other plants out of sunlight.

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