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This is a German Shepherd thread. Post pics, stories, experiences and/or fun facts about the best breed of the world.
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I really hate dogs. I don't hate german shepherds though. The sheer intellect and competence they possess is immediately apparent when you meet one. Very impressive creatures, extremely competent in anything you train them to do.

This is why furries with pets terrify me.
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>>3762146
So what, you hate dogs except for the really violent breed that is known to enjoy killing every animal smaller than it will rip a childs face off if they aren't perfectly trained, socialized, and kept busy?

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gorilla bread, post gorils
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>>3761441
>Bokito also escaped from his enclosure at Berlin’s zoo in 2004 before he was moved to Rotterdam
That does it. He's officially my favorite now.
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>>3761441
>She had a habit of touching the glass that separated the public from the gorillas, while making eye contact with Bokito and smiling at him. Although smiling is often associated with submissive or non-aggressive behavior in gorillas,[4] eye contact is a practice that is discouraged by primatologists, as apes are likely to interpret eye contact as a challenge or a form of aggressive display.[citation needed] Zoo employees had previously warned her against doing this, but she continued, claiming a special bond with him: in an interview with De Telegraaf she said, "When I smile at him, he smiles back".
>three more people were injured as a result of the panic
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>>3761520
>aww look, he's smiling
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Why do they always look so angry
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>>3762699

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Why didn't my idiot fucking ancestors fully domesticate cheetahs like they did with wolves?
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>>3758966
Headpat
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>>3759856
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>>3757437
They're worthless animals. Shit tier felids. House cats are better.
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>>3759735
kek
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>>3759293
>Ancient man
>Proud Aryan
>Domesticated great beasts as God intended
>Enslaves the pre-ad*mites

>m*odern man
>denies his true self
>is enslaved by his pets who are super lame
>futilely tries to up-lift the pre-adamite races to satiate his own ego

Where did it all go wrong?

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>nature documentary narrator doesn't have grandfatherly/grandmotherly voice.
yikes
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any essential viewing documentaries?
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>>3756456
This is so important
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>>3756541
Devastated, honestly.
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>>3759508
>Le epic Steven fat kikefaggotverse comblr reaction image
Go ba- Actually kill yourself instead
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>>3758427
what the /an/ minecraft server bro?

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What are your thoughts on the morph market?
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>>3762310
No one's going to sped the BIG bucks on a normal, healthy snake, anon.
Then again, no one's going to spend this much on a SMASHED and SLAMMED snake, either, except for other people that want to SMASH and SLAM some more snakes themselves, who will then sell them to the first group, etc.
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>>3762006
Retarded as every niche market.
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>>3762289
basically
>new morph drops
>super valuable, breeders all buying in at 500%-1,500% of what a wild type costs
>mass produce the morphs
>5-10 years later they're like 120-300% of what a wild type costs
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>>3762369
>>3762432
Yep. No sane human being, other than maybe a wealthy asshole, is spending this much on these snakes and lizards and other herps. It's breeders themselves that are the market for this shit. It's pretty funny, honestly.
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>>3762006
Same fags, different animals. Dogs, fish, birds, reptiles... what pet isn't part of a web of fuckery at this point

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>Portland Woman Sentenced for Selling Pangolin Scales Illegally Imported into the U.S.

They're selling the stuff for $5.50/gram so selling a kilo pays off the fine.
No jail time, they seem to trust Agnes Yu to not sell twice as much to help cover her fine

https://www.justice.gov/usao-or/pr/portland-woman-sentenced-selling-pangolin-scales-illegally-imported-us
Heres a link to the Chinese version of the press release, they made a special chinky on for Agnes Yu because she doesn't speak English and neither do her overseas masters. https://www.justice.gov/usao-or/press-release/file/1386376/download

PORTLAND, Ore.—A Portland resident and purveyor of Chinese homeopathic remedies pleaded guilty and was sentenced today for selling pangolin scales illegally imported into the U.S., announced Acting U.S. Attorney Scott Erik Asphaug.

Agnes Yu, 53, was sentenced to three years’ federal probation and a $5,000 fine.

“Illegal trafficking poses a grave and persistent threat to wildlife populations across the globe. The purchase or sale of these animals is a serious crime and priority for federal law enforcement,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Asphaug.

“We commend the Department of Justice and all other agencies that played a role in aiding this investigation and prosecution,” said James Ashburner, a Special Agent in Charge for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Office of Law Enforcement. “Trafficking of pangolins, and other protected species, is a huge part of global illegal wildlife trade. The Service will continue to use every tool at its disposal to fight wildlife trafficking and bring to justice the individuals who are depriving our planet of these magnificent creatures for their own profit.”
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>>3762252
Chaos consumes itself. China will eventually perish.
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>>3762603
I dunno man like china has lost hundreds of millions to famine in the last 100 years and yet they just spring back harder than ever
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>>3762242
>they made a special chinky on for Agnes Yu because she doesn't speak English
I very much doubt this. Asians routinely pretend not to understand English in order to get out of trouble.
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>>3762263
Agreed. There's too many of these faggots in the world, slapping them on the wrist solves nothing when there's a hundred more waiting in line behind them. Tried, convicted, shot and turned into fertilizer. The slimy shits know exactly what they're getting into, they know how to work the system. They deserve no empathy or pity.
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>>3762642
>Asians routinely pretend not to understand English in order to get out of trouble.
do they though? i feel like if i saw that i would think they were fucking with me before i’d believe they didn’t speak at least broken english.

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>no decorations
>nothing to make it look slightly appealing
>just a bunch of massive fish stuffed into a box
Why do people think this is cool? Arguably the best part about having an aquarium is seeing how the fish interacts with it's environment and watching them create cool holes in the ground or seeing how they interact with different fish species. This is beyond the threshold for how appalling an aquarium can be.
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>>3759606
there natural habitat is shallow water
he might drown as your tank is to deep and he cant reach the surface level in time
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>>3759691
>>3760798
>>3760831
Trolls.
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>>3755955
>Why do people think this is cool?
Cock measuring.
A lot of fishkeepers, and especially monster fishkeepers, don't actually like or care about fish. That is, not in the sense of caring what the fish like or having a fascination of the aquatic world. It's just about cramming as many big fish in a bare bones tank as possible.
The fish are just a set piece for these people. That's why every fucking "monster" tank on Earth has to have the same species, because if you don't, then that's a "category" missing, and you can't let some other "aquarist" one-up you. Therefore every single tank has to have an arowana, an arapaima, a pacu, a red-tailed cat, a tiger datnoid, etc.
This checklist mentality even seems like it's been creeping into normal fishkeeping the last few decades. There's a reason why every freshwater community aquarium on instagram "just happens" to have the Boesmani rainbow with roseline shark combination, and it's not coincidence. Not that they're not both really nice fish, but come the fuck on already.
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>>3762072
>This checklist mentality even seems like it's been creeping into normal fishkeeping the last few decades.
Do you think there's a reason for that mentality growing, or is it really just thanks to instagram and the internet? Everyone seems pretty aware of how shitty the reptile community is with their "gotta catch em all" cliques, but I didn't think fish keeping was getting worse over time too.
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>>3762685
I'd say that the hobby is actually improving. A lot of accounts with bad tanks have their comments locked because so many people would call them out on their shit. The "monster" thing is only really big in Asia. The trend I've seen in fishkeeping groups has been naturalistic community setups. Sure there's some competative/elitist pricks on social media, but that's a problem with social media, not the hobby itself.

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Post birds, appreciate birds
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>>3759991
a hybrid of galah and tiel
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>House Finches nest in planter
>One Week passes
>5 eggs
>One Week passes
>Suddenly cowbird
>Chaos
>Check nest
>1 egg left
>one egg smashed on ground
>parents aren’t returning

Fuck these little shits
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>>3747752
I had a professor and a bunch of classmates who were ornithology geeks and I don't get the appeal, birds suck, fish are way better
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My wife found this cat on our patio at our apartment and he keeps meowing at me. I gave him food and water from a distance and he seems nice.
He walked up to the door and continues to meow. Do I trust him, /an/?
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>>3761256
Never feed a stray cat.
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>>3762156
That's nothing. If a cat actually wants to hurt you then you will BLEED.

t. has tried to help fighting and injured cats
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>>3762711
Cats don't just snap like dogs can dude. They're not aggressive like that. He likes you. He won't hurt anyone unless he thinks he's being attacked. In my experience that only happens when a cat is 1) actually being attacked by another cat or dog or 2) is otherwise injured or becomes trapped, eg when my cat got her leg caught in this heavy wrought metal basket my mother had.
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>>3762722
too late chud, fuck off
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>>3762711
my index finger is permanently crooked from a cat bite i got years ago

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My shmoopy spoopy doggos :)
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>>3761893
I'm gonna rape your dogs to death.
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>>3762726
ok buddy

The ants that live in my kitchen are becoming more brazen. They usually only come out from underneath my floor cupboard when I've left some food out, but over the past couple days I've caught 3 separate ants scouting for food behind my ear. They're pushing their luck and I might have to exterminate them soon.
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>>3762621
Just rape them to death like I did to all the bugs in my house.
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>>3762621
I too have schizo fantasies where animals do things to me on purpose so when I kill them I'm totally morally justified.
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>>3762717
They're getting greedy. I leave stuff out for them pretty regularly, including bowls with my icecream leftovers (a favorite of theirs), but now they're invading my personal space and leaving their stink on me. If they don't pull back then I'm afraid they might have to go.
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>>3762734
>Hmmm, I wonder why these automata are continuing to forage in my house after I purposefully feed them.
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>>3762736
Genocide it is then. Sorry, antbros. I offered you a good home and fed you well.

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Bladder snail edition

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Discuss anything aquarium related here, including inhabitants, decor, and issues. Before asking questions in this thread, 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 inhabitants + how long you've had them
>Pictures are always helpful

Tank Cycling:
>www.modestfish.com/how-to-cycle-your-aquarium/

Stocking and Water Change Calculator:

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>>3762494
>>3762542
Oh, sorry. Didn’t mean to reply to your post with my tank.
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>>3762515
They seem very sensitive and their fry require special care but if you think you can pull it off with a pair go for it.
I’ll stress that you need a lot more rasboras though which is why you may not want to get more than a pair of gourami. Your call at the end of the day though
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Sorry for shit quality, but there's little white globs of what appears to be fungus or bacteria that have appeared on my log. The tank is still cycling and I have throughly rinsed and soaked the wood. Is this normal or could it potentially harm any inhabitants?
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are there any coldwater centerpiece fish for sub-30 gallons? Everything that is about the right size is a shoaling fish and goldfish can't go that small and are also violent bullies.
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>>3762714
extremely normal, all submerged wood will have a mold phase. Should sort itself out eventually.

animals that existed
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>>3751369
I want one
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>>3761709
based retard
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>>3756073
gravity doesn't drastically fucking shift around like magic you retard, the size of how large an animal can grow is based on if it can gain more energy than it can spend finding it and its biology. the reason sauropods got so big was one their ability to lay eggs, which allowed them to grow to enormous sizes and reproduce efficiently without constraining their bodies to take care of a developing body inside their own. second is vast amounts of food in their environments that give them the energy to sustain their massive bodies. fuck right off with your "the earth got more and less gravity over time" and hollow earth bs
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>>3759392
Humanity needs to be culled
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>>3751475
Those psychos on the left were the scariest part of watching Walking With Beasts as a kid. Something about a massive creature chasing you because it wants you dead in particular is an absolutely terrifying concept to me

Car rides are very sad edition
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I'm getting a german shepherd puppy, what do you think about them?
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My puppy just turned 3 months and now all of a sudden she's constantly demand barking. What should I do?
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My new fren Ozzie
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got pictures of the pups at week 3 from the breeder.

as per Puppy Culture protocol, they are learning about Dinosaurs
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8LOFkNKGUQ

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Post an animal without posting the animal.
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>>3753414

rubber duck?
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>>3761835
That's a bit of a stretch.
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>>3747165
It fucking does
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>>3747487
He looks like an older shrivelleder Mel Gibson
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>>3753126
>>3753260
>Faggot with extra steps




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