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Post edgy animals? Why are certain animals associated with the word "edgy". What evokes this response in humans?
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you gotta store the food somewhere
>literally uses blood as a weapon
That's just really cute.
It's apparently a carnivore. Judging from its size though, I'd figure that it'd fair very well. I think the only thing big enough in its area to fight it would be a tarantula but I'd bet on the katydid.

Owlposting continues
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I hope our place is graced by last year's family of long-eared owls again this spring.

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We need to domesticate black bears as a food source. Spain has jamon, japan has wagyu, etc etc. Let the US have blueberry bear.
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Also I ended up posting a similar thread on /ck/ and got garbage responses
filthy deer hooves typed this
Kek, I'm in that screencap.
Maybe because it's a garbage idea?

It's not like we just discovered bears. If it was worth the trouble to domesticate them we would have done so by now, or at least be well into the process.
I suspect it's because bear tastes like shit most of the time to most people.
Which one are you lmao

>If it was worth the trouble to domesticate them we would have done so by now,
do you realize how retarded you sound when you say this?
>I suspect it's because bear tastes like shit most of the time to most people.
Except when it DOES taste delightful (as can be attested easily, you can look it up on youtube if you want...) and therefore there's an opportunity that modern tech can help us achieve something that was either unknown or impossible to older generations (due to lack of knowledge of blueberry bears, due to risk of hunting before modern firearms, due to it only being palatable in US black bears, etc...)

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This pic feels so lonely.
>Fr0g me fag AA
the fuck is that filename
absolutely based, i love borzois now.
Why the long face?
Am I the only happy with the fact normies finally caught up with how amusing this breed is?
This board always loved Borzois, but I welcome the normies. Fun things are fun.

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Hands are objectively the best type of tool handling appendage. Ergo, intelligent aliens would most likely have a humanoid bodyplan. Similar to how flying vertebrae all look similar.
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So yeah, OP

any spacefaring aliens very probably have a humanoid body plan and hands

but they also have the ability to recognize and obey people smarter than them. They have the ability to cooperate on huge projects, and they trust their leaders without question.

these are all things you're incapable of.
You're incapable of understanding that your mind is broken and even if it wasn't, you're dumb.
You can't recognize people that are smarter than you. As far as you're concerned nobody is smarter than you.

You are a perfect example of why humans will probably never meet aliens, or explore the stars. People like you don't just consume resources needed for space travel, you actually get in the way of progress by actively preaching against it.

any alien species capable of reaching earth must overcome the problem that is you and others like you. Probably by locking you up or making you do slave labor somewhere where your broken mind can't cause problems. An intelligent alien might look like you, but they'd probably be shocked that you were allowed to live, and even more surprised you were allowed to speak.
the other problem that aliums would have to overcome is that imbeciles and geniuses are cut from pretty much the same cloth.

so if we tested fetuses and found OP to be defective and aborted him, the same test would probably kill off 99% of geniuses as well.

the question is if aliens would have this same problem.
Presumably they would, just as they would presumably have hands and a humanoid body plan. As far as we know, these things are requirements of high intelligence.

for every rocket scientist born, a few thousand blabbering idiots like OP have to be born first.

schizophrenia and autism aren't just tragic symptoms of the evolution of high intelligence,

They're the causes of it.

and just like having 4 limbs and 2 hands, aliens would also almost certainly have to deal with the causal relationship between insanity and genius.
>Hominids have grown smaller
>Homo erectus: 1.6m
>Homo heidelbergensis: 1.7m
>Homo sapiens: 1.8m

Hominids have got larger over time because cooking meat increases consumed calories. We're the tallest hominid species on record.
Why would alien life be large land creatures
You realize that a slight change in gravity or oxygen concentration in the atmosphere would completely change what your "ideal" bodytype should be

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This is a live cam of a bald eagle nest near Big Bear City, CA.

The area is supposed to get 7 inches of snow in the next 48 hours. It's already really windy, 14 mph, but tonight it's going to get windier, 33 mph. The eagle is sitting on two eggs.

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>lunch time
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allot fo chilling in the nest today
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More fluff
Is the snow melted? Looks cosy.

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How did these green terrors get memed into being as popular as they were/are, especially when there are much better iguana species out there?
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Cheap to mass import farm-breds or wild-caughts. All these herps which get sold as tiny babies that quickly grow much larger are typically just kept for a short time before their incompetent owners kill them off, release them outside or rehome them.
Uhm, that's not a green terror..

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Love these little fellas so much. The days suck when I don't hear them in my mornings
They're great, fucking magpies prevent me from enjoying them though. I will buy a c02 lead pistol if it keeps going.
I like seeing them in my garden, too.
Any way to befriend them? Ideally I'd like to pet them, but just them not scattering away when they see me would be enough.
Just avoid saying the n word

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>Ok I pull up

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So I've posted about this before, I've had a lot of pets over the years. For like half a year I've had two cats. I'm extremely attached to them. Both their personalities bring me joy every day. A week ago I was asked if I'd take in a dog. She was going to be put to sleep if I didn't. I said sure, I've kept her, she and the cats are getting along great now... but I'm not that attached to the dog.

I haven't settled on a name for her yet. Before these, I hadn't had a pet since 2018. I had a great dog that was taken and put to sleep and I've missed that dog and I don't think any dog could replace her. She was incredibly smart, protective, loving and loyal and had virtually no behavior problems. So now I feel bad because this one has a lot of behavior problems and I keep comparing her to my old dog unfavorably. This dog *will* go to the bathroom outside, but once she found the litterbox in the laundry room she started shitting on a bag of dirty clothes in the room. I've had to forbid her that room, which is a headache because that's where the cats shit.

She's super finnicky. She chews on everything. She's independent and defiant. I say "No!" and she drops whatever she's chewing on immediately, but then she goes right back to it after I pet her. When I walk her, as soon as I pull her a direction she doesn't want to go, she tries to wriggle out of her harness, and failing that she lays flat on the ground. I started having to pick her up (she's like 60-70 pounds) and carry her in, so now she rolls onto her back to make it harder to pick her up. I'm like 90% positive this dog's been abused. She reacts to everything with terror. I used to ticklefight my old dog, I'd tickle her while making dog noises and that was basically her favorite thing. This one whimpers like I'm actually biting her. I tried playing fetch with her, she whimpered and ran from the ball. I got her a squeak toy, the squeak scared her.
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Take it to dog school
German Shepard become big assholes if they aren’t put to strict discipline.
Correct answer. Sounds like the dog was at best poorly socialized as a pup or at worst abused, so now you have to do the best you can with trying to socialize an adult. It will be a pain to do on your own so you're better off with a trainer or school.
This is one part the dog hates you one part the dog is traumatized from abuse and isolation. And maybe one part they are a husky. If it’s a husky, they aren’t programmed from birth to love people and you need to earn their love and forget about “respect” because it’s basically a cheetah that barks.

If every human on earth died, what are the chances of the Sentinelese repopulating the planet? Do you think they could do it?
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learn to read
Let's have a logical look at it.

They have boats and are capable of island hopping to the mainland. Travel is not an issue.

The Sentinelese stick to their island because they're xenophobic and hate fucking everyone. Partially this is because they had bad experiences with outsiders, partially because (according to their neighbours) they're just dicks. So they have little drive to leave their island.

So let's presume the apocalypse was not caused by something ecological, so conditions on the island remain unchanging. Someone in China yet again ate a wild animal and everyone died from endangered dolphin flu.

Eventually the Sentinelese are going to notice their neighbours have gone. They might assume they're finally being left alone, but sooner or later they'll realise that the nearby islands are empty. The Sentinelese fucking love metalwork, so they will 100% swoop in and take every bit they can find. Once they find one island empty they'd undoubtedly be emboldened to check the others.

It would probably take a few generations for the fear/hatred of outsiders to fade from common memory, but eventually they'd colonise the surrounding islands, but whether or not they get to the mainline depends on the psychology of the tribe. Would they be driven by greed/curiosity to travel further? Or would they be content to stay in their new range? An ecological issue (lack of food, disaster, freak wave washing a boat to shore) could encourage them to to leave. Once they're actually on the mainland though there's nothing to stop them spreading worldwide.
>Would they be driven by greed/curiosity to travel further?
I would bet on this one. Curiosity is more or less synonymous with human nature, and so is greed. If there have been tribes that have consumed their island's resources to the point they kill themselves of hunger, I don't have trouble imagining greedy tribal fucks adopting a colonize > drain resources > leave > repeat model once they realise they're alone. Not even superstition is strong enough to supress the desire to explore. It'd take a single fuck reaching india or whatever developed island country is nearest to find modern cities full of empty buildings and valuables beyond anything they have ever seen, they'd go wild.

Also they love metalwork? I never heard that one before. They love it as in "oooh shiny" or something deeper?
>Also they love metalwork? I never heard that one before. They love it as in "oooh shiny" or something deeper?

More for the practical use. They don't have metallurgy, so all their metal tools are just reshaped pieces of existing metal. Since they can't mine or forge their own metal they place a high value on it, and it's one of the few types of gifts they don't mind accepting. Also if they get on board foreign boats they'll take every bit of scrap they can carry.
Cool it with the antisemitism

is horse really that fragile ?
>slipped during race
>broke bones
>yep, euthanasia for you

niggas used to fight against sabertooth and the likes
is it because domestication and breeders?
I mean donkey can take a hit like a champ
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>Want stronger and faster horses
>Breed horses to be bigger and heavier
>Breed horses to have longer legs
>Legs break
It's fine because horse tastes really great.
t. used to ride horses and got parts of the unlucky ones sent to the butcher after an accident
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Same thing applies to humans. The stocky shorter ones were hunters. The lanky phenotype came after humans were domesticated by wheat.
it's funny how babies are programmed to fall safely on their butts, but somehow adults lose that ability and die like bitches when they fall over
>Be adult
>Fall on butt like baby
>Break tailbone
>Realize being an adult will always be a pain in the ass compared to being a child

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Title says it all
Give me your wildest theory relating to anything /an/ related, could be the origin of a species that is disputed or even relating to something current. Gloves are off
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Yo mama
>to keep bongs on their toes
we should air drop care packages full of live wolves into the british countryside
Queensland Tiger, or at least was a relict population of thylacaleo before getting mogged by brits
Looks like he has strong neanderthal genes
Wolves are social, potentially curious and friendly, slow breeding, and do not put great effort into hiding. They wouldn’t last. Too pure for humanity’s bullshit.

Introduce breeding pairs of coyotes instead.

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3D Tromobrachid edition.

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for being a dead end it's pretty long lived
>groups do
A properly functioning adult male human being competes for sex and status as violently as he needs to.

If a woman has excessive sons, each successive son is more likely to be gay. This prevents extreme levels of intra-group violence by making some of the men non-competitive. The gays then spread gay as a fetish (bisexuality) by going around fucking everything that looks remotely male, lowering the level of violent competition within the group until the cycle repeats.

Overpopulation and the resulting anxiety, depression, confusion, and isolation can also generate gay as a mental disorder, among other things, as a way of taking the male energy that is, evolutionarily, meant to be used to beat the shit out of other men and fuck as many women as possible before settling on the one that sucks the least, and redirecting it towards more productive pursuits such as rearing horses or obedient and affectionate dogs because a group does not need every single male to reproduce. It's not possible or desirable.
>If a woman has excessive sons, each successive son is more likely to be gay

It's called statistics, anon. Having more sons does not increase the chance of being gay, it increases the likelihood of having a gay son because you have more sons. You have more rolls of the dice.

In the same logic, that's like saying buying multiple lottery tickets increases your chance of winning. It doesn't, each ticket still has the exact same chance of winning as if you'd bought only one. But since you bought multiple, the likelihood goes up, because you made more attempts at it.
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I dont know how an Uktan could actually kill a boar Bokodu.
That’s literally not what’s happening. The mothers immune system builds a response to male infants. Meaning the gay is passed on by men who are more likely to have gay brothers and women who are more likely to stop popping out straights by kid 2. Why, you might ask?

Because the fags can help but don’t havr a dog in the fight. Those demons terrorizing children might even help because traumatized boys grow up to be more aggressive.
its kind of like an insect that has one fertile male child and the rest are useless drones

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Who is this guy? He's black with yellow stripes and a bit bigger than a 50cent piece.
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Brown recluse
Ah, the domesticus brown recluse, only found in anon's bathrooms all over the world. Very dangerous actually, it causes massive procrastination.
gay spider
Domestic shorthair
Gay spider, he was waiting to rape you when you took your pants off

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