Choose one of these five animals to totally domesticate. They become as much of an accepted pet as a cat or dog would be.Which one would you pick and why
>>3575367a domesticated skunk would be the best outdoors guard pet out there. if someone tries to break into your home, not only would they get sprayed by a skunk, but you could easily tell if one of your neighbors was responsible for the attempt by smell alone
>>3575370a brocoon opening a soda can and binging netflix with you sounds pretty awesome. theres so much useful shit they could do with their thumbs
>>3575367A raccoon, it's the smartest one of the bunch and it has almost human hands
red panda>would be chill but not really do muchopossum>lil gremlins would raid your trash and hiss a lot. would probably hide in hard to reach places in your home and collect dropped crunch berriesfox>has the downsides of cats and dogs put into one animalskunk>more effective guard animal than a dog but also smelly. would need to develop some sort of treatment to make scent tolerable, but that defeats the pointraccoon>thumbs, smart, sociable, would be chill to hang out with if domesticated, would be super helpfulgotta go with the raccoon
We should seriously start a raccoon breeding program with the objective of raising their IQ.Imagine a raccoon in the intelligence-tier of a dolphin
>>3575388a raccoon with a domesticated temperament and a dolphin level IQ would be the best helper animal one could possibly get. The only problem is that they would need to be trained pretty well, otherwise you have a mischievous asshole in your house that can open beer cans, unscrew jars, remove child safety locks, unlock doors, or use a gun
>>3575367Isn't there already domesticated fox breeds? Either way I vote for the coon
>>3575367Red Panda, because they are the cutest. Foxes are also a great choice and I think there are (very few) domesticated foxes out there.
>>3575393I dont think raccoons have the strength in their fingers to pull a trigger actually, unless it's a really fucking weak trigger.Gun triggers are designed to have significant resistance to being pulled, a human child could struggle with it
Just a thought before doing a Google search. I know there are people that keep skunks as pets but remove their spray gland, but have skunks that have a non-functioning gland or lack of gland ever been found? If it can happen, would be cool to find enough to breed them.
I would keep the skunk and smoke a fuck ton of weed and if people asked about the smell I would say I have a pet skunk
>>3575428>all guns are the sameWrong anon.Maybe a .44 revolver is hard to pull back but the wife's peashooter has a hair trigger.
>>3575367Racoons are kinda big and smart. If they can be tamed into using their little paws they'd be amazingOtherwise for me it's the fox because dey cute
>>3575367Raccoon. Smarter than a dog.
>>3575367Poss easily. They're cute and actually useful.
>>3575367raccoon, they're like cats with tiny hands
>>3575367opossum or racoon
>>3575388Planet of the Raccoons
>>3575393>use a gunImagine a raccoon holding you at gun point because you ran out of doritos or something
>>3575808Damn, that rock really came at him.
>>3575387Opossums are pretty chill and immune to rabies. They also eat ticks which is a massive boon if you're a country bumpkin. A lot of the hissing is just bluster even with the wild ones. Also raccoons are just ask likely to raid your trash and are smart enough for you to require tamper proof lids.
>>3575428I could feasibly see one fitting its paw into a trigger guard and pulling on the trigger with its entire paw if said trigger guard is large enough.
Skunk for the opportunity to teach it to spray on command. I want a living pepper spray can.
>>3575454>Shooting your .44 DA instead of SABro....
>>3575367porbably the fogs or the skung or the raccum
possu is great but they don't live long enough
>>3575413They're still working on it. Domestication takes hundreds of years and so far the Russian team that's doing it has had fifty. The foxes are currently being bred to not be shy around humans mainly, and not for other attributes the average dog has like trainability or intelligence. Even with the breeding towards not being shy around humans they're still not outright friendly with them. I imagine that by the time the foxes they're breeding are fully domesticated they'll almost not resemble wild ones at all like how modern dogs don't look like wolves anymore.
>>3575367Been watching a lot of SaveAFox throughout the quarantine so foxes. I liked foxes to begin with tho
>>3576274Modern dogs actually look a lot like wolves and jackals if we let them.For some reason people think smashed faces, droopy lips that can't hold in drool, and bacteria/parasite gathering floppy ears are cool though.
>>3576290if every dog looked like a husky, no one would want a husky. probably a good thing actually.
What about tanukis?What are they like
>>3576294A lot of people wouldn't want dogs either and there would be way, way less of them.
>>3575367I reject your false dichotomy and embrace the 6th option
I want pet giant squirell.
>>3575367fox and possum are way easier to domesticate.
>>3575564So, another sunday on a flyover state.
>>3576410what a fucking ugly nigger
There are technically already domesticated foxes, but it's a russian job, so I'm not sure how reliable it is.
>>3575367Raccoon or fox, but I still think opossums are rad as hell and kinda cute.
>>3576164>immuneNO mammal is 100% immune to rabies. Opossums just have higher resistance to it.
>>3575367Probably raccoon. I imagine we'll get there eventually. It'd be cool to have a semi intelligent raccoon buddy to help you out with stuff.
>>3575808Is there a spider there or something? No way they're that skittish.
>>3575367>Red PandaShy and solitary, would be like a cute fluffy cat but that keeps to itself>RaccoonSmart and mischievous, fucker would be hard to keep as they're crafty>SkunkGlands removed, it seems pretty nice>FoxPeople have "domestic" foxes and they're really active and cannot be housebroken, they piss and shit whenever they need to. No thanks>OpossumThey're really nice when they get used to you, even wild ones never bite, they just freeze, open their mouth and hiss but never chomp down, so they'd be the ones more inclined to being friendly
>>3576699>cannot be housebroken, they piss and shit whenever they need toSpoken like a true ignorant
>>3576296Tanuki are canines, and unlike foxes they are actually a very social animal. They prefer small groups but typically hunt together with whoever they stick with. This behavior could be domesticated with enough effort. The kicker would be that they hibernate and require a cuddle buddy when they do. You would either need to have tanuki in pairs for this, or specialized beds made to simulate this would have to be created.
>>3576391>I reject your false dichotomy and embrace the 6th option>Dichotomyfailtetrachotomy is what you're looking for
>>3576856or sleep with me,, or just turn on the heat
>>3576290>>3576294Dogs are actually pretty similar to wolves. If you shave a wolf down it will look like a big mean mutt
>>3575367FoxIt is cute and cool
>>3575367is it a question?
>>3577578I love coyotes so fucking muchI have to disagree with you though because retards and white women would ruin them
>>3577581rather, coyotes would ruin the white women.
>>3577582This smug motherfucker, just look at him.
>>3576230>Taking the time to cock the hammer in a life or death situation>Not just pulling the triggerRetard
>>3577617Well yeah, it's a life or death situation so it's better to make sure you won't missOnly reason to shoot DA is >oh shit I have to shoot instantly without aiming at all right this second or I'm dead
>>3575367I'm going to boring and echo the majority: raccoons, if domesticated, would have a high potential for usefulness due to their cleverness and dexterous claws.
>>3575428>Gun triggers are designed to have significant resistance to being pulled, a human child could struggle with itYou've never actually held a firearm, have you?
I would want an opossum pet but they only live for two years so I'm not sure if it's worthwhile.
>>3575367Racoons are cool because they can actually pick sings up. Fox would be a god tier rodent exterminator, possums are cute. Skunk is the worst choice.
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>>3575367Domesticated racoons could probably work in sweat shops.Skunk would be a good guard.
>>3575367Foxes are already domesticated, and picking a red panda would be the obvious choice, so I'm going for the domesticated skunk. A skunk without the stink would be an adorable pet to have.
>>3577578Seconding coyote. A perfect blend of dog and cat traits.
>>3579176>A skunk without the stink would be an adorable pet to have.We have ferrets with scent glands are still active and pretty usefull for their self defense in emergency.
>>3579176People already own descented skunks as pets. Apparently they’re similar to cats in behaviour and pers
>>3577578>>3577581Coyotes were possibly domesticated by Native Americans. Unfortunately, they're extinct now.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hare_Indian_Dog
>>3579262I immediately google searched "domesticated skunks" and found these. Thank you, anon, if only you could breed back the natural odor of skunks and keep the spray as a defensive mechanism like >>3579262.
>>3575367definitely racoons. one time i met a guy with a pet baby racoon
>>3579282I had a neighbor with one of these way back when. They still smell like barnyard animals with the stink gland removed. Friendly enough though.
>>3575367Take the opossumpillDunno why anyone would want a skunk as a pet unless it's some over-the-top anti-burglar measure like that other anon mentioned
>>3575367Red panda is the ethical choice. If you can set up a breeding program to the point where domestication is even an option, then congratulations, you've saved the species.However, raccoons are the fun option.
>>3576391You'd unironically have a better shot domesticating Komodo dragons than coconut crabs. These fuckers are completely merciless.
>>3575367Going with raccoons or red pandas. Would pick opossums but they live for like a maximum of 4 years in captivity
>>3575367I go for a pandaNice and fluffy
>>3579645I bet that raccoon could play the harp.
>>3576436Flyover ghetto anon here, the raccoons are unironically the worst part about living/working in the ghetto. 99% of the people are chill, it's the animals that are total dicks.
opossums are coolraccoons are coolcoyotes, toofoxes and red pandas are played outa non-smelling skunk would be a contender, but no otherwisemy vote would be for a wood chuck, assuming it didn't destroy everything. those little fat balls are pretty funny. also maybe a marmot.
>>3579647Just don't let it associate you as food, simple. Crustaceans like coconut and hermit crabs are shockingly intelligent, it can be done
>>3575387Opossums are actually pretty docile though.
I reject all and choose Pudu
>>3581089How are they shockingly intelligent?
>>3575428Depends on the gun, anon. Your average polymer carry guns tend to have a shitty trigger for that reason but most anything else tends to have a much lighter break.
>>3581089>coconut and hermit crabs are shockingly intelligent
if the answer is not raccoon, then it is raccoon. either that or a skunk, can their discharges be housetrained akin to a dog pissing and whatnot?
>>3575367PossunThen I can have a pet that's as retarded as I am
>>3575367skunk or fox.
>>3582519Thats a species unique behavior, it doesnt mean they are any more or less intelligent then other crabs , simply a random evolved trair
>>3582560Are possums crabs?
>>3582531Brainless animals can do even more amazing things
>>3582200>>3581578Most people assume arthropods are pure instinct, but if you ever work up close with them you'll begin to notice a bunch of peculiarities. Those fuckers learn and adapt, and quicker than you think.I heard of a mate in germany who kept a coconut crab and it actually figured out how to open doors and it managed to raid his fridge. Completely destroyed the unit with it's claws and climbing. It had dragged all of the food out of it so it could eat it withiut getting cold.Considering how poorly documented coconut crabs are I wouldn't be surprised if their intelligence is much greater than anticipated
Coconut crabs do have kill counts in humans i could see them hunting for sport
>>3582630he's lucky it didn't find the knives
>>3576391this, but with a capy