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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
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brocoon
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>>3575367
a 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
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>>3575370
a brocoon opening a soda can and binging netflix with you sounds pretty awesome. theres so much useful shit they could do with their thumbs
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>>3575367
A raccoon, it's the smartest one of the bunch and it has almost human hands
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red panda
>would be chill but not really do much
opossum
>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 berries
fox
>has the downsides of cats and dogs put into one animal
skunk
>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 point
raccoon
>thumbs, smart, sociable, would be chill to hang out with if domesticated, would be super helpful

gotta go with the raccoon
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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
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>>3575388
a 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
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>>3575367
Isn't there already domesticated fox breeds? Either way I vote for the coon
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>>3575367
Red Panda, because they are the cutest. Foxes are also a great choice and I think there are (very few) domesticated foxes out there.
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>>3575367
Possum
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>>3575393
I 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
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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.
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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
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>>3575428
>all guns are the same
Wrong anon.
Maybe a .44 revolver is hard to pull back but the wife's peashooter has a hair trigger.
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>>3575367
Racoons are kinda big and smart. If they can be tamed into using their little paws they'd be amazing

Otherwise for me it's the fox because dey cute
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>>3575367
Raccoon ez
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>>3575367
Raccoon. Smarter than a dog.
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>>3575367
Poss easily. They're cute and actually useful.
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>>3575367
raccoon, they're like cats with tiny hands
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>>3575367
opossum or racoon
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>>3575388
Planet of the Raccoons
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>>3575393
>use a gun
Imagine a raccoon holding you at gun point because you ran out of doritos or something
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>>3575367
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Mapachtli
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>>3575808
Damn, that rock really came at him.
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>>3575387
Opossums 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.
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>>3575428
I 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.
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Skunk for the opportunity to teach it to spray on command. I want a living pepper spray can.
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>>3575367
Raccoon
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>>3575454
>Shooting your .44 DA instead of SA
Bro....
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>>3575367
porbably the fogs or the skung or the raccum
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possu is great but they don't live long enough
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>>3575413
They'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.
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>>3575367
Been watching a lot of SaveAFox throughout the quarantine so foxes. I liked foxes to begin with tho
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>>3576274
Modern 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.
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>>3576290
if every dog looked like a husky, no one would want a husky. probably a good thing actually.
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What about tanukis?
What are they like
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>>3576294
A lot of people wouldn't want dogs either and there would be way, way less of them.
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>>3575367
I reject your false dichotomy and embrace the 6th option
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I want pet giant squirell.
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>>3575367
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>>3575367
fox and possum are way easier to domesticate.
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>>3575564
So, another sunday on a flyover state.
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>>3576410
what a fucking ugly nigger
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There are technically already domesticated foxes, but it's a russian job, so I'm not sure how reliable it is.
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>>3575367
Raccoon or fox, but I still think opossums are rad as hell and kinda cute.
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>>3576164
>immune

NO mammal is 100% immune to rabies. Opossums just have higher resistance to it.
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>>3575367
Probably 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.
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>>3575808
Is there a spider there or something? No way they're that skittish.
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>>3575367
>Red Panda
Shy and solitary, would be like a cute fluffy cat but that keeps to itself
>Raccoon
Smart and mischievous, fucker would be hard to keep as they're crafty
>Skunk
Glands removed, it seems pretty nice
>Fox
People have "domestic" foxes and they're really active and cannot be housebroken, they piss and shit whenever they need to. No thanks
>Opossum
They'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
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>>3576699
>cannot be housebroken, they piss and shit whenever they need to
Spoken like a true ignorant
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>>3576296
Tanuki 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.
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>>3576391
>I reject your false dichotomy and embrace the 6th option
>Dichotomy
fail

tetrachotomy is what you're looking for
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>>3576856
or sleep with me,, or just turn on the heat
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>>3576290
>>3576294
Dogs are actually pretty similar to wolves. If you shave a wolf down it will look like a big mean mutt
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>>3575367
Fox
It is cute and cool
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>>3575367
is it a question?
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>>3575367
None. Coyote.
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>>3577578
I love coyotes so fucking much
I have to disagree with you though because retards and white women would ruin them
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>>3577581
rather, coyotes would ruin the white women.
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>>3577582
This smug motherfucker, just look at him.
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>>3576230
>Taking the time to cock the hammer in a life or death situation
>Not just pulling the trigger
Retard
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>>3577617
Well yeah, it's a life or death situation so it's better to make sure you won't miss
Only reason to shoot DA is
>oh shit I have to shoot instantly without aiming at all right this second or I'm dead
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>>3575367
I'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.
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>>3575428
>Gun triggers are designed to have significant resistance to being pulled, a human child could struggle with it
You've never actually held a firearm, have you?
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I would want an opossum pet but they only live for two years so I'm not sure if it's worthwhile.
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>>3575367
Racoons 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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>>3575367
Secretary Bird
Harpy Eagle
African gray
Pygmy falcon
Cinereous vulture
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>>3575367
Domesticated racoons could probably work in sweat shops.
Skunk would be a good guard.
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Capybara
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>>3575367
Foxes 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.
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>>3577578
Seconding coyote. A perfect blend of dog and cat traits.
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>>3576443
t. anon
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>>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.
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>>3579176
People already own descented skunks as pets. Apparently they’re similar to cats in behaviour and pers
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>>3577578
>>3577581
Coyotes were possibly domesticated by Native Americans. Unfortunately, they're extinct now.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hare_Indian_Dog
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>>3579262
I 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.
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>>3575367
definitely racoons. one time i met a guy with a pet baby racoon
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>>3579282
I had a neighbor with one of these way back when. They still smell like barnyard animals with the stink gland removed. Friendly enough though.
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>>3575367
Take the opossumpill
Dunno why anyone would want a skunk as a pet unless it's some over-the-top anti-burglar measure like that other anon mentioned
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>>3575367
Red 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.
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>>3576391
You'd unironically have a better shot domesticating Komodo dragons than coconut crabs.
These fuckers are completely merciless.
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>>3575367
Going with raccoons or red pandas. Would pick opossums but they live for like a maximum of 4 years in captivity
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>>3575367

I go for a panda
Nice and fluffy
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>>3579645
I bet that raccoon could play the harp.
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>>3576436
Flyover 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.
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opossums are cool
raccoons are cool
coyotes, too
foxes and red pandas are played out
a non-smelling skunk would be a contender, but no otherwise
my vote would be for a wood chuck, assuming it didn't destroy everything. those little fat balls are pretty funny. also maybe a marmot.
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>>3581085
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>>3579647
Just don't let it associate you as food, simple. Crustaceans like coconut and hermit crabs are shockingly intelligent, it can be done
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>>3575387
Opossums are actually pretty docile though.
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I reject all and choose Pudu
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>>3581089
How are they shockingly intelligent?
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>>3575428
Depends 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.
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>>3581089
>coconut and hermit crabs are shockingly intelligent
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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?
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>>3575367
Possun
Then I can have a pet that's as retarded as I am
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>>3582200
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYFALyP2e7U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1dnocPQXDQ
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>>3575367
skunk or fox.
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>>3582519
Thats a species unique behavior, it doesnt mean they are any more or less intelligent then other crabs , simply a random evolved trair
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>>3582560
Are possums crabs?
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>>3582531
Brainless animals can do even more amazing things
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>>3582200
>>3581578
Most 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
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>>3582627
Yes.
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Coconut crabs do have kill counts in humans i could see them hunting for sport
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>>3582630
he's lucky it didn't find the knives
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>>3576391
this, but with a capy



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