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Old 09-15-2016, 08:23 AM
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It's only a couple of ribbons away from being a modern Final Fantasy end boss.
And a whisper of ennui.
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Old 09-15-2016, 09:29 AM
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This would make a hell of a regional form for Beedrill.
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Old 09-15-2016, 10:58 AM
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Please ensure that none of the animals featured in this thread can be classified as majestic, or you will be hearing from my copyright persimmon.
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Please ensure that none of the animals featured in this thread can be classified as majestic, or you will be hearing from my copyright persimmon.
your thread is for plants and minerals too though.
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Old 09-16-2016, 10:46 AM
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Old 09-16-2016, 12:28 PM
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I am unsure as to how to feel about a come-hither look from a crocogator
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Old 09-17-2016, 10:42 AM
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Don't fall for it. Go thither and it'll eat you for sure.
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Old 09-17-2016, 01:16 PM
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Or its buddies lurking under the water will kill you and they will all eat you.
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Old 09-17-2016, 01:18 PM
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I am unsure as to how to feel about a come-hither look from a crocogator
It's a Caiman
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Old 09-17-2016, 01:48 PM
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In that case, I'm completely sure.
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Old 09-20-2016, 07:23 PM
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from the super boss @SheppeyWildlife twitter, this was captioned, "Did you ever get the feeling you're being watched?"

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Old 10-04-2016, 12:35 PM
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Gaze upon this weaslet.
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The Kermit-esque frown of the plains spadefoot toad.
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Research suggests that spiders collectively eat as much animal mass as humans collectively eat. In other words spiders keep all the other nasty insects in check so that we might go about the world without as much insect-inflected misery as we would if spiders were not around.
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That still doesn't excuse the fact that spiders are absolutely pants shittingly horrifying.
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Whenever I find a spider in my house, I will name it - usually something from Norse mythology - and then catch it and release it into in the verdant wilds of my backyard.

"There ya go, Freyja. Be free. Eat all the bugs."

Unless it's a black widow because fuck those guys.
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Old 03-22-2017, 05:21 PM
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do you really get a lot of those in...



deep south lol nm
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Old 03-23-2017, 04:19 AM
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Releasing spiders you found inside to the outside may not end well for the spider if they've acclimated to an indoors environment.

Better to relocate them to, say, a dusty basement corner or other remote cranny of the architecture where some insect control is needed.
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It's been years since I've relocated a spider. They don't tend to nest in the house, and the dog and the cat keep the indoors clean. But whenever I find one in the backyard or in the corner of the boiler or whatever I just let her be. They are good bugs.
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The Kermit-esque frown of the plains spadefoot toad.
This is glorious. I love that an animal gets to be born with an adorable perma-*ulp*-face
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Old 07-11-2017, 08:50 AM
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Stag beetle becomes art star on Twitter
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Old 07-11-2017, 09:25 AM
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Everyone I follow on Twitter is a much better artist than I am
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Because I didn't read the picture description in the title of the post for a split second I thought it was a snail blowing a giant soap bubble bigger than itself before I scrolled down far enough to see the bottom of the photo.
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I took these pictures myself and thought I would share them. These aren't going to make the cover of National Geographic, but it's still neat that I was able to get this close and take shots this clear.



Okay, so in the southwest we have a variety of strange animals. Perhaps the strangest is this one, a lesser known arachnid called the vinegaroon. This distant relative of the scorpion is called this because it secretes a solution of acetic acid (vinegar) and flings it at prey and threats with its whip-like tail. So basically, it's a scorpion that douches its enemies to death.



The vinegaroon was sleeping in the first picture. It's wide awake here, with its claws unfurled and legs spread outward. Its scientific name is mastigoproctus giganteus, and at three inches long (with the legs adding an extra few inches) that title is hardly an exaggeration. I wish I would have added something to the image for the sake of scale, but you'll just have to take my word that this thing was big.

I approached this vinegaroon from the side, and didn't get spritzed. Still, between this and the skunks, I think I take too many risks when taking pictures of wildlife.
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Old 07-14-2017, 07:59 AM
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Ohhhhh man it's gorgeous

There are tyrannosaurus enemies in FFXIV called vinegaroons and it rustles my jimmies.
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Old 07-14-2017, 08:04 AM
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Vinegaroon sounds like a terrible cookie.
And look like boss monsters.
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Old 07-14-2017, 10:23 AM
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Vinegaroon look like boss monsters.
"When you attack it counter-attacks with Acid Fling, so be sure to watch your HP and heal when necessary."
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