I’ve been into polar bears for some time now, and it strikes me that I probably need a change. It’s not that I’m ‘over’ polar bears, mind you, but I just want to have a look around for a new favorite animal. I’ve got two in mind, they include
The Llama. Fantastic eyes, with a kind of hypnotic stare. SO took me to a llama farm back in Australia about 12 months ago and I came away feeling like I’d just had some kind of religious experience. They’re quiet and furry, and with none of the blood-lust of the PB. They have a good sense of balance and don’t fall off things very much (like mountains, where many of them live in South America).
The Dugong. These guys just hang around eating grubs and stuff on the bottom of lagoons. I’m interested in them because they’re slow. I’m slow too, and suspect that if there is such a thing as samsara/reincarnation, I was probably a dugong in a past life. It makes sense to have your favorite animal be the thing you were last time you were here…
I’d choose the dugong over the llama. If Dugongs spit they’re already in water. I believe the dugong is a slightly diferent beast to the manatee. Dugong’s are found in this part of the world. This kid’s website may be of use to people who want to know the difference.
The meerkat looks good. Thanks for the tip. Any idea how I can include meerkats in the poll? Seems once you set it you’re stuck with it. Sad, as the little fellas are kind of cute with their arms hanging down in front like that. Apparently they have a bit of trouble with hypertension though… not sure I’m looking for an animal with stress problems…
well I am Canadian so I have to say lets change it to either a moose or a beaver(the kind with four legs and big flat tail that lives in water and builds stuff with wood). Plus baby beavers are really cute and no one gives rodents enough credit.
ya, but don’t they get really long after awile. Or is that a different kind of worm. You know, the one where they have to remove it by slicing into the skin and then slowly, day by day wind it around a stick so that it doesn’t break off inside the body. It can get to be something like 2m in length.“Some tapeworms have reached lengths of more than ten meters (thirty feet) with a lifespan, inside a host, of thirty years or more.”
But think of the bonding you’ll have.
And those wind-around-the-stick-type worms are much lower class. They’re the elephantitis ones. Difficult to train, feisty, a bit of a handful really. Especially after a polar bear.
[quote=“guangtou”]The meerkat looks good. Thanks for the tip. Any idea how I can include meerkats in the poll? Seems once you set it you’re stuck with it. Sad, as the little fellas are kind of cute with their arms hanging down in front like that. Apparently they have a bit of trouble with hypertension though… not sure I’m looking for an animal with stress problems…
Is that meerkat on the right doing a turd? It’s massive!
Just did a google search on parasites. There’s stuff out there that defies description. Has anyone else out there come across this publication before? Wealth of information on stomach forna, raising tapeworms, etc:
Move over ‘The Economist,’ ‘Gut Magazine’ is in town…
you will notice that when I suggested beavers that I specifically mentioned the four legged ones that use wood and live in water, not the kind many a men spend hunting at the Pig Pen, or whatever sleezy bar you happen to attend