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Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: April 20th, 2008, 3:29 am
by Diddy_Gal
Does anyone has a favorite critter?

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: April 20th, 2008, 3:32 am
by BlueTronic
Favorite animal: My dog.
Least favorite animal: My little brother.

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: April 20th, 2008, 5:43 am
by Diddy_Gal
Hmmm... I just don't know what to say since I'm an animal lover.
OK, I mostly like monkeys, apes, lemurs, lizards, crocodiles, exotic birds, and white tigers. I love rainforest animals.

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: April 20th, 2008, 8:34 am
by Kiddy14
I love felids. Mostly cats, and tigers... Yay! It's like, tigers are so cool. They have beautiul colors and the marks in their fur. Cats are also magestous, purring... OMG I just love them!

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: April 23rd, 2008, 12:15 am
by Diddy_Gal
Hehe,that's the same thing I feel about monkeys. With their prehensile tails, acrobatic movement and those cute little faces, thery're so cheeky and mischievous.
OOOK! OOOOK! OOOOK! OOOOK! EEEEK! EEEEK! EEEEK EEEEK! EEEEK!

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: April 27th, 2008, 1:49 pm
by Cody
Kong-Fu wrote:Favorite animal: My dog.
Least favorite animal: My little brother.

I laughed at that.


My favorite animal is a Bengal tiger :)

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: April 28th, 2008, 8:44 am
by Jomingo
My favorite animal is Bigfoot. Seriously, he's real.

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: April 28th, 2008, 9:09 am
by Qyzbud
...and he has taken over your avatar!! Wait-- that's... Never mind.

My favourite animal? Frogs. They are definitely number one. I like their shapes and patterning, the way they look when hopping around, the various croaking sounds they make... Let's not forget that they eat mosquitoes and other pesky insects. Smaller frogs are the best, though.

When it's rainy where we live (as it has been in the last few days), Tess (AKA Monkeygirl) and I sometimes go for short drives to look for frogs on the road. I can't think of anything that makes me feel more sad than the thought of frogs being run over, so I drive extra slowly and hop out of the car (in the pouring rain) to rescue the frogs. :mrgreen:

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: April 28th, 2008, 9:14 am
by Jomingo
I agree, Frogs are really cool. Every year me and my family go up to my friends cottage on the lake because they have a barbecue party type thing there, and we always catch frogs in the yard. Last year we got 24 frogs and 1 snake. We always let them go of course.

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: April 28th, 2008, 9:16 am
by BlueTronic
Somebody hopping after frogs in the rain? Can I get my video camera? :)

Please? I'll get rid of it right after I film it by mailing it to AFV I promise!

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: April 28th, 2008, 9:18 am
by Jomingo
It's not actually as funny as it sounds. He have butterfly nets, and just cover the frogs with them so they can't jump, and then pick them up gently. It's not like we're diving in the mud after these frogs, and besides, they don't even jump that high.

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: April 28th, 2008, 10:04 am
by Qyzbud
Nets? Never thought of using nets... We Aussies have always been known to take a more 'hands on' approach. ;)

Spoiler!
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Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: April 28th, 2008, 10:06 am
by BlueTronic
Crikey! :shock:

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: April 28th, 2008, 10:06 am
by Jomingo
Oh yeah, and how did that work out for him?

Rest in peace, you crazy bastard.

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: April 28th, 2008, 10:22 am
by Qyzbud
He died doing what he loved... Not a bad way to go. Maybe I'll get run over next time I go frogging?

Hey. A man can dream. ;)

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: April 28th, 2008, 11:12 am
by nackhe
Yeah, he died the same way as he lived.

With animals in his heart.

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Don't kill me :lol:

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: April 28th, 2008, 11:57 am
by Qyzbud
Heh, that was a nice pun, but a nasty one also... due to cleverness, I forgive you. ;)

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: April 28th, 2008, 7:52 pm
by Cody
Qyzbud wrote:I can't think of anything that makes me feel more sad than the thought of frogs being run over....

Poor Winky. Maybe that's why he hasn't livingly appeared in a non-port since the original Donkey Kong Country :(

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: April 28th, 2008, 10:49 pm
by RawkHawk2010
Crocodiles.

Platypi are cool too. They defy science! :O

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: April 28th, 2008, 10:56 pm
by Qyzbud
Rawky! It's been a while. :) I must have lured you here with that grizzly-looking beast above... or maybe the croc he's holding.

So you like Aussie fauna? They are a wonderfully bizarre lot. Especially those monotremes!

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: April 29th, 2008, 5:50 am
by Jomingo
Indeed, it does look as though god was messing wit us when he created the Platypus.

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: April 29th, 2008, 11:03 am
by Qyzbud
Agreed. It seems like he took all the best parts of a duck and a beaver... closed his godly eyes... hoped for the best... and...

Voila!
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Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: April 29th, 2008, 11:21 am
by Metroixer
Ooh, this is a tough one for me :P.

Well, if I HAD to choose I would say the....

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I can do this :P. I'll say my favorites are dogs. They really are man's best friend, their playful, horribly cute, and make good company. I love dogs ♥.

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: April 30th, 2008, 6:46 am
by Jomingo
Even weirder about the platypus, it's a mammal, but it lays eggs! This goes against the definition of a mammal, and it confuses me so!

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: April 30th, 2008, 3:10 pm
by Qyzbud
...and laying eggs is one of the best things about a duck. :D

But yeah; in a mammal, that's pretty messed up!

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: May 6th, 2008, 2:52 pm
by RawkHawk2010
Qyzbud wrote:Rawky! It's been a while. :) I must have lured you here with that grizzly-looking beast above... or maybe the croc he's holding.

So you like Aussie fauna? They are a wonderfully bizarre lot. Especially those monotremes!


Indeed it has. :O

I'd like to have a pet Platypus one day... too bad they have poison hind leg spurs rumored to have put people in the hospital for months. Ouch.

You could probably get those removed, though.

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: May 7th, 2008, 7:28 am
by Jomingo
I don't know, good luck with that. It's a law where I live that you can't have potentially dangerous pets ever since some ladies pet Racoon literally ate her babies face off in the night.

True story, I kid you not.

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: May 8th, 2008, 3:36 pm
by Qyzbud
Apart from maybe frogs/goldfish, are any pets not *potentially* dangerous? I've known some pretty savage cats and dogs. :shock:

For those of you keen to read some late-breaking platypus news, I just noticed a very recent New Scientist article you might find interesting.

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: May 9th, 2008, 6:56 am
by Jomingo
Qyzbud wrote:Apart from maybe frogs/goldfish, are any pets not *potentially* dangerous? I've known some pretty savage cats and dogs. :shock:


Well, you have a point. But of course, if the animal ever bites a human they are often put down. If it were somethinglike a poisonous platypus, they wouldn't even let you take the chance.

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: June 15th, 2008, 4:49 am
by Kiddy14
Here it is:

Cats on Air

A perfect photo from the most perfect animal, showing its perfect perfection! :D

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: June 15th, 2008, 11:12 am
by Tiptup Jr.
I like turtles. :P

Oh, and HAS THERE BEEN A MURDER?

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: June 15th, 2008, 11:28 am
by Kiddy14
Tiptup Jr. wrote:Oh, and HAS THERE BEEN A MURDER?

You mean the puppy?

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: June 15th, 2008, 12:08 pm
by Tiptup Jr.
Erm... possibly... But the only way you could've obtained this information is through MURDER!

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: June 15th, 2008, 12:13 pm
by Tiptup Jr.
Oh, don't bother going into the bush... I've learned some dark secrets there. :twisted:

EDIT: Oh, this is awkward. I seem to have slipped into a time warp and the person whom I am replying to hasn't even posted yet. Drat.

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: June 15th, 2008, 12:15 pm
by Kiddy14
Oops, I deleted the wrong post :lol:

No! I gotta hide!

*goes into Jomingo's bush*

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: June 15th, 2008, 12:19 pm
by Jomingo
Well, not only have you made this topic confusing to read, you have also continued with the Bush discussion, which as I suggested previously should be taken to the Joke Thread or Random thoughts topic. Because you didn't listen to me, you are both BANNED!!!

Just kidding. But don't tempt me. :D

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: July 29th, 2008, 10:14 am
by DK4Ever
Favorite : Chimpanzees

Least Favorite : Humans (I've met too many ignorant humans in my life, that they've earned their place at the bottom of my animal list. Except for DK Fans (They're just good people) and other humans who have earned my respect, sorry for sounding so melancholy, but it's true.

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: May 21st, 2009, 5:26 pm
by SmudgeKWOOD
Hay hay Diddy_Gal & other peoples who posted here. I have two favorites: meerkats & lynxs. Meerkats and Lynxs are somehow cute to me, what`s your opinion?

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: May 21st, 2009, 5:59 pm
by Gnawzooka
Jomingo wrote:
Qyzbud wrote:Apart from maybe frogs/goldfish, are any pets not *potentially* dangerous? I've known some pretty savage cats and dogs. :shock:


Well, you have a point. But of course, if the animal ever bites a human they are often put down. If it were somethinglike a poisonous platypus, they wouldn't even let you take the chance.

Platypuses don't have a poisonous bit though. :P
And it's only males whihc have the little point on their hand, I believe...
Anyway, that's enough replying to year old posts for today. :lol:

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: May 21st, 2009, 9:39 pm
by Rodent
I'm a big fan of cats. Their personality matches mine, kinda. Lazy...

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: May 22nd, 2009, 5:30 am
by PotoGamer
Camels. After giving a long, long presentation in class about them, they have some of the best adaptations I've seen! Oh yeah, and they're also kinda cute.

My second favorite animal: the platypus.

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: May 24th, 2009, 12:23 pm
by Tiptup Jr.
Kay, I have two new favorites:

1. The orangutan.
2. The betta, also known as a "Siamese fighting fish". I kept one named Larry from about 2004 to 2007, and he could kick some ass. One time by brother got another betta and put his tank next to Larry's, and Larry came up to the glass and flared out his gills and crap. So, yeah, they're pretty much awesomesauce.

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: May 27th, 2009, 1:39 am
by old_buzzard
Favorite animal? I don't know, I love 'em all.

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: December 2nd, 2009, 12:57 am
by Yure16
Kong-Fu wrote:Favorite animal: My dog.
Least favorite animal: My little brother.

And I agree.

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: December 2nd, 2009, 10:20 am
by Qyzbud
That was an awfully pointless bump.

However, I would like to add Siamangs and Orangutans as favourite animals of mine! They are both really beautiful creatures, and siamangs are amazingly athletic and confident as they swing through branches. Gibbons are also really cool, and are pretty similar to siamangs (they are both 'lesser apes'). In fact, there are lots of really awesome primates...

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I'm with DK4Ever, though - humans would have to be my least favourite animal/primate. We're such a selfish, destructive species... :|

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: December 2nd, 2009, 5:27 pm
by Gnawzooka
If apes had our technology they would be no less destructive. Chimps are already known to wage war against each other. A dominant female will eat the children of other females... apes are less friendly than they appear.

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: January 18th, 2010, 1:45 pm
by Tiptup Jr.
Yeah, totally bumping this because I feel there was an epic conversation coming on that never got a chance to bloom. Anyway.

So on the subject of humans being one's least favorite "animal"... We're not really animals in the fact that we have souls. We're people. I've gotten very attached to my pets before, but at the end of the day, they die and you flush 'em down the toilet. It sucks, and I hate it. But that's just the way it is.

Like, you can look at a newborn puppy and think, "oh, it's so cute!", but guess what? That's all that it is. You can't talk to that animal, reason or trade with it- for some reason or another, it's just there. God made all these animals for us, and while sometimes His creations seem strange (like obscure deep-sea creatures that we'll never see), it just makes this world that much more enjoyable while we're here.

We also, y'know, have free will- it's considered morally wrong if a man kills his brother but if a big dog came up and killed some guy, you wouldn't take the dog to court and sentence him to jail time, you'd just kill it. I mean really, to science we may all just be another species or something but I don't like to look at it like that. I dunno.

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: January 18th, 2010, 2:10 pm
by Gnawzooka
Tiptup Jr. wrote:So on the subject of humans being one's least favorite "animal"... We're not really animals in the fact that we have souls. We're people. I've gotten very attached to my pets before, but at the end of the day, they die and you flush 'em down the toilet. It sucks, and I hate it. But that's just the way it is.

At the end of the day people day,and you stick them in the ground. I fail to see the difference, other than that humand don't fit down the toilet.
Like, you can look at a newborn puppy and think, "oh, it's so cute!", but guess what? That's all that it is. You can't talk to that animal, reason or trade with it- for some reason or another, it's just there.

Actually you can talk to animals. Through repetition they can even understand you, the same way babies do. How do you think you tell a dog to sit? Animals learn the same way people do, the only difference is a degree of intellegence. But then not all humans are intellegent either; I'm referring of course the mentally retarded. How is a dog different to a retard? Because the retard can talk back?
God made all these animals for us, and while sometimes His creations seem strange (like obscure deep-sea creatures that we'll never see), it just makes this world that much more enjoyable while we're here.

Oh yeah, like Crocodiles,sharks and bears, and other various predators, that kill and eat us. Or tapeworms and other painful parasites. Or Mosquitoes, that spread various diseases, including deadly viruses such as AIDS and horrible parastes such as elephantiasis? Not to mention the diseases themselves, which are lso living things,which God supposedly created.
We also, y'know, have free will- it's considered morally wrong if a man kills his brother but if a big dog came up and killed some guy, you wouldn't take the dog to court and sentence him to jail time, you'd just kill it.

I'm fairy certain we aren't the only creatures with free will. Also Morales are actually very subjective, not all people believe that killing is wrong, and other animals certainly don't share our opinion.

That's all for now, feel freeto rebuttle. :)

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: January 18th, 2010, 3:00 pm
by Tiptup Jr.
Erm, yeah, pretty tired and all, but I was just sayin': People =/= animals.

And that first part with flushing the fish down the toilet, I meant that's when their lives stop- but when a person dies on this Earth they actually move on to something else. Everything else pretty much still stands, methinks.

Re: Favorite Animal?

PostPosted: January 18th, 2010, 8:53 pm
by Gnawzooka
Tiptup Jr. wrote:And that first part with flushing the fish down the toilet, I meant that's when their lives stop- but when a person dies on this Earth they actually move on to something else. Everything else pretty much still stands, methinks.

I was going to try and argue but decided it would be futile to try and convince a religious person that their beliefs might not actually be right...