of course!!!! say anything!!! no limits or taboos
of course!!!! say anything!!! no limits or taboos
Oh, hi! I didn’t notice this earlier! Sometimes tumblr doesn’t notify me of messages. I think the yellow one might be Bothriechis schlegelii and the other one might be puff adder. They are my friend’s and I do not know much anything about snakes or reptiles, really so I apologise for my really bad taxonomy skills on this part :( But I DO know that they are both SOME sort of vipers, and very venomous, they will fuck you up completely if you get bitten. These guys were really calm and nice, tho and I don’t feel scared about visiting my friends even at feeding days :)
There is not enough money in the world so I would take a puff adder into my house. Or okay, I lied, I would take one for 125,000 euros, but that’s my final offer!
I do have venomous tarantulas and centipedes, though. The tarantulas won’t be able to kill anything else than severly allergic babies, but the centipedes might pack more punch.
Even with these critters it was a real battle, I had promised to myself that I would never take anything venomous into my house but here I am, with 3 tarantulas and two centipedes, and I want LOADS more. It’s a slippery slope and it was the same for my friends with the snakes :) First they had just some ball pythons and some mildly venomous little friends but they’ve started taking in more and more dangerous creatures. There is just great love for amazing, beautiful creatures with scales or external skeletons, which transcends venomousness haha!
I am planning to get an avicularia some day, so I can practise for my final goal: orange baboon tarantula, Pterinochilus murinus. It’s my dream tarantula, but so aggressive and so venomous.. I have a long way to go.
I really babbled, sorry for that? I just can’t stop once I start talking about how amazing insects/arachnids/nature is :)
EDIT: I asked my friends and my quesses were WAY off lol I suck ass. They were atheris squamigera and the other some sort of latastei (subspecies not known). My friends do have a puff adder, though. I am very impressed about it. They also have a cerastes and Protobothrops cornutus but no Bothriechis schlegelii like I thought.
im actually laughing so hard at this
is that hiccup
Basically my ice fishing experience.
That was the most Canadian thing I’ve ever seen
Wow, I didn’t know canadians were.. exactly like finnish people :’D
Muura told me he looks exactly like me with my clothes lol. My lemony essence is showing trough.
WARNING! GRAPHIC ANIMAL ABUSE!
I’m starting to get a picture of why exactly pitbulls have such a bad rep..
To stay awake, I’ve watched some pretty obnoxious animal rescue shows from youtube, and holy fucking shit what is wrong with these people who produce this shit?!
There was a pitbull who was left to rot with bite wounds infested with maggots and the narrator said it was a “labrador”, while I wondered why the fuck would you call such an obvious pitbull a labrador, they showed the dog who bit him and oh, of course HE is a pibull. Then they mentioned it plenty that he is a pitbull - the dog who bites.
What??! Won’t people feel sorry for a pittie with bite wounds but they do for a labrador? Fuck you for making this kind of unprofessional narration. These shows are exactly the ones that should be used to educate the public, but they are only used to create panic and gain attention with shitty fucking tactics.
Oh, and pitbulls are not “bred to be aggressive” they are TRAINED to be aggressive you pieces of goddamn filth. SHOVE your reporting skills where the sun don’t shine.
I hate watching these american rescue shows because of the terrible narration, but after watching several different shows from several different countries, I notice that the problem that actually causes most these problems with animal cruelty is poverty.
And nobody addresses this problem ever in these shows. If these people would have better safety nets, they would also be able to take better care of their animals.
Of course there is the case of Michael Vick and that australian cattle-farming politician who left his 100+ sheep stranded and fly-struck, but alot of these people actually had the will to take better care of their pets but just couldn’t.
Especially in the australian show, the people are really nice and confront the owners with kindness and try to help them first before taking any animals away, and due to this openness and communication, the people express their true feelings, even cry in front of the officials.
With pitbulls, there seems to be two things going on:
1. Poverty; the people get into it to gain money somewhere, they might’ve been in touch with the law enforcement and don’t trust government anymore or they cannot get a proper job because of ethnic background or criminal record. They can’t get out and hey, you gotta eat.
2. Image; dog fighting has a status, you do this and you’re a real tough guy. And these stupid-ass shows actually put more water on that mill. Of course some middle-class white lady sitting in a comfy chair with her kids will be like “oh no, how horrible” but showing pitbulls in a light where they are “born killers”, “bred to kill”, “feel no pain” will speak to some people, maybe even some of those middle-class white kids. That is just a commercial for animal torture - come get your bred-to-kill-feel-no-pain-fighting-loving-dog right here for all your animal abuse needs!
In fact, in some parts of Britain (or whole Britain??) there is a law that prohibits the ownership of these types of dogs and it is just absolute hysteria. Good dogs have got a death-sentence because some people love to torture them and get money from it? Does that sound fair to anyone?
ugh, I’m tired and I’ve rambled on more than I was originally supposed to. I quess I’ll get back on track and continue my usual tumblings later this week. Good night.
The darker one is a juvenile Grammostola pulchra and the lighter one is juvenile Grammostola rosea. They are barely one year old, and they will be fully grown as five years old. They’re a great beginner species, both of them :3 Very docile and if they in some miracle end up biting a human, it will barely feel like a bee sting.
G. pulchra is a lot more rare than G. rosea. I was told I had beginner’s luck when I found one so easily, at least where I live.
I visited my long- time friend http://sulevi.tumblr.com/ and took the chance to cam-spam the hell out of his spiders and other critters (but mostly spiders) as well as go all paparazzi on his friend’s venomous snakes.
And harass both of theirs non-dangerous animals!
Finally I have some good-quality pictures of my arachnid babies <3 Thanks!
I’m trying to get over my crippling fear of them and looking at picture after picture seems to be the place to start.
I don’t know of any devoted centipede blogs, maybe some of my followers do?
I can at least add some more pictures you might not have already seen!
What a lovely post :3
I bought myself a pet centipede a while back. I wanted one for their interesting habits and to widen my collection species-wise. When I got one I thought they were so gross, like one of the few critters I have (tarantulas, praying mantids, whip scorpions..) which I honestly consider gross to look at.
But now that I’ve had it for half a year.. yeah, it’s kinda cute :0